Popular Pilgrimages in Mumbai
Mahalaxmi Temple (Photo Courtesy: Nichalp)
South and Central Mumbai is home to many temples that are significant for the locals and also well visited by tourists who visit Mumbai.
Haji Ali Dargah (Close to Worli, Tardeo, Kemp's Corner, Mahalaxmi Temple) - The tomb of the Muslim saint Haji Ali, who died on a pilgrimage to Mecca and miraculously his casket floated back to these shores. The Dargah is set 500 yards into the sea and can be reached only in low tide. Very popular tourist spot.
Babul Nath Temple (Close to Girgaum Chowpatty, Walkeshwar, Kemp's Corner) - built in 1780, a stone lingam of Shiva is worshipped here.
Surya Narayan Temple (Close Bhuleshwar, Marine lines) - original structure was built some 200 years ago and the present temple structure supplanted in about 1830.
Mahalaxmi Temple (Close to Haji Ali, Pedder Road, Kemp's Corner) - is the oldest temple in Mumbai, the idols of the Goddess and her two sisters are said to have been found in the sea.
Mahim Shrine (Close to Bandra) is the shrine of Makhtum Fakir Ali Paru and was built after his death in 1413.
Siddhi Vinayak Temple (Close to Shivaji Park, Worli, Mahim) is dedicated to Ganesh and was rebuilt on the site of a 200-year old temple. Very popular and well visited temple locally and now even visitors and tourists to Mumbai make it a point to visit the temple.
The above can be visited in one full day (12 hours) or two half day (6 hours each) trips.