Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and shrine on an island off the coast in Worli. It was built in memory of Haji Ali, a rich Muslim merchant who gave up all worldly pleasures before embarking on a pilgrimage.
Popular not just with Mumbaikars but also people from all over the country and abroad, this mosque (dargah) is built in the Indo-Islamic style of architecture and looks stunning amidst the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. It is linked to the mainland Mahalaxmi area by a narrow walkway bereft of railings and is prone to sea water during high tide which makes it accessible only during low tide. A walk on the causeway with the sea on both sides is one of the highlights of a trip to the shrine.
Haji Ali Dargah has a tomb that is always covered with a brocaded red and green sheet, supported by a delicate silver frame. The marble pillars inside the main hall are decorated with multihued mirrors and embrace the ninety-nine names of Allah. On Thursdays and Fridays, the shrine is visited by at least 40,000 pilgrims from all faiths who seek blessings of the legendary saint.
This shrine is more than 500 years old.
Location: On an island off the coast in Worli