Maula Ali Dargah

Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Hyderabad - Nampally Railway Station): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 15 kms from Nampally Railway Station, Moula Ali Darga in an important pilgrimage site in Hyderabad for Shia Muslims.

It is situated at a height of 2017 feet above the sea level on Moula-Ali Hills. There is an annual event Moula-Ali Urs that takes place during the month of Rajab. Atop the hill it is very tranquil, clean and breezy. The Moula-Ali darga draws people from all over the country and abroad too.

It was built by Asif Jahis in the memory of Hazrat Ali. Legend has it that Yakoob, a eunuch in the court of Ibrahim Quli went to the hill after he saw Hazrat Ali seated on it. To his surprise, he saw the impression of Hazrat Ali's palm on a stone - which he had already seen in his dream. He had the impression hewn out and shrined, then built an arch over the spot. Ibrahim Shah later built a mosque beside the darga.

Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM