Taj-ul-Masajid is a mosque situated in Bhopal, India. In Asia this is one of the largest mosques. During the day time Islamic school is running in this mosque. Smallest Mosque in Asia is Dhaadi Siddi Ki Maszid. This is located very near to Taj-ul-Masajid. Other name of this mosque is Crown of Mosques. It was constructed by Nawab Shah Jahan Begum. She was the wife of Baqi Mohammed Khan.
What to see in Taj-ul-Masajid: Taj-ul-Masajid is so attractive with pillars and marble flooring. This masjid look like Mughal architecture Jama Masjid in Delhi and some of the features look like Badshahi Mosque of Lahore. Eleven recessed arches can be seen in Quibla hall of Prayer hall. Mosque is so attractive with pink colour. This mosque is the dream of Sultan Shah Jahan Begum. Area covered by this mosque is 23,312 Sq.feet.
Other interesting thing in this temple is this mosque is having separate chamber for the woman to offer prayers in the mosque. In
General woman are not allowed to enter into the mosque. It is having two huge 18 stored minarets. This mosque is having magnificent hallways, marble flooring, and 3 spherical domes. Prayer hall is holding 27 ceilings. Out of 27 ceiling, 16 are decorated with ornate design which looks so beautiful.
What to see around Taj-ul-Masajid:
Bharat Bhawan: It is multi art complex. This is the best place for exploration and innovation of visual, Vocal and Performing arts. It is a thrieving centre for contemporary arts. It is located 3kms away from Taj-ul-Masjid.
Birla Museum: It is an archaeological museum established in 1971. Artefacts belongs to prehistoric period are placed here. Tools used by Palaeolithic and Neolithic man are placed here. Terracotta belongs to 2nd and 6th century BC and stone sculpture belongs to 7th century are also placed here. It is located 4kms away from Taj-ul-masajid.
Upper Lake: Other names are Big Lake and Bada Talaab. This is oldest manmade lake in India. It is believed that King Bhoj’s skin disease cured by this lake. Water sports are most famous here. It is located 8kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid.
Lower Lake / Chota Talaab: It is connected with upper lake. Water sports are most famous here which is 3kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid.
Van Vihar Park: It is situated in the heart of Bhopal on the hillock. It is like Zoo which is 6kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid.
Archaeological Museum: Statues of Lord Vishnu, Shiva, Lakshmi and painting from Bagh caves are major attraction in this museum which is 4kms away from Taj-ul-Masajid.
Other attractions near Taj-ul-Masajid: Other attractions near Taj-ul-Masjid are Gohar Mahal, Museum of Mankind, Shaukat Mahal, Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Bhimbetka Caves, Fish Aquarium, Sanchi Stupa, Sair Stupa, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, and Gufa Mandir.
Getting to Taj-ul-Masajid: Buses, cars and Taxis are availbel to reach this mosque. Mosque is in Bhopal. Bhopal is well connected with Road, Railway and Air ways. From Jabalpur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi etc bus, trains and airbuses are available to reach Bhopal.
Getting around Taj-ul-Masajid: Autos, Taxis, Mini buses, Buses are available to visit surrounding places of Taj-ul-Masajid.
Best time to visit Taj-ul-Masajid: Best time to visit the place is place between November to February.
Where to stay in Taj-ul-Masajid: In Mosque complex there are no accomidation factilities available. In Bhopal,Plenty of budget, Midrange and Luxury hotels are available to stay in Bhopal. Most of the Midrange hotels are located in Shamala Hills and Maharana Pratap Nagar. Budget hotels with good facilities are available near bus stand and railway station.
Where to eat in Taj-ul-Masajid: No eateries are available in mosques. It is advisable to carry food and Water. In Bhopal city restaurants, Mughal influence in spicy meat delicacies such as Kebabas and curries in more. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian food is available. All varieties of Continental, Chinese, Mughal, Punjabi, South Indian cuisines are available.