Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai

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  • View of Haji Ali dargah from the coast
  • People heading towards Haji Ali dargah

Haji Ali Tourism



Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque in Mumbai built in the middle of the sea with a constricted path leading to the dargah. It is the tomb of Saint Haji Ali. The white mosque is located 500 yards into the sea and can be accessed only during the low tide.

Two legends are popular regarding Haji Ali Dargah. According to the first legend Haji Ali, was a rich businessman who renounced the worldly pleasures after his visit to Mecca and was then engrossed in meditation. While the other suggests that Haji Ali went on a pilgrimage to Mecca and died there but his casket miraculously drifted back to the shores of Mumbai.

In accordance with the Muslim tradition, Haji Ali Dargah has different praying rooms for ladies and gents. Since one cannot visit the mausoleum during the low tide, so there's an offshore location, which is situated on the opposite side of Mahalakshmi racecourse.

After passing through the carved entrance of Haji Ali Dargah, you enter the marble courtyard containing the main shrine. Hundreds of devotees come to the mosque to get the blessings of the saint. The tomb is covered with red and green coloured chaddar, enclosed in a wonderful silver frame. The tomb is ornamented with beautiful mirror work of different colors and the ninety-nine names of Allah are inscribed on it in Arabic. The courtyard is huge with a number of refreshment stalls.

How to Reach Haji Ali

Haji Ali Mosque located in the Worli area of South Mumbai is a place of great importance for Muslims and other followers of Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Thus, the place is visited by thousands of people each week and lakhs of people every year.

If you are planning to visit to this sacred place the following guidelines can be helpful for you.

By Air

The city of Mumbai being one of the most important places in India is well connected by air. Haji Ali Mosque is located at a distance of 20 km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Flights of almost all the major and minor airlines land at Mumbai Airport.

By Rail

Mumbai Central Railway Station is located at a distance of 3.475 km from Haji Ali Mosque. So you can easily reach the place by hiring an auto or taxi from the station.

By Road

It is very easy to reach the famous Haji Ali Dargah. One can easily get the buses of Mumbai Transport Corporation to Worli from different parts of the city. Then a short walk for 500 yards and you are at the destination. You can also hire a private taxi or an auto to reach the sacred mosque. The National Highway 8 connects Mumbai to Delhi along with Jaipur and Hyderabad.

Last Updated on : December 10, 2014