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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #25 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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Iasi, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I never dreamed that i can get here, someday in my life ... this location i saw it on the movies, when i was little and liked a lot many indian movies. But it is incredible, even when you get there, on the bridge an have the view in front of your eyes.... what i liked the most was THE... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Dhobi Ghat laundry is quite well known for its organization and size. Many people have seen it portrayed in films. If I am not mistaken it originally was a caste laundry, but please correct me if you know otherwise. Maybe we can start a discussion on off the beaten track India sites to see.

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Romanshorn, Switzerland
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Dhobi Ghat Open Air Laundry This is the real Mumbai! The oldest and the biggest open air laundry in India with at least 5000 workers. The view was very poor, dirty but very colourful. It was full of young children selling souvenirs and telling different versions of the world famous manual washing town. From the bridge, one has a great... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were impressed by the number of families living and working in the Doby Ghat. One of the largest outdoor laundry places I have ever visited. For just a dollar the laundry man will also pick up your clothes from your house and wash, dry and iron them before delivering them to your place again - Impressive! The best part,... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

When i was kid, i used to wonder why all the foreigners visit this place. But now i realized it's most important place where most of hospital and hotel cloths are washed here.

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Laval, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Me and a friend where on a backpack trip. We went to see Dhobi Ghat and where very impressed by this attraction. It is amazing to see how the whites are white.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sadly I missed the actual morning washing being done, but still this is one impressive sight to see. I did not venture down into the "trenches," but watched from the roadway. There were a few people still doing washing, however you can just imagine what it is like to see all the tubs filled with laundry and the people washing... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

‘Dhobi Ghat’ is located near the Race-course of Mumbai and nearest railway station is Mahalakshmi station. ‘Dhobi Ghat’ is actually known as ‘Mahalakshmi Dhobi Ghat’. The magnetism of tourist attention for the ‘Dhobi Ghat’ is lots of washer-men in many rows, washing thousands of large clothes, bed-covers, towels etc. in one big place under the sky. The washing place is... More

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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Dhobi Ghat of Mumbai also known as Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundry in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals. Everything is very nice but very unhygienic, washing water is very very dirty, there is no cleanliness, just from my point... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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