|NH 12, Kohefiza, Bhopal, Bhopal (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|It is open from 6 .00 am to 8.00 pm every day. However, entry to the majestic mosque is not allowed to non-Muslims on Fridays.
|Mosques, Religious Place
|Place visit with
|Kids, Friends, Parants, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|September, October, November, December
Taj-ul-Masjid is the largest mosque in India. The mosque is called Taj-ul-Masjid because, "Masjid" means "mosque" and "Taj-ul-Masjid" literally means "crown among mosques". This mosque reflects a splendid blend of Mughal and Indo-Islamic architecture. The construction of the Taj-ul-Masjid was started in 1857 by Shah Jahan Begum, a female ruler of Bhopal, with the intention of serving Islam and spreading its teachings.
It is made of marble with a pink faÃ§ade dome, has 18 floors with a large courtyard and has four arches and pillars for the main prayer hall. Many devotees from far and wide come to offer prayers in this mosque.
Architecture of Taj-Ul-Masjid
The Taj-ul-Masjid is mainly built with a total area of 430,000 square feet. The mosque is built of red sandstone, which gives its outer walls a pink color. The beauty of the mosque is enhanced by the three stark white bulbous domes on its roof. Two tall minarets covered with white domes guard the mosque on both sides. A rectangular walled complex with huge open courtyard and water tank envelops the aura of the mosque.
Interesting facts about Taj-Ul-Masjid
- The most impressive features of this mosque are its main hall with inter-arched ceiling, wide faÃ§ade, spacious courtyard and smooth marble floor.
- The complex of the mosque is so huge that 175,000 people can be accommodated together for Namaz.
- Fests take place in the courtyard on Fridays and during a group organized for three days when thousands of people from all parts of the country and outside visit the mosque.
- The prayer hall is 260 feet long and has calligraphy, floral motifs and ornate carvings on its interiors.
- It is one of the most important Muslim pilgrimage centers in India.
- The Tajul Masjid was built by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum and his daughter Sultan Jahan Begum throughout their lifetime.
How to reach Taj-Ul-Masjid
By Road:- Road is the easiest way to reach the mosque, local transport can take you to the Taj-ul-Masjid.
By Train:- Taj-ul-Masjid is only 4 km away from the railway station, from here you can take a rickshaw to reach the mosque.
By Air:- Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal is only 9 km away from Taj-ul-Masjid. One can easily take taxi or auto outside the airport to reach the mosque.
Nearby famous places
- Sardar Manzil
- Shaukat Mahal
- Jama Masjid
- Gohar Mahal
- Moti Masjid
- Rani Kamlapati Palace
- Lower Lake