The Haji Ali Is a dargah and mosque located in the heart of mumbai built in the middle of the sea with a constricted path leading to the dargah, which is southern part of mumbai. It was build in 1431 in memory of wealthy muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Who finally settled in mumbai.
Irrespective of faith and religion, people visit the dargah to get the blessings of the Saint Haji Ali. Sometime on friday various Sufi perform a form Qawwali in devotion at the dargah.
Near about 80,000 people visit every week. The structure was gone into upgradation in 2008 with white marble.
How To Reach
Haji Ali Mosque located in the Worli area of South Mumbai.
By Local Train
You can take local train and get off to Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai Central Station or Byculla Station to get to the Haji Ali Dargah. From the station you can take local transport like BEST bus or taxi to reach 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 to reach Haji Ali Dargah.
Best Time to Go
Try to go early morning before 8 am so that you can enjoy the raising sun and escape from mumbai heat and crowded and if not then that try to avoid sunday because its too crowded.
Food to try
You should try Juices and snakes at "Haji Ali Juice Center" one of the oldest Juice centers and if you like “moghulai food” should go to "Cafe Noorani" which is just 0.9 Km