Location: Jama Masjid is one of the most popular historical mosques and it is situated in the heart of the Leh city. It is located on the main market road of Shey village in Leh, which is the capital of Ladakh, in the state Jammu and Kashmir.
Description: Jama Masjid situated in Leh houses the main memorial known as Shahi Hamdan. This mosque is dedicated to a Muslim Sufi Saint, named Mir Syed Ali Hamdani. During sixteenth century, the Jama Masjid mosque was built in the year 1666 to 1667 as a part of an agreement between the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and the ruler of Ladakh, named Deldan Namgyal. A couple of years ago in the place of the Jama Masjid mosque a new mosque were constructed using modern architectural design. The fifty two percent of the total population of Ladakh is constituted by Muslims, who are further divided into three sections which are Sunnis, Shias, and Nurbakshi.
Activities: Visitors can enjoy the glory of this beautiful mosque and capture the magnificence of this ancient structure through photography. They can also view the most popular ‘The Holy Quran’ written on deerskin. There is no entrance fee to go inside the mosque but it may cost you money for photography.