Tarapur is a sleepy little town/village some 45km north of Virar, near Mumbai. These images are from my FTII Diploma Film recce in the summer of 2005. A lot must have changed since then. The town was a narrow road with houses on both sides. Tarapur used to have a prominent Parsi population, which has dwindled since. The town has some very interesting and beautiful old houses. The major occupation at the time was making gold jewellery dies by hand. I had one of the best Parsi meals of my life at the Parsi Dharamshala in Tarapur. During the recce we had literally stayed in a garage kind of place called ‘Master Lodge’, where the bathroom had a water mug with baby scorpions under it. Another place I want to revisit.
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Beautiful.Loved this post.Thank you for sharing
Thanks Svetlana. Have you been to Tarapur?
I loved the spider web and rusted lock pics the most. Thanks for liking my post.
Nice seeing all these pics …I stayed there from 1973 to 1974…my father was post master…