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Haji Ali's Mosque in Mumbai

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 42°C)
·  Winter: November-February (10°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

Opening Time: 05:30 a.m.
Closing Time: 10:00 p.m.
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Haji Ali Dargah and Mosque form a splendid whitewashed complex located spectacularly amidst Arabian Sea, some 500 yard off the Mumbai shoreline. Housing the tomb of the Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari and an adjoining mosque, the place greets people from all religions and faiths. It is believed that when the saint died on his way to Mecca, his body placed in a casket floated to this place and hence the dargah was constructed. A mosque was added later to the complex.

Built in the impressive Indo-Islamic architecture, the structure boasts of ornamental gateway and ceilings with rich mirror work depicting Arabian patterns and 99 names of Allah. Recently added pure marble work has raised the overall splendour of the complex. There are separate entrance points for men and women. Thursday and Friday experience huge crowds of ardent followers and devotees.

The complex is accessible only during low tide, as the pathway connecting it to the shoreline submerges in water during high tide. Visit the place early morning during the sunrise and watch it fabulously bathing in the orange light. Be sure to wear traditional clothes and follow the religious conduct when visiting the dargah. Outstanding peace and serenity and regular Sufi music performances at this sacred place create irresistibly engrossing environment.  

Road: Hornby Vellard, also called Lala Lajpat Rai Road connects the visitors from various parts of Mumbai to the pathway leading to the shrine. It is connected to many popular roads like L.J. Road and Eastern Express Highway and supports local transportation in the form of taxis and local buses.

Railway: Mumbai Central Out Station (about 2 km. away), Mahalaxmi Station (about 1.5 km. away) and Byculla Railway Station (about 4 km. away) are the nearest rail access point to the mosque. You can hire a cab or take a walk from each of these stations to reach the place.

Airway: Mumbai International Airport, connected to major airports of the world, is about 20 km. from the mosque. Prefer to hire a taxi from here or you can also board a bus.