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HILLMAN INDIA ADVENTURE
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North India:
JAMA MASJID MOSQUE
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After the walk with the Street Kids, we carried on through spice and textile markets to Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India. It is built like a fortress, with a central hall for praying with covered walks on the other three sides. Walked up a long flight of wide steps to the entrance and took off our shoes. There were attendants at the entrance checked that we hadn't brought in cameras and dressed us all in floral gowns. - like hospital gowns. The body must be covered in a mosque. 

The mosque was completed in 1656 AD with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble. The courtyard can accommodate more than 25,000 persons. There were elaborate marble and sandstone structures and carvings everywhere. Lots of people were lying in the covered walkways to have a cool nap. The blond female members of our group were stopped often to have pictures taken -- sometimes just themselves, other times, cornered by many young men, children, and even whole families. LOL!

We then went to a vegetarian fast food place for lunch after which we made our way through more congested streets lined with stalls and shops selling fruits, vegetables, spices, and multitude of wares.
 


Jama Masjid Mosque

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Back to the Streets via Tuk-Tuks and sandals


Strolling through the market streets



 
 

GALLERY 3
JAMA MASJID MOSQUE

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