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Pathar Masjid

Situated opposite the Shah Hamdan mosque and across the Jhelum is the Pathar Masjid, the biggest surviving Mughal structure in Jammu and Kashmir. Its fašade consists of nine arches which are noted for their horizontal construction. Built in 1623 by Noor Jahan, the mosque was however never used for prayers as the high priests boycotted the structure, describing it as a desecrated building. The construction of the mosque was supervised by the well known Mughal historian-architect Malik Hyder Chaudhary. Pather Masjid is about 6 km away from Srinagar city. Srinagar can be approached by road from Jammu (305 km) which passes through the Jawahar Tunnel. The nearest railhead for the city is Jammu Tawi (305 km). Srinagar Airport, 14 km from the city, is the nearest airport.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Srinagar

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