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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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Largest Laundry Network in the world

Amazing it is to see how people actually work such huge number of clothes to wash, dry and even iron. Walk in side of DG and you can have a good view of how much hard work it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Philadelphia, PA
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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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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Well its one of attraction which is in wish list of Foreigners... Mainly Indian are use to such places and nothing difference for Indian :) but it is something different for Foreigners and hence they like to see such places... Its a Place where dhobi wash clothes... its near Mahalaxmi Station... Well there is unofficial charges to visit this Place... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Amazing it is to see how people actually work such huge number of clothes to wash, dry and even iron. Walk in side of DG and you can have a good view of how much hard work it takes for this people to make a living. Definitely a place to visit, try to avoid afternoon during summer, it gets really... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What an experience to see. 99% of the 25 million people living in Mumbai have their laundry done this way. A laundry person picks up your dirty clothes, brings them to one of these outdoor laundries (this one is the largest), washes everything by hand and hangs it in the air to dry, then delivers it back to you in... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

With thousands of people hand washing the clothes brought from hotels, it's quite a sight! It's ironic to see the modern high rise of Mumbai in the background, while those poor washers toiling their day away in an absolutely squalid condition.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Simply must see this place to understand how some the people of Mumbai live. You have to pay around 100 rupees p/p to take photos and look around and from what I gather there is one main guy who takes you around who has good English. He gives a lot of detail, some interesting, some astonishing, all of it humbling.... More 

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Nomansland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Wow these guys work their socks off in the unrelenting heat. A fascinating, well organised place that could teach some western factories a thing or two without all the fancy machinery. Could watch for hours !!

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