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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #26 of 271 attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Traveler Description: It comes across as a fascinating place, a huge human-powered mass laundry, where 100s of washermen (called "Dhobis" in Hindi) wash clothes in large... more »
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Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable, a must stop on any tour of Mumbai. The site offers an unforgetable view of a timeless tradition unique to the city. Around 200 Dhobi families toil in and open air laundry, soaking and then pummeling the city's garments. The men do the laundry and the women iron and fold in their shacks. There are no clothes pins used,... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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72 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Get off and get back on your transportation after some quick photos from the top of the stairs overlooking the laundry works. What makes this unique is that they sir dry the laundry in a method that segregates different customers.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I think it’s worth a stop… but 2 minutes will do. Go to the Mahalaxmi Station fly over, have your cab wait for you, take a few pictures while being harassed by kids who sell memories… and leave!! I think it’s worth going since it won’t take you long and for Europeans, it’s quite the sight… but don’t plan to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a very humbling experience watching how tons of laundry getting washed the old fashioned way. The way the process is organized and the layout is seeing 'getting back o basics' at its best.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

As a long standing visitor to india i really do not understand what is there to see. However if you want have a look you can just stop at the mahalaxhmi train station and take a picture from the bridge. You may then move towards the phoenix mall, 2 km away, the only chinese style shopping mall i have found... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's an incredible, unique sight. Run completely by men who hand the jobs down from father to son and have been generations. The peddlers who swarm you as soon as you arrive though, are a real drawback. Very unsettling but it is India.

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mumbai
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Been there recently , after a very , very long time , with guest from abroad. an interesting spot for them to see the world before the Washing machine . Hardly can imagine our Life without a washing machine !

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Spent a few minutes here whilst on our half day tour.It`s a spot where hundreds of men do washing by hand.Expect to be haggled by beggars and street kids here Ok just for a few photos to be taken.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Don't miss the Dhobi Ghat while in Mumbai it trully is a sight to see. It has to be on your hit list of places to visit while in Mumbai as its an awesome sight even just to stand there for 10 minutes and embrace the atmosphere of the place.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is worth a brief stop. We just looked at it from above but is was quite facinating to watch. It was also quite a humbling experience.

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