Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai
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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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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
  • Lives in Bhopal
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  • 453 Reviews
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"Irrespective Of Faith And Religion People Visit Dargah" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 days 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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Majid Shaikh

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

"Best and peaceful place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
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
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  • 56 Reviews
  •  16 helpful votes
  •  6879 readers

"Haji Ali Dargah, A Monument of Communal Harmony"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months 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
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  •  74 helpful votes
  •  90849 readers

"Not just a religious place, very beautiful too"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 3 months 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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Faisal Siddiqui

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  • Faisal Siddiqui
  • Lives in Aurangabad
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  •  1 helpful vote
  •  135 readers

"Adorable place for all kinds of religions"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Considered and adored place by all kinds of religions must visit when lonely. Experience the serenity and calmness of the environment. Sunset time is the best time to visit Haji Ali.
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Mohammed Kashaf

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  • Mohammed Kashaf
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  •  117 readers

"A peaceful place located in between the sea"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Haji Ali Dargah is one of the peaceful place in Mumbai and as said it is unbelievable to see the Dargah located in between the sea. One cannot forget to try Haji Ali Juice centre at the road side of Haji Ali Road.
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Shahir Khan

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  • Shahir Khan
  • 2 Reviews
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"An awesome place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2015
I visited Mumbai last week and as we had heard about Haji Ali Dargah, an awesome and peaceful place. I really felt happy and will never forget this day. It is very clean and big. I will surely request my friends and relatives to visit this awesome place.
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Nikit Dhingra

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  •  5 helpful votes
  •  447 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
  •  514 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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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"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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