Haji Pir Dargah of Kutch is the ideal example of a shrine that goes beyond the borders of the religious differences. People of all religions come here to visit the shrine of Pir Haji Ali Akbar. This is a must visit for the tourists in their Gujarat tourism. The glorious pilgrimage in the Kutch of Gujarat is closely located to the Pakistan border. Besides Gujarat, the aesthetic view towards all faiths of Haji Pir is famous all throughout India, which is no less than a universal epoch.
It is said that Ali Akbar was a soldier of Shahabuddin Ghori. After his service is over he settled in a local village named Nara and started to help people and animals. He used to save the cows that were driven away by the local goons and dacoits. He later on was entitled to be a “Haji” after he visited the greatest pilgrimage of the followers of the Islam faith the Haj. The locals used to call him Haji Pir and Zinda Pir.
People here believe those who visit the Haji Pir Dargah and make a wish that comes true. Tourists these days come to this shrine; worship and pray to Haji Pir to fulfill their wish. After worshipping in the Haji Pir Dargah, they travel four miles to the Karol Pir.
The Haji Pir Dargah is not only visited by the Indians but also the Pakistanis along with tourists from coming to Gujarat, India from different parts of the world. Many Bollywood actors and actresses are spotted to have visiting the dargah several times in this shrine of Bhuj.
Finally, after several political arguments the ‘Ramkatha’ programs staged here together by the local Hindus and Muslims.
Some superstitious people walk on fire in front of the Haji Pir Dargah with a hope that their wish will be fulfilled by the messiah.
Devotees here donate open-handedly as they believe that whoever donates with full heart their wealth multiple gradually. There are many stories that tell about those donators whose wealth have been doubled and tripled with the passage of time
By Air: The nearest Airport is Ahmedabad. Travelers have to reach Bhuj to reach the Haji Pir Dargah.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Bhuj.
By road: AC sleeper buses, Volvo, luxury & other buses from Bhuj are available to reach the dargah.