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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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Dhobighat is the most famous cloth washing centre which provides services on a very large scale. It has also featured in quite a few movies. It is a very crowdy place which can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place has lot of workers who washes cloths at the same time, so it is new experience for outsiders

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dhobighat is the most famous cloth washing centre which provides services on a very large scale. It has also featured in quite a few movies. It is a very crowdy place which can be accessed easily as it is near Mahalaxmi station on western line. Parking of vehicle is a challenge & hence, recommended to go by public transport instead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The laundry is just next to mahalaxmi railway station. All the clothes are waged by workers manually. An interesting side of India.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Most likely you will be steered to the Dhobi Ghat as part of any tour of Mumbai. (By the way, many folks who live in the city still refer to its former name, Bombay, since the city's name was changed only fairly recently, in the 1990s.) Many inhabitants of Mumbai rely on the Dhobi Ghat as a way of life,... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

First of all, it's not enough to shoot some pictures from the bridge where your bus will you let out. If you don't mind to pay, there will be fee and a guide will explain what is going inside. It's almost the same story even if you go for another time there. Please bargain for the fee even if it's... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is one of the oldest and busy dhobi dhat (washing area). Many films have been shot here including Munnabhai MBBS. mainly attracts foreign visitors. On Mahalaxmi Railway statation. Also see Saat Rasta (seven roads) at one junction and Cars are passing very fast at this busy junction.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I visited here recently and would advise that it is best viewed from the bridge at the railway station rather than going down into the Ghat itself, which I did, but very quickly got the impression that my presence was not welcome, which I can understand, but on the guide / map provided by the hotel this is definitely listed... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was disappointed as I was expecting something more majestic on the shores of a river, not just at an enclosed Ghat that does laundry in the middle of Mumbai. I traveled India for 3 months and saw ladies doing laundry in the river with beautiful colors of clothing and that is what I was expecting. Instead, it is a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The rows and rows of washermen is probably a unique site for most foreigners but nothing new for Indian tourists. Visit early morning to get some great photos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Loved. Loved. Loved this place! It was so interesting to see how all that laundry is done for so many people. Only men do the laundry. The jeans are all hung together. The whites are all together. It is an outdoor laundry and super fascinating. Great place to take photos. The middle class brings in their washing and pick it... More 

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Address: Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)

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