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“Humbling experience”
Review of Haji Ali Mosque

Haji Ali Mosque
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Sitting on a jetty in the Arabian sea, this spectacular white mosque was built to honor and house the remains of the Muslim saint Haji Ali.
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Humbling experience”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Haji Ali Dargah is the complex housing the tomb of the Muslim Saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Along with the tomb, there is also a Masjid at Haji Ali. It is held in reverence by people of all faiths and it is beleived that a wish made here comes true. I have always wanted to be here and when the opportunity came I did not want to miss it. In fact this was the first place to visit during my short three day visit to Mumbai. It is located about 500 meters into the sea close to the Mahalaxmi Race Course. We were there on a Friday and the place was pretty crowded. Due to the Friday Prayers entry to public was closed for nearly an hour around lunch time. This caused a huge rush by the time entry was opened again.
There are many eateries lined along the pathway as also a large number of beggars who pester you for alms. The local shop owners too try to sell you their wares. The complex itself is well managed but the area surrounding the pathway is dirty and full of litter. This needs to be kept clean. As mentioned due to the rush we were rushed all along but once inside the complex things were better managed. It does get pretty warm during the afternoon so a better time to come here would be early morning or late evening. Parking is a big problem so one should take a taxi or park some distance away. Luckily for us a helpful taxi driver guided us to the Heera Panna mall across the road where we were able to park comfortably.

We would have loved to spend some more time here but had other places to visit. Maybe when I am in Mumbai next I will do that.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank ravimark1
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Perth, Australia
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“Fight through the beggars”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Pretty impressive and a good experience all things considered. The beggars line the path on both sides and some are truly deserving while others believe the fact that they are poor and chose to have kids is enough...

Certainly worth a look...

Visited December 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“A holy place of in mid of sea”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

A peaceful place for everyone to visit and feel the inner peace within. You can also enjoy the motor boat ride near the mosque.

One must visit with friends/ family.

Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is truly a very unique place of worship. It is connected to the mainland via a narrow path that is about a 10 minute walk into the Arabian Sea. It is very unique. I only wish it was kept a little cleaner and that tourists and residents alike wouldn't toss garbage everywhere (hence the one star off).

Visited November 2013
Thank Abhijit K
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

You have to experience the wow of this place. The taxi leaves you on the roadside at the entrance of the pier that leads to the dargah . My husband and kids loved the desert shop which sells delicious fresh juices ice cream and tantalizing deserts. They also sell pizza outside on the roadside in front of you. I was totally in awe, pizza and no pizza oven i totally had to try this. Pure veg pizza for about 40rupees (not 100% certain on the price) it was the best pizza i ate in my 21days in India.

The pier is jam packed with a bustling market that operates during low tide only.

Flowers, chardaars, imitation jewellery, qwali, Punjabi dress, pictures, gem stone rings, food, toys, books, gosh all of this can be found as you walk through the pier leading to the dargah.

It was beautiful.
India is beautiful.
Haji Ali Dargah was simply breath taking.

Visited January 2013
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