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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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Private Tour: Malabar Hill, Mani Bhavan and Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai

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A good insight into one of the big industries of the city! Interesting photography opportunities. It was probably our favourite sight in Mumbai.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A good insight into one of the big industries of the city! Interesting photography opportunities. It was probably our favourite sight in Mumbai.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's unique. The laundry men beat the towels and sheets with such force, it's unbelievable. My guide (from Mumbai Live) took me all around so we could see each stage of the laundry, the houses and the school. Fascinating.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took our 6 year old daughter to a small one and the the next day to the main one. Please make sure you get your guide to take you on a guided tour of the Dhobi Ghat. Do NOT be fobbed off with a view from the bridge. I think there was a concern I would not pay the... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

nothing to do here, but look at clothes getting washed the old fashioned way, you would see bus loads of tourists coming to check out this one of a kind experience, i bet if the government or a tourist organization took an effort to make this experience more fun or hands on for visitors, there would be many, many takers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

At first glance, this is only a maze of canals and water troughs with people in loin cloths walking and working in between them. Wait a while and watch the activities. Bicycles laden with a few metres-high heaps of linen arrives and the washing begins. The water does not look exactly clean, the washing powder is nowhere to be seen,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Best way to get there: Get down at Mahalaxmi station and take the stairs up. And there you go!! You will see hundreds of clotheslines sagging with clothes! I wonder how they ensure there is no mix up! If you get down you will also see room-size washing machines which seem to have taken away quite a few jobs. Must... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I could stand and people watch here for an age, so I think that must mean I really like this place. The colours of all the laundry also make for great photos. I think it's worth treating Dhobi Ghat as a destination and coming here in a taxi as you will get longer then on a tour.

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