Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India. Built in 1571 A.D.,
it is the most scared building in Fatehpur Sikri and has, therefore,
been built on the highest point. The mosque has a vast courtyard.
Towards the corner on the right side, is the Jammat Khana hall and
next to which is
Rauza, the Tomb of the Royal Ladies. It has tomb of Islam Khan, and
Sufi shrine or 'dargah'. The tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti is worth
seeing. Originally it was built in red stone and was later faced in
marble by Jahangir. It's lattice screens are the most intricate and
beautiful in the world.
Jama Masjid is beautifully
decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles.
The building comprises of pillared Dalan, a beautiful 'Chhajja' and
the 'Chhatri' on the roof. The main Iwan of the building is rather
simple and contains a central arch with geometrical designs. The
monumental gateway, Buland Darwaza is the main entrance to the
mosque. The other entrance is Badshahi Darwaza, which is towards