Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer

Situated on the outskirts of the town of Ajmer, the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra holds considerable historical significance. The mosque, though needs some restoration work, is an exquisite piece of art that beautifully blends Jain and Muslim architecture.
As per the local legends, the construction of this mosque was completed in two and half days and hence the name (Adhai translates to two and a half in Urdu). Some folk tales relate the name of this monument to the two and a half day festival that used to be celebrated here every year.
Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra was earlier an abode of worship for the Jains and Hindus before Muhammed Ghori of the Ghurid Empire converted it into a mosque.

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Let’s Take a Peek at the splendid Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is exquisitely designed and an architectural wonder that is the best example of Indo-Islamic construction. The best attractions of this mosque are the main hall and the arches. The main hall is embellished with carved pillars and the arches have intricate patterns carved on yellow limestone. The mosque also has a tower that is used for namaz. The walls of the prayer hall are decorated beautifully with intriguing rectangular patterns, very similar to the Persian mosques.

Things to take care of!

  • The monument of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra holds religious significance and hence visitors are recommended to not wear their footwear inside the mosque.
  • There is no restriction on photography and videography.
  • Visitors are not allowed to carry their food items. Food is available for purchase.
  • Spitting or littering the campus is strictly not allowed.
  • Consuming alcohol, drugs, and/or tobacco is strictly forbidden.

Travelling to Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra

By Air

Jaipur is the nearest airport to Ajmer, which is well linked with other major cities of India. From Jaipur, you can avail the local taxi and cab facilities. There are also many private buses that run from Jaipur airport to Ajmer.

By Bus or Car

Ajmer is well connected by road with Delhi, Agra and other major cities of Rajasthan. There is abundance of bus and car hire facilities available from Delhi and other major cities in the North India to travel to Ajmer.

By Train

Ajmer is well linked to most major cities across India. Most trains run via Delhi. You can easily reach Ajmer by the Shatabdi Express, The Pink City Express, Chetak Express, among others.

Visiting Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra – Timings

  • The Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is open for visit all days of the week from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The best time to visit the Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra, Ajmer is October to March when the weather is pleasant. Summer months should be avoided, particularly if you are from the cooler cities and are not used to scorching heat.


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