Timings : 24 hrs
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Situated at the western end of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, Fatehpuri Masjid is a 17th century mosque named after the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife- Fatehpuri Begum. Built in 1650, the mosque is constructed entirely of red stone and boasts of a fluted dome and towering minarets. A masterpiece of Mughal architecture, the mosque has a vast central prayer hall designed with seven enormous arches. The monument is famous as it was used to station the Indian troops during the war of 1857. Later, it was also auctioned by the British to a local merchant.
Boasting of spectacular architectural expertise of the bygone Mughal era, the mosque has three huge entrance gates, one of which opens across the road from Red Fort and the other two are located towards the North and South. The mosque is thronged by devotees and tourists alike owing to its heritage and historical significance. The most popular festivals celebrated at the place are Id-ul-Fitr and Id-ul-Azha when the edifice is beautifully decorated and is a sight to behold.
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