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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #24 of 276 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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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Honestly you dont really get to experience it any more by being there than what you do by looking at the photos, you cannot get close you just stand on a bridge on a busy road take a photo and then move on, so go see it if you have lots of time in Mumbai but if your on a... More

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Being a business traveler in India, this was an interesting experience for me. Lots of people out washing clothes, towels, etc in an open air area. All of the colorful items hanging on the lines and flying in the breeze were quite a pretty sight. I'm not sure what I expected to see, but it was something that you could... More

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Jodhpur, India
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I visited Bombay for the first time and my local friends took me to this place and I was amazed with the job people doing there. It was perhaps the largest open air laundry set up I had ever seen. Thousands are employed at this place I took some pictures of this place, to show them to my friends, at... More

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London
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A trip up the tracks from CST and well worth it. Take a few shots from the bridge then head down into the compound and wander round. No one asked me for an entry fee or photo charge so don't pay one if this happens. The people are surprisingly friendly considering you're wandering round their houses and will want to... More

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A TOUR OF DHOBHI GHAT IN MUMBAI (Saturday 21-6-2014) :- Sometimes it takes a foreigner or a outsider tourist to make us realize the tourist attractions in our own backyard in Mumbai(Bombay). Saw the Hindi film "Dhobhi Ghat" but even then didn't bother to visit the actual location.The Mahalaxmi Racecourse was and is my regular "Playground " since 1990 and... More

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Texas, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

4 days back I have visited this place during my city sightseeing. it was 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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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It was a nice attraction which we had visited during our Mumbai sightseeing. We saw their how Indian Washer men washes the clothes of whole city in an open area. It is a good open air laundry..

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

well worth the taxi ride. Something you will probably not see anywhere else. Not sure about the water they use though. I wonder how long my clothes would last!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dhobi Ghaat is 140 years old. Millions of clothes are washed here everyday. There are 700 stones It may not have gained as much international recognition as our 6 Sigma dabbawalas; its equally essential, provides employment to thousands and cleans up the dirties for millions of mumbaikars It is a must see on a visitor's list and you see quite... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Dhobi Ghat (Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat) is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals.This place is very important according to heritage since it has a history of its own kind.Most of dry cleaners in Mumbai send their customers clothes to... More

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