The charm of the mughal architecture and the religious connotation makes Jama Masjid an epitomy for the Islamic followers. This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who built the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road. The highly decorative mosque has three great gates in the east, north and south, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur’an written on deer skin. Constructed in Sandstone and white marble, Jama Masjid can be entered from both the directions – North and the South Gates. The eastern gateway is supposed to remain open in Friday and was used by the emperor himself. Jama Masjid is cluttered by devotees who offer namaz (prayer), especially during Muslim Festival. For those who don’t belong to non – Muslim community, a specified time is mentioned to enter the mosque. Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider so make the most of it. It is part of the Old Delhi sightseeing and a must visit when you are in Delhi.