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Tower of Silence

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Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
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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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Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

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...More

Thank floh1203
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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

1  Thank thatzamit
Reviewed 12 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...More

1  Thank thrilladventure
Reviewed 10 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...More

7  Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 30 June 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.

1  Thank rekhavinod
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...More

Thank GauravChand
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

Thank Karan002
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.

Thank vinodkhedkar
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.

Thank Martinspans
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

Thank Shaikh S
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