Jama Masjid - Andhara Pradesh



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 Video - In and Around Jama masjid
The Jama Masjid is the oldest and the most famous mosque in Hyderabad and is located at a few meters away from Charminar, in Hyderabad. In the year 1597 Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah built it after the completion of Charminar. The ruins of an old Turkish bath lie within the premises of the Masjid.

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The Jama Masjid - Hyderabad is one such great site, which is visited by millions every year. It is located near the famous Charminar of the city. The Jama Masjid in Hyderabad is the oldest mosque of the city and the pride of the whole state of Andhra Pradesh.

The ruins of an old Turkish bathing place adds an archaeological value to the Masjid. Previously a monastery and a school were also the part of the Masjid premises. Everyday during the prayer time and especially during the festive seasons, the Jama Masjid is crowded by numerous Muslims who come here and offer their prayers. The Jama Masjid is visited by a large number of Muslims and remains as one of the principal places of worship in the city.

Jama Masjid - Charminar - Hyderabad
Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah who was the 5th ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty built Charminar in 1591 shortly after he had shifted his capital from Golkonda to what is today known as Hyderabad. He built this famous and unique structure to commemorate the elimination of a plague epidemic from this city. He is said to have prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a masjid (Islamic mosque) at the very place where he was praying.

Accommodation near the Mosque
The accommodation is quite available in number of small hotels, star hotels and lodges in Hyderabad. These star hotels provide number of finest rooms and remarkable service. The small hotels are also available in the city which has basic facilities and good rooms. For more inexpensive and facilitated accommodation one can take a lodge which will provide the basic facilities. Nearby tourist places to Jama masjid



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Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah - Jama Masjid

How to reach the Mosque
  • Through Airways -Hyderabad the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is well connected by air from all the important cities of the country and has recently started with international airport facility.

  • Through Railways- Hyderabad has got its own railhead with well equipped facilities and is connected with all the major cities within the state and outside.

  • Through Roadways- regular bus service connect Hyderabad with all the important places within the country. For city transportation city buses, taxis, and auto rickshaws are also available.