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Address: Malabar Hill, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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So as not to defile sacred air, earth or water by cremating, burying or...

So as not to defile sacred air, earth or water by cremating, burying or putting corpses in water, the Parsee sect places their dead within a tower, where the bodies are consumed by birds.

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Visit once, talk about it forever

Not interesting to see but fascinating to know about. And if you visit once, you’ll be talking about it forever. In a drive around the Hanging Gardens in the upscale neighborhood... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not interesting to see but fascinating to know about. And if you visit once, you’ll be talking about it forever. In a drive around the Hanging Gardens in the upscale neighborhood of Malabar Hill, all you’ll see of the Tower of Silence is the entry way where the deceased are passed through and the vultures circling overhead presumptively doing what... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

One should not call it an attraction as it is the burial place for parsee community. Nothing to see here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Tower of Silence, also known as Parsee Bawdi, is a graveyard that is situated in the posh Malabar Hill region of the city. Covering an area of 55 acres, this funeral ground is where the last rites of people belonging to the Parsee community are performed.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

You would probably have been told or read about Mumbai's "Tower of Silence", its mysteries and meanings. As a matter of fact, it is not a tourist attraction, it is not opened for visitors, and specially to those that do not belong to the Parse community and to the Zoroastrian faith. From the outside, you'll see almost nothing behind the... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This is a crematorium built by Parsis only for their community. Parsis have an unique way of cremation. People from other communities are prohibited from entering this place.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The tower of silence is where a Parsi is laid to rest after they pass away. This is a huge area from Kemps Corner to Malabar Hill. There are a lot of trees in this area. One drives up from Kemps Corner. There are a couple of prayer halls and ceremony place. Only a Parsi can enter area where final... More 

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Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Nothing to see only to feel the idea of the Parsians who want to donate each and every part of their body even after their death, whether to a hungry vulture or mankind

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a crematorium for a Parsi community. Final ritual after the death of Parsi individual are conducted here. Ambiance is very silent and calm. Non Parsis are not allowed here. It is not a tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We saw this from the Hanging Gardens park. A great park with some amazing views of the Tower of Science and much more of Mumbai.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

This place is fully silence so the name is tower of silence and this place is used to dispose the dead body of Parsi people

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