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Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Hundreds of people working at this traditional outdoor laundry make a...
Hundreds of people working at this traditional outdoor laundry make a colorful site.
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Live the Mumbai dreams

I heard of it, and when saw really find it interesting scale is massive, and we were surprised how black water can actually clean white clothes, but it did. But government... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I could stand and people watch here for an age, so I think that must mean I really like this place. The colours of all the laundry also make for great photos. I think it's worth treating Dhobi Ghat as a destination and coming here in a taxi as you will get longer then on a tour.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Things just work in India and this is just one example. Thousands of items of laundry washed here daily and not one item lost.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

India is such a complex country to understand as a tourist. This place explains a lot about the cast system in India and about the importance of faith to keep the social structure in place A very interesting sight in sociological terms. An amazing contrast with Bolywood and the technological India. Beautiful organisation in chaos!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had previously seen a Dhobi in Fort Cochin but nothing can prepare you for the sheer scale of this Dhobi Ghat! It seemed to stretch out as far as the eye could see. This has been a part of Mumbai for a very long time and the legacy still continues. It adds a perspective to life when you see... More 

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I heard of it, and when saw really find it interesting scale is massive, and we were surprised how black water can actually clean white clothes, but it did. But government agencies should do justice to improve these places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

You cannot help but be moved to see hundreds of men doing the laundry for factories, schools etc living there with their families. The art has been passed down through generations and they have moved from the north to work and live here.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fascinating laundry where thousands of clothes are washed, dried, ironed, sorted and delivered to private and commercial customers. Many of the clothing factories send their clothes there to be "prewashed". The men and women of the laundry come in from the country to live and work here. As we walked through, they worked, slept, bathed, and ate while we got... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A completely unique Indian phenomenon - it is quite amazing to see so many washermen and washerwomen go about their task oblivious to the tourists staring at them.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This place is open laundry where you see that both young and old men washing clothes of homes and hotels.This place is very amazing to see.You need to wlk up the stairs to the overpass where you can see people wash clothes.You can click snaps or take video how men and young people wash clothes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for about 15 minutes. We were told that this is a declining industry with the advent of washing machines. Much of the washing done now is for new "pre-washed" clothing. Your next pair of pre-wash fesns might have been washed here.

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