The most impressive structure in
Bhopal is the Taj-ul-Masjid, one of the largest and most elegant
Muslim mosques in India.
Taj-ul-Masjid literally translates as The Crown of Mosques,
and the construction of the monument was characterised by sporadic
bursts of activity alternating with spans of inactivity during the
reigns of successive Begums.
However, the monument was never completed due to lack of money, and
after a long lay-off, construction was resumed in 1971.
The building really presents a spectacular sight and is worth taking
a bow to. Its pink façade is topped by two huge
white-domed minarets pointing upwards to the heavens, as if seeking
The mosque also has three huge bulbous domes, an impressive main
hallway with attractive pillars, marble flooring and a spacious
courtyard. Must a visit site.
The mosque is one of the most important Muslim landmarks in the city
of Bhopal, and is multi-purpose as it is used as a madarsa, a Islamic
religious school during the day.