"Haji Ali's Mosque" Haji Ali Mosque Tip by Willettsworld

Haji Ali Mosque, Mumbai: 13 reviews and 30 photos

 
 

This mosque, built in the 1940's, lies on an island in northern Mumbai and is approached by a long causeway that gets submerged at high tide. Within the mosque complex lies the dargah (tomb), built in 1431, of a rich 15th century merchant, Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who renounced all his wordly possessions before making a pilgrimage to Mecca. Legend has it that Haji Ali died on his way to Mecca and his body, in its casket, floated back to Mumbai. However, some believe that Haji Ali drowned at the place where the dargah stands today. Be warned, that there are a lot of beggars on the causeway. See my warning tip about this.

Address: Dargah Rd, Haji Ali, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Directions: Located in the Haji Ali Bay off the Arabian Sea
Phone: +91 22 2352 9082
Website: http://www.haji-ali.com/

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  • Written Dec 16, 2007
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