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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #26 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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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