The city of Agra is situated on the banks of Yamuna River in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It was in 1506 that Sultan Sikandar Lodi, a Mughal emperor, moved his capital from Delhi to Agra. His son Ibrahim Lodi succeeded the throne and remained in power for nine long years. There are many popular historical attractions in the city that are visited by tourists from all over the world. Some of these are the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Tomb of Akbar the Great. Jama Masjid is another great attraction of this place that is flocked by visitors in huge numbers. You can visit this place as well during your Agra day tour with your friends and family.
Jama Masjid is popularly known as Friday Mosque, and it is located opposite to the Agra Fort in this city. This mosque was constructed in 1648 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who dedicated this holy place to his beloved daughter, Jahanara Begum. The eastern side of this building has the main entry that leads into the courtyard, which has a fountain. Domes of this magnificent mosque are made of red and white marble on which beautiful finials (a decorative part on the top of a wall) of inverted lotus have been inscribed.
The western wall of the building is adorned with a beautiful mihrab (a semicircular niche built in the wall inside a mosque), which is made from white marble. There is also a Persian inscription in one of the archways that is written in praise of Jahanara Begum and Shah Jahan. The main shrine here has a facade, which has slender turrets carved on it. This sacred place is indeed one of the best places to visit in Agra. You can avail those Indian tour packages that include a trip to this amazing city to visit this site during your holidays.