Mumbai: Walking on Water

Built on a tiny islet rising out of the city’s Worli Bay, the 377-year-old Haji Ali Dargah adds some adventure to the average itinerary. Every day tens of thousands of Islamic pilgrims come to worship and pay tribute at this mosque, shrine, and tomb of the saint Haji Ali, traversing the narrow, unrailed causeway that connects this architectural marvel to the mainland. The dargah’s 85-foot tower and elaborate, mirrorlike colored mosaics draw hosts of admiring non-Muslims as well. Just make sure to go during low tide; when the waters are high the sea lashes the causeway—and anyone on it.