From the Top of Jama Masjid Minar in Delhi

A ticket has to be bought to go up the southern minar. But it is worth it

The masjid looks as beautiful sideways

The masjid looks as beautiful sidewaysis w

 

One climbs a flight of stairs from a tiny door near Gate no 3 and comes on top of the side gallery. Then we walk towards the dome

One climbs a flight of stairs from a tiny door near Gate no 3 and comes on top of the side gallery. Then we walk towards the dome

The second set of stairs takes one to the base of the dome. You are up close and personal with these majestic and beautifully conceived domes. Here the ticket is checked again.

The second set of stairs takes one to the base of the dome. You are up close and personal with these majestic and beautifully conceived domes. Here the ticket is checked again.

This is the tower we have to climb up

You climb up 134 steps to the top. Its round and circular and winding. No place to rest or catch your breath. On top the minar arches are enclosed with wire mesh

You climb up 134 steps to the top. Its round and circular and winding. No place to rest or catch your breath. On top the minar arches are enclosed with wire mesh

One lady is resting on the top of the pillar around which the steps wind up

This is the minar we have climbed up. Tourists are allowed on the southern minar. There's an identical one on the north side

This is the minar we have climbed up. Tourists are allowed on the southern minar. There’s an identical one on the north side

A glorious view of the QIla e Mubarak aka Lal Qila or Red Fort can be seen from here

A glorious view of the QIla e Mubarak aka Lal Qila or Red Fort can be seen from here

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The sharqi or eastern darwaza of the masjid

The sheer gorgeousness of the domes and the perfection of the lotus finials is to die for!

The sheer gorgeousness of the domes and the perfection of the lotus finials is to die for!

A long shot of the courtyard

A long shot of the courtyard

Is this Persian grafitti or just scratches on the wall of the minar just below the arches?

Is this Persian grafitti or just scratches on the wall of the minar just below the arches

A long shot of the courtyard

A long shot of the courtyard

The tank for wuzu

The tank for wuzu

On my way down I catch the inscriptions on the masjid arches

On my way down I catch the inscriptions on the masjid arches

 

 

 

 

 

 

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