Jamia Masjid, popularly known as Jama Masjid, is situated at Nowwhatta in old city of Srinagar. It is regarded as the most important mosque in Kashmir. Built in 1400 AD by Sultan Sikanadar, structure of the mosque resembles the style of Indo-Saracenic architecture and its magnificent courtyard along with 370 wooden pillars invites large number of tourists from across the world. Away from bustling activities of the city, it is the ideal hub of peace, tranquility and serenity.
Thousands of Muslim devotees assemble at the mosque every Friday to read Namaaz (prayer). The mosque was destroyed thrice by fire and rebuilt each time; last restoration work was carried out during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh. Despite of this, Jama Masjid still today stands tall and evokes the glorious historical stories to each visitor.