Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai
Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah | Tourist hotspot in Mumbai

Haji Ali Dargah, located about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg, is a popular religious destination for people of all faiths. The structure, situated on a set of high rising rocks, took its present-day shape in the early 19th century after the Trust was legally formed in 1916.

The complex houses the tomb of Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.) and a Masjid. The white domes and minarets of the Dargah are reminiscent of Mughal architecture and attract visitors of all religions. In fact, about 10-15 thousand people visit the Dargah daily, and the number increases to 20-30 thousand on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. During the second day of Ramadhan Eid and Bakri Eid, lakhs of devotees visit the Dargah, and the pathway leading to the complex is crowded with people.

Visitors from all over the world, without restrictions of caste, creed, and religion, come to Haji Ali Dargah to offer their prayers and seek the blessings of Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari (R.A.). Devotees pray for various wishes, such as wealth, health, children, and marriage, and their wishes are often granted.

How to reach
By Air: The nearest airport is Mumbai International Airport
By Rail: Nearest station is Mahalaxmi station in Mumbai, Maharashtra
By Road: Tourists can take a bus or cab to reach the Dargah