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Dhobi Ghat

Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #36 of 273 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Hundreds of people working at this traditional outdoor laundry make a...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Hundreds of people working at this traditional outdoor laundry make a colorful site.
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were stopped at the entrance by a person who stated he represented the interests of the workers and demanded a fee per person. We chose to walk up the stairs to the overpass where we could see the people washing clothes. That was enough but disappointing to be confronted by a well dressed 'representative'?

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Centurion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visiting the largest open air laundry is a real humbling experience. Men both young and old are hard at work. Washing clothes from both homes and hotels. The way order and sense is kept is amazing. The fact that there's clothes everywhere yet there's order. As a South African Indian this is humbling to see Indian Indians toiling. It makes... More 

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New Delhi, India
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

the said area is the biggest dobhi ghat in Asia. .the ghat is situated in south mumbai and very famous among the hoteliers for cheap washing of linen and many option available to see ur cloth washing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Just outside the Mahalaxmi railway station and all day good visible from the railway bridge. You can just take a train ride return trip and see the market when it is not the busy peak hours. Several tour stop for a few minutes on the bridge, tell the story and carry on. You only see the market well when going... More 

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DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA
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120 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I have never seen such a lot of washing in rows , and rows before. its really amazing to see all these poor people trying to make a living in such pathetic condition, but the clothes look pretty clean . One can take out pictures from the bridge , you definitely don't need a guide, but make sure to be... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

You can't walk around Dhobi Ghat as they're quite unfriendly to tourists walking around this giant laundry area. But you just need to walk around the outskirts of it and take pictures from the bridge above it. It defies logic how the clothes end up clean and get back to the right owner. This is a laundry service on a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This probably has to be one of its kind not only in India but all over the world. Nowhere in the world would one see rows and rows of drying clothes as you would see here. Dhobi's(washermen) pummeling dirty linen on stones is a sight to watch from the bridge above adjacent to Mahalakshmi station.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I thought I had a lot of laundry but this was something else. So colourful and very organised, how everyone gets the correct items back is a miracle. A photographers dream.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Most tourists have heard of the Dharawi slum. Some other instances of getting a close look in Mumbai life would be; Byculla Vegetable Market, Crawford Market, and most definitely the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. It's a very interesting visit, and for most tourists it'd be something completely new to their experiences. Essentially, it's a colonyof washer-people.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

visited here with my tour guide, just need to see it to believe it. Lots of troughs full of water and many men beating & pummelling clothes to remove soiling, above just hundreds of washing lines with clothes hung to dry. Although you view this from the road above and don't actually go down into the laundry it is a... More 

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