Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah

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Haji Ali Dargah
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45 Ratings & 19 Reviews

About Haji Ali Dargah

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Saturday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Sunday: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.30 AM - 10.00 PM

Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431, in the memory of a Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Located on an island close to the sea shore of Worli, this shrine is visited by over 40,000 people on all days, particularly Thursdays and Fridays. Being located in the middle of the sea, the dargah remains closed at the time of high tide.

The structure of this dargah symbolises Indo-Islamic style of architecture. There is a narrow pathway from the Worli bay that connects the shrine with the city. It is just a 500 yard walk for the devotees from the bay to the shrine.

Tourists can reach the place by taking taxis, auto rickshaws or buses to the Worli bay and then walking up to the dargah. The nearest railway station is Worli station; hence, people can also board on trains to reach the site. From the station, any means of public transport can be used to reach the bay, from where the dargah is just 500 yards’ walk away.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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19 traveller reviews for Haji Ali Dargah

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Sunil Kunnoth

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  • Sunil Kunnoth
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 27 photos
  • 15 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  816 readers

"Haji Ali Dargah, A Monument of Communal Harmony" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 7 days ago
Haji Ali Dargah was voted as one of the seven wonders of Mumbai. It is one of Mumbai's chief landmarks and is situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg. I have visited this shrine twice. First I went there in a June, but I couldn't enter inside since it was heavy rain there. But this time I am lucky and did spend some hours there. For a lot of reasons, you must visit this place if you are in Mumbai. Thousands of people visit the Dargah daily. Visitors number may increase on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. At times, it looks like a sea of humanity, especially on the Ramadan Eid and Bakri-Id.

Behind the mosque, you can enjoy the cool breeze and play with the splashing waves. You can sit on the rocks and enjoy the sunset. A visit to this holy place is a divine and delightful experience. People of all faiths come, pray and enjoy together on this picturesque platform of God. Here the religion is Peace!

The Dargah is a brilliant specimen of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture. It is a marble marvel showcasing the classic style of the olden times. The white coloured structure is a delight to our eyes. The white domes and minarets offer you the beauty of the Mughal architecture of the period. The walkway, offering 500-yard walk is the main highlight of the trip. You will enjoy the cool waters and the pleasing breeze. You cannot enter the mosque during rough monsoon and tides. There is a great rush of all types of people- pilgrims, visitors, shoppers and onlookers. Both sides of the footpath were occupied by the vendors, who do brisk business. Cooling glass, cap, toys, ready made garments, cosmetics and eatables like ice cream, candies, hot snacks, everything were available there for a decent price.

After darshan/visit, you can taste some delicious fruit juices from the famous juice shop named after Haji Ali though the rates are not 'cool'.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 20 photos
  • 345 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  16070 readers

"Not just a religious place, very beautiful too" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
Going by the name, one might think it is only a place of worship. You will be mistaken if you think so. No doubt the prayers in the Dargah will take to you a world of peace. But the road you take in order to reach there is wonderful as well. One walk a good distance through a narrow road in the middle of the sea. Watching waves break in both your sides while walking is a different experience altogether.
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Nikit Dhingra

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  • 2 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  318 readers

"In a nutshell it is a place just like heaven"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 12, 2015
It was the day when I planned to visit Mumbai for the first time for sightseeing. When I reached Mumbai in morning firstly book a hotel nearby railway station and booked a car to see all places. Driver took me to Haji Ali Dargah, you know that place is awesome, I have ever visited in my life because. It is situated in the middle of water and when you cross the way to dargah, you will find from both side of the way waves of water are surrounding you like they wanna tell you something about the holy place. I felt those things really and also temperature and weather of that place is also awesome. You find yourself in some place where your mind says to go and take blessings of god and went to watch some other place but your heart says stay here for time. After 2 hours of worship came back and went to visit some beach. In a nutshell it is a place just like heaven.
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Rahul Gupta

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  • Rahul Gupta
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  385 readers

"One of the best and most visited place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 18, 2015
It was a great moment and enjoyed alot there and its best sight seeing and one of the most visiting places. The evening was pleasant and what a sea shore and enjoyable evening it was.
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Navneet Sinha

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  • Navneet Sinha
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 66 Reviews
  •  366 helpful votes
  •  19912 readers

"People go to fulfil their wishes"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Mar 6, 2015
I think this is the only Dargah in side the Sea. It is one of the old traditional dargah where people from all religion visit for there wish to be fulfilled. You have to walk a mile from main road on a sea road to reach Dargah. Normally people offer Prayers and Chadar on fulfilment of their wish. During high tide the approach road is covered with water.
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  • 18 votes

Vidyasagar Mehta

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  • Vidyasagar Mehta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 23 Reviews
  •  91 helpful votes
  •  7029 readers

"Famous and in middle of the sea"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 5, 2015
The dargah is very famous among the Mumbai. It is situated in the middle of the sea and connected by a strip of cemented road, but when on high tide the whole water is filled.
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  • 14 votes

Hayat Jahagirdar

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  • Hayat Jahagirdar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 21 Reviews
  •  215 helpful votes
  •  11235 readers

"One of the best divine places"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2015
The place is well maintained and one of the old holy places here in Mumbai. Only distraction is the beggars which you'll find on your way towards the dargah. Not to miss the evening qawwali sessions.
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Bijay kumar gupta

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  • Bijay kumar gupta
  • Lives in Adoor
  • 4 Reviews
  •  15 helpful votes
  •  4960 readers


  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2014
Haji Ali is full of holy place visit mostly you can visit during Day time, it found good scenery. Our group enjoy a lot in Haji Ali you feel blessed.
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  • 12 votes

Mohammed  Moizudddin

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  • Mohammed Moizudddin
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 9 Reviews
  •  34 helpful votes
  •  4566 readers

"Holy place with very historical information"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2014
Holy place with historical, Dargah set of high rising rocks in 1916-17. Around 10000 people visit this holy place, Haji Ali Dargah for all.
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Rajkumar Gounder

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  • Rajkumar Gounder
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  35 helpful votes
  •  8678 readers

"People of all beliefs and religion visit this Dargah"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2014
The holy Dargah is situated very next to the Mahalaxmi temple. People of all beliefs and religion visit this Dargah, which is situated few kilometres from the sea. Due to low tide, the visitors can visit the Dargah during the day till 4.00 p.m. and thereafter when the sea level rises, the path is covered by the sea water.
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