Prince Charles visits Mumbai mosque

The Prince of Wales has visited a unique mosque today that is one of Mumbai's most important religious and tourist attractions.

Prince Charles visited the tomb of Saint Haji in Mumbai. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Charles, who has a deep interest in Islamic art and culture, was given a guided tour of the Haji Ali Mosque, built on a small outcrop a few hundred metres from the Indian shoreline in the city formerly known as Bombay.

The Prince of Wales views restoration work during a tour of the Haji Ali Mosque Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It is part of a wider complex that contains the resting place of the Muslim saint Pir Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

During his visit the Prince was shown ongoing restoration work to conserve the monument that has been damaged over the years by sea water.

Charles and Camilla are currently on day six of their visit to India.

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