One of the top 10 attractions in Mumbai, the imposing Haji Ali is both a mosque and tomb. It was built in 1431 by wealthy Muslim merchant and Sufi saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who was inspired to change the course of his life after going to Mecca. It also contains his body. Situated in the middle of the ocean, Haji Ali is only accessible during low tide from a narrow, 500 yard long walkway. On Thursdays and Fridays tens of thousands of pilgrims flock there to receive blessings from the dead saint. If find you need to pass some time until the tide lowers enough, there's a shopping center on the opposite side of the road.
Unfortunately, women are no longer permitted to enter the shrine's inner sanctum. However, they can still visit its large open area.
Where: Central south Mumbai, just off the coast of Worli, not far from Mahalaxmi railway station.