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Chauburji Masjid

Location: On the Chauburja Marg at the intersection with Ridge Road, about half a kilometer southeast of the Flagstaff Tower.

Time to Visit: Open on all days

Preferred Timings: Sunrise - Sunset

Admission Fee: Free and open to all

Photography charges: nil

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located in Civil Lines, or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or take the metro rail.



Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station

Nearest Metro Station: Delhi University

Functional Metro Station: Delhi University

Nearest International Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

Time required for sightseeing: 30 minutes

On the Chauburja Marg at the intersection with Ridge Road, about half a kilometer southeast of the Flagstaff Tower lies the remains of Chauburji Masjid. Built by Feroz Shah Tughlaq (1351-88), the mosque derives its name from its architectural features of having 'four domes', which it once had. The mosque was constructed by the sultan as a part of his palace called Kushk-i-Shikar (the hunting lodge) or Kushk-i-Jahan-Numa. However, some are of the belief that it was built as a mausoleum but the mihrab in the west wall of the western chamber confirms that it was constructed as mosque. At present the Masjid is survived by a double-storeyed structure with a large central chamber. One can also find small chambers attached to the central chamber.



Nearby Tourist Attractions

Ashokan Pillar, Hindu Rao house, Pir Ghaib, Flagstaff Tower, Nicholson Cemetery and Qudsia Bagh.

Nearby Places to Eat

McDonalds in Kamla Nagar and Model Town, Nirula's, Chacha ke Chole Bature, Baskin Robins and Momo's Point in Kamla Nagar, Vikrant Restaurant in Kingsway Camp, Grant Plaza in Model Town and many roadside Dhabas.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Kamla Nagar Market, Model Town Market and Mukherji Nagar Market and Ashok Vihar Market

Last Updated On: 2011/07/04

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