Sunset at Haji Ali Dargah

Haji Ali dargah is among the place in our list that we had decided to visit during our weekend photography sessions.

To tell you the truth it was my friend’s selection. As far I m concerned I try to stay away from places of worships. I find more solitude in nature than man-made structures for worship.

Haji Ali dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai. It’s a mosque and dargah(tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. source:wiki

When we reached there it was already 5pm, and just one hour to sunset. Being inside the sea there was half km walk towards the mosque. Plus when we saw the huge crowd trying to reach the place we came to conclusion that we will never make it in time to reach the island, then return back to the semi-circular promenade and shoot sunset. So we decided to stay put and shoot for sunset and maybe next time visit the tomb and mosque.

Our decision to hold back at worli promenade proved right. We shot for almost three hours and never realized how time flew that fast. Good times you know how quick it flies! I shot few street snaps then mostly snaps of Sun setting against the structure of Haji Ali dargah. Earlier I had shot couple of sunset pictures at Marine drive, but now I m forced to say that this was better than that. Mostly because there is a foreground object to frame in.

The setting Sun, against the backdrop of Haji Ali dargah, endless ocean, sea-birds and occasional fisher men boats, a perfect recipe for a picturesque sunset. What more could I have asked for!

We will soon return to visit the actual tomb and mosque till then showcasing some of the best shots that I got that evening.

Do let me know how I m doing. Please leave your comments and views. Will meet you again very soon, till then do take care, good day!

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About mayur hulsar

Server(AIX)Administrator by profession, photographer & amateur astronomer by passion.. Fascinated by every aspect of life, and loves to live every moment of it..


  1. Amazing how you manged to make so much sky function so well in that first photo.

    The sunsets beside the ‘masjid’ represent how visually exotic Hindustan can be.

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