Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai
Dargah

Haji Ali Dargah

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About Haji Ali Dargah

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    • 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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Ashwin George

  • Tourist
  • Ashwin George
  • Lives in Bhilai
  • 3 photos
  • 7 Reviews
  •  1719 readers

"A remote pilgrim place in the ocean"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Visit to this place is restricted during high tides. Best way to reach is by local train and the nearest stations are Mahalaxmi and Mumbai Central. You can also get good food inside the dargah premises and guys please do try out the paan, it's just awesome.
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Faizal Ansari

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  • Faizal Ansari
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  178 readers

"Beautiful dargah made in sea"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's an amazing place. I have visited few days ago on the way to Dargah is 1 km. The way to Haji Ali Dargah amazed me because it is made in sea and looks very beautiful.
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Tanzeel Khan

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  • Tanzeel Khan
  • Lives in Faizabad
  • 1 Review
  •  178 readers

"God gifted place is Haji Ali"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Its really a good place for sightseeing. A dargah which is present in middle of the ocean catches your eyes and the waves rinse your body with a water. You feel superb at this place and it also a good place for clicking photo.
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Karun Kumar

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  • Karun Kumar
  • Lives in Jhansi
  • 41 photos
  • 12 Reviews
  •  8754 readers

"Doesn't matter from which religion you are, must visit once"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
From Mahalaxmi station, you can take a taxi to reach Haji Ali for 10 INR. A variety of expensive and delicious fruit juices are sold along the roadside. Flowers and 'chadar' can be bought from vendors there only. The sunset at Haji Ali takes away all your worries and brings you with peace and calm. The 3 storey building beside facing towards sea, is made up of marble. Relaxing there in summers is a great pleasure. Power charging points can be found at the same place. Although being a masjid, it is a place for all religions.
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Sameer Sp bhau

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  • Sameer Sp bhau
  • Lives in Pune
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  206 readers

"Good place in Mumbai"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Good place in Mumbai, Haji Ali Dargah. I visited this place for the first time. I really like this place because Haji Ali Dargah has sea view.
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Ashad Shaikh

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  • Ashad Shaikh
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  175 readers

"Haji Ali Dargah is a very respective place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Haji Ali Dargah is very respective and religious place, so many people come here for blessing and many more pray. Haji Ali also has a mosque where people pray, namaz and many more such things.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 3200 photos
  • 635 Reviews
  •  7500 helpful votes
  •  78467 readers

"Irrespective Of Faith And Religion People Visit Dargah"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
The famous Haji Ali Dargah is situated on a tiny Island just half a kilo metre from the shore in the vicinity of Worli and Mahalaxmi Temple is hardly one kilometre from the Dargah Complex. This is the holy shrine of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who was wealthy man but given up all his wealth to the poor before leaving for Mecca. This Dargah was built in 1431, where his body was found as it has reached to the rocks of this Island, where Dargah is existing. There are many legend about the Saint and about his miracles. The Dargah complex is having the shrine of the Saint and a Mosque and few constructional addition to the complex, Indo-Islamic Architecture is significant and interior is well decorated by embroidered Red and Green Tomb cover, silver border supported by marble pillars. Dargah complex is having beautiful courtyard with complete marble flooring and drinking water arrangement is there, and for ablution also proper arrangements are made. Here visitors just pay their homage and they have to leave the main shrine during crowd and they may visit the complex or they may recite the Holy Quran. As the Saint's miracles and his personality to help the deprived and poor during his life, made this Shrine quite popular.

The path-way which leads to the Dargah starts from the Foot-path and one will find many shops of Rose Flowers and green tomb covers. Approach to the Dargah is possible during low-tides only as during high tide pathway immerse in the Sea. Many good restaurants are there close to the Dargah on main square and many street food and juices stalls are available. On the pathway few restaurants are available. On Thursday and Friday huge crowd of devotees visit the shrine and during holidays numerous visitors register their presence at Dargah on Friday Sufi musicians perform devotional songs known as Qawwali. Photography can be made and the complex picture also may be captured. There is no restrictions all can visit the shrine and may feel the attraction and the affection as irrespective of faith and religion as Saint served the mankind, people visit the Dargah to get the blessings of the legendary saint. Sometimes, especially on Thursdays and Fridays. As one must have minimum things along as a walk and crowd of devotees, will not disturb your visit indeed it will be a pleasant visit.
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Zahoor Kazi

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  • Zahoor Kazi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  170 readers

"Very nice shrine located on sea"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
Very nice shrine. It is located on sea. It has very nice sea view. One must visit this shrine. Anyone who will visit the shrine and make wish, from the blessing of Haji Ali Baba his or her wish will complete one day.
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Majid Shaikh

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  • Majid Shaikh
  • Lives in Jalgaon
  • 2 Reviews
  •  377 readers

"Best and peaceful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 12, 2016
Best place in Mumbai to visit in any season. Beautiful place, seashore and the lovely shrine. Great seeing Haji Ali Dargah which is very peacefull place for all people.
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Sunil Kunnoth

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  • Sunil Kunnoth
  • Lives in Kozhikode
  • 39 photos
  • 65 Reviews
  •  18 helpful votes
  •  13614 readers

"Haji Ali Dargah, A Monument of Communal Harmony"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 23, 2015
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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