Haji Ali Dargah is a prominent tourist attraction in the city. The holy spot can be seen clearly from Haji Ali junction during any time of the day.
The dargah is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, and contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
Throughout the year, thousands of locals and tourists flock the dargah. The causeway to the dargah passes across the ocean. A walk to the dargah along the causeway is one of the most beautiful parts of the trip to the shrine.
However, the causeway is not bound by railings, and therefore gets submerged during high tide. During heavy monsoon, the dargah also becomes inaccessible.
Being perched on an islet off the coast, Haji Ali opens up to spectacular vistas of the Arabian sea on all sides. Also, the sight of Mumbai from the dargah is equally breathtaking.
The 600-year-old mosque structure constantly erodes, due to saline winds. It has undergone extensive renovation during 1960 and 1964.
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end and Mumbai celebrates Eid al-Fitr, we take a look at some of the vintage photos of the city's iconic Haji Ali Dargah since the 'Bombay era'...