Jama masjid - Salem - Tamilnadu

Jama masjid - Salem

Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosques in Tamil Nadu built during the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century. The mosque is famous for its striking architecture that shows a combination of Indian and Islamic styles. The mosque has a large airport, a place of worship and a minaret that offers great views of the city. Jama Masjid is considered one of the holiest places in Salem and a popular destination that Muslims must visit. The mosque is also an important cultural center that hosts religious and social events throughout the year. The mosque is surrounded by beautiful gardens and wide open spaces, providing peace and tranquility to visitors. The garden is well-kept and provides a peaceful respite from the noise and chaos of the city.

History of Jama Masjid

The mosque is believed to be built in Salem by Tipu Sultan who was the ruler of Mysore around 300 years ago. According to legend, Tipu Sultan built this mosque to strengthen the Islamic infrastructure. He thought that Salem was the most important place in southern India and building a mosque could be a way for him to assert his authority and gain the support of the local Muslim community.

Speciality of History of Jama Masjid

It is the oldest mosque in Salem. The 135-meter tower sits on an area of 1.5 acres. It is considered one of the tallest buildings constructed in South India at that time that is a must see for anyone who loves architectures.

Visiting time in Jama Masjid

6.00AM – 8.00 PM

Dress code in Jama Masjid

Wear clothes that cover the upper body entirely and cover your legs below knees.

Nearby sightseeing places in Jama Masjid

Government museum, Oothumalai hill, Mookaneri Lake, Kurumbapatti Zoological Park, Yercaud

How to reach Jama Masjid Mosque?

By Air – Salem airport is the nearest to reach Jama Masjid that covers about 22 km.
By Train- Salem railway station is the nearest junction to reach Jama Masjid
By Road - Salem District is well connected with the National Highways. Three important National Highways NH7 (North-South). NH47 (Leading to West) and NH68 (Leading to East) intersect at Salem