Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai: History, Timings, Entry fee, Tips, Attractions

Haji Ali Dargah Mumbai

Situated on the shoreline of Mumbai in the middle of the Arabian Sea, the Haji Ali Dargah is a dreamy religious place visited by thousands every day.

Haji Ali Dargah is a mausoleum that houses the tomb of Muslim Saint Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and a mosque. Built out of white marble, according to Indo-Islamic Architecture, it is a beautiful structure standing in the middle of the ocean.


It is known that Haji Ali Dargah was built in 1431 AD by a saint named Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up his wealth and pleasures before going for Haj in Mecca.

You will find people from all religions, visiting the Dargah and it is a popular pilgrimage site in Mumbai. It is a 400-year-old structure and has marble pillars and minarets which give it a unique appearance.

hajiali darghaHow to reach Haji Ali?

By train:

You can reach Haji Ali Dargah easily by the local train in Mumbai. The nearest station is Mahalakshmi Station and after deboarding the train, you can take an auto-rickshaw or taxi.

By road:

It is located near Worli-Sea link, you can reach through Ghatkopar or Shivaji Park.

Timings to visit Haji Ali Dargah:

The timings to visit Haji Ali Dargah is between 5.30 AM – 10.00 PM. People visit in large numbers on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Entry fee:

There is no entry fee to visit Haji Ali Dargah.

Traveler Tips for Haji Ali Dargah:

Here are some travel tips for you:

• Avoid going to Haji Ali Dargah on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays as it is quite crowded
• Visit the Dargah early in the morning
• Cover your shoulders and head before entering the Dargah
• Visit the mosque during low tides as during high tide it becomes difficult to walk
• Donations to Mosque are welcome

Best time to visit Haji Ali Dargah:

The best time to visit Haji Ali Dargah is from July – April.

Facts about Haji Ali Dargah:

• The salty winds and daily visits by thousands of visitors have an impact on the structure of the Dargah and it starts eroding. There are renovations carried out in Dargah to maintain the structure.
• The causeway that takes you to the Dargah is affected by high tides and it gets submerged, making it inaccessible.
• It is known that Dargah was unaffected by the storm of 1949 and the floods of 26th July.

Nearby attractions:

• Mahalakshmi Temple
• Mahalaxmi Racecourse
• Dhobi Ghat
• Gateway of India
• Nehru Science Centre
• Elephant Caves

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