|South Extension II, Delhi (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings:-There is no visitor fee to the Moth Mosque and it is open on all days from sunrise to sunset.
|Mosques, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Family, Married Couples, Friends, Parants, Siblings
|Best time to visit
|July, August, September
|AIIMS Metro Station (1 KM) Green Park Metro Station (1 KM) South Extension Metro Station (1 KM)
About Moth Ki Masjid
The Moth Mosque is a heritage building located in Delhi, and was constructed in the early 16th century during the reign of Sikandar Lodi, ruler of the Lodi dynasty. The mosque was built by Miya Bhoiya, a nobleman of the Lodi court, which was completed in 1505. It was a new type of mosque developed by the Lodis in the fourth city of Delhi during the medieval period of the Delhi Sultanate. The mosque is now completely surrounded by the modern locality of South Extension Part II, Uday Park and Masjid Moth, which consists of residential and commercial establishments in the urban setting of South Delhi.
Architecture of Moth Ki Masjid
The Moth Mosque displays a mixture of Islamic and Indian architectural styles. It is built of red sandstone and adorned with decorative elements including intricate carvings and geometric designs. The mosque has a three-domed structure, with the central dome being the largest. The prayer hall has a mihrab (prayer niche) and a pulpit. The beautiful architecture and design reflect the artistic sensibilities of the Lodi period.The mosque's central dome stands as a focal point, while the use of white marble enhances its visual appeal.
Interesting facts about Moth Ki Masjid
- Moth ki Masjid is a relatively quiet and less crowded historical site in Delhi.
- It is a great place for history buffs and those interested in exploring lesser-known monuments.
- This mosque is famous for its beautiful structure and unique history.
- Moth's mosque has an elaborate prayer hall that is rectangular and measures 41 (north-south) x 9 (east-west) meters. Its interior is connected by five bays located on the eastern elevation.
- The innermost space is made of white marble with rectangular red sandstone panels.
- The northern and southern walls of the mosque have windows opening at ground level. They also have balconies supported by raised stone brackets over the windows.
How to reach Moth Ki Masjid
By Metro:- The nearest metro station to Moth Ki Masjid is "INA Metro Station" on Yellow Line. From there, you can take a short auto-rickshaw ride or walk to the mosque.
By Bus:- Various bus routes connect different parts of Delhi to the area around Moth Masjid. You can easily reach the mosque by taking a bus.
By Car/Taxi:- Taxi and rideshare services are widely available in Delhi. Apps like Uber or Ola can be used to book a ride.
Nearby famous places
- Safdarjung's Tomb 4.2 km away
- Lodhi Garden 5.7 kms away
- Humayun's Tomb 7.1 km away
- Khan Market 5.9 kms away
- India Habitat Center 4.8 kms away
- National Museum of Handicrafts and Handlooms 9.8 kms away
- Dilli Haat 3.6 kms away