The Tomb of Haji Ali, or Haji Ali Dargah, is a historical landmark in the magnificent Mumbai city. Situated at the southern part of the city, the tomb was built in 1431 AD to honor a wealthy Muslim merchant - Haji Ali Shah Bukhari - who went on to became a saint. The tomb is considered one of most renowned Islamic symbols and visited by devotees from all castes, creeds and religions.
Spread in an area of 4,500 meters, the Tomb is flanked by imposing marble pillars that still inspire awe. Visited by millions of people every year, this 400-year-old structure holds a pride of place among tourist, historical and religious sites in Mumbai. Every day, devotees pay a visit to the tomb to seek blessings and marvel at the architectural charms of the structure.
The architectural style of the Haji Ali Dargah is a fusion of Mughal and Indo-Islamic styles. This 85 feet tall structure has two significant monuments – one is the tomb and second, a mosque. Into renovation since 2008, the entire structure comprising a marble courtyard, the central shrine and the mosque, is a zenith of design and architecture. Once in Mumbai, take some time out to visit this world popular tomb.