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Jamali Kamali Mosque And Tomb

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb is situated in South Delhi in the Archeological Village complex in Mehrauli village. This historical monument comprises of two structures: mosque and the tomb of one of the famous poets during the reign of Humayun and Babur.

The construction of the Jamali Kamali Mosque started in the year 1528-29 during the reign of Babur and completed during the reign of Humayun.

This monument is a marvelous example of the Mughal architecture. The mosque is ornamentally decorated and completed in a typical Mughal building style with red sandstones and marble. The experts consider the design of mosque as the point of transition of the architectural styles. The mosque comprises of a prayer hall with five arched openings and beautifully carved designs. Of the five arches, the central one is higher than the rest with minarets artistically designed. There are slots in the walls with mihrab and also the walls are decorated with inscriptions from Quran. The corners of the mosque are decorated with four octagonal towers and the veranda on the mosque provides easy access to the multi-storeys of the mosque. There are many small windows provides throughout the mosque.

The tomb of Shaik Fazlulluh or as popularly known as Jalal Khan is located about 300 meters from the mosque in a small chamber. There are two tombs here: one is of the famous poet Jalal Khan and the history of the other tomb still remains a mystery. It is believed that the tomb is that of an unidentified companion of the great poet and Sufi saint Jalal Khan. Though the chamber is small it is very grandly decorated. Even the ceiling and walls bear the richness with various colors and designs. The walls are also decorated with the verses composed by this great poet. The green lawn in front the mosque is well maintained and gives the visitor a sense of tranquility and peace.
This historical monument is recently renovated by an autonomous organization known as INTACH. Other attractions around this place are Qutub Minar, Madhi Masjid, Adham Khan’s Tomb, Zafar Mahal and more.

History of Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb

Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb was built during the reign of Babur and got completed during the rule of Humayun during 1528-29. Within 300 meters of the mosque lies the tomb of the famous poet and saint who lived during the era of Humayun and Babur. Jalal Khan died in 1535-36, the construction of the tomb was done during the same period as that of the mosque.

Jalal Khan was the disciple of Sufi Saint Sheikh Samauddin. Jalal Khan was a great traveler and has travelled around Asia and Middle East. He became the famous poet during the Lodi era and continued to remain the famous and favorite poet and saint of the Mughal era as well.

Best Time to Visit

The mosque is open on all days but Friday prayer is not allowed in the mosque as it is one of the preserved Islamic historic monuments. Hence tourists can visit this place on any day of the week. 

How to Reach

By Road

Jamali Kamali Mosque can be reached easily from the famous Connaught Place. Delhi is a place which has good connectivity through roads. There are local buses available from various parts of the city to Jamali Kamali Mosque. Alternately one can depend on private taxis which can easily take them there.

By Rail

The nearest railway station is the Nizamuddin Railway station and the metro railway station is Central Secretariat station.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport.


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