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Moti Masjid


Moti Masjid in Agra was built by Shah Jahan. During the rule of Shah Jahan the Mughal emperor, numerous architectural wonders were built. Most famous of them being the Taj Mahal. Moti Masjid earned the epithet Pearl Mosque for it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court.


Moti Masjid or the Pearl Mosque was built by the emperor who built Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan. The mosque as it shined like a pearl got the popular name of Moti Masjid.The mosque was built by Shahjahan for his members of the royal court.

Full Address

Moti Masjid, State Highway 62, Agra Fort, Rakabganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282003


Type of Place

  • Mosque
  • Historical

Prefered For

  • Senior Citizen
  • Family
  • Friends


  • Indra Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.
  • Agra Railway Station.

Important Information

  • Opens On : All days of the week. Timings : 5:30 AM - 6:00 PM Visit Duration : 1 to 2 hours.


  • Architecture:- It stands on ground that slopes from east to west to the north of Diwan-i-Amcomplex in Agra Fort. The courtyard of the Moti Masjid has side arcades and arched recessions and the main sanctuary facade beyond. The sanctuary is roofed with three bulbous domes built of light white marble and stand on the red sandstone walls. There are a series of Hindu-style domed kiosks along the parapet. There are seven bays that are divided into aisles which are supported by piers and lobed arches. The Moti Masjid boasts of extensive white marble facing, a typical stylistic feature of architecture during the reign of Shah Jahan. This masjid was constructed at a cost of 1 lakh and 60 thousand rupees and took four years to build. According to Sant Nihal Singh, "It struggles of the soul to soar above worldly entanglements".

Things to Buy

  • Carpets, Metal wares, Marble, Leather goods.

Things to Eat

  • MUGHLAI FOODS {all types of mughlai foods are available}, BEDHAI AND KACHORI {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}, CHAAT {Famous area - Chaat wali gali in sadar bazar}, DAALMOTH {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}, PARANTHAA {Famous point - Rambabu paranthe wale on old Delhi Agra highway}, PETHA {Famous point and area - Panchhi Petha and Baluganj area}.

Things to enjoy

  • Significance of the Masjid The architectural design of the mosque resembles the Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. The architectural significance of the mosque is that it is built on a land that inclines from east to the northern part of the Diwan-i-Am complex. The mosque here is lavishly built with light white marble facing reflecting the style of architecture during Shah Jahan.