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Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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World’s largest open-air laundry

The Dhobi Ghat was interesting. As you stand on a railway station bridge you see rows upon rows of concrete wash bins manned by washers or "dhobis" scrubbing the dirty linens of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It is one of the most laundry washing place in India.... It was definitely a must visit... you will get a different experience...!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

was a little disappointed with this, given the smells and dirt. however, a great experience for foreigners

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Dhobi Ghat is one of the biggest laundry washing facilities I’ve seen in India. I would recommend anyone to hire a tour guide as they will explain not only the history of the facility but how it improves the lives of works from poverty stricken backgrounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely a must visit when in Mumbai! I was deeply impressed by what I saw. You cannot enter Dhobi Ghat as such. You can look onto it from the street above though and this is really worth visiting. It will give you a different view on several things in life...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Dhobi Ghat was interesting. As you stand on a railway station bridge you see rows upon rows of concrete wash bins manned by washers or "dhobis" scrubbing the dirty linens of the city’s hotels & hospitals, despite the advent of the automatic washing machine. This is known as the world’s largest open-air laundry.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The dhobi ghats are famous in Mumbai with good reason; the sheer scale and the hardworking nature of the people inside is worth witnessing. Easiest way to see it is from the Mahalakshmi station overpass. There are many small children trying to sell products which is quite sad; I usually give them food if I have it. Going inside the... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is a beautiful sight to see humans at work with perfection and this is similar to dabba wallahs of the city where order of washing, drying has to be precise. A very good experience indeed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Our tour guide from Reality Tours took us here. This was one of my favorite things on our trip to India. We looked over Dhobi Ghat from a bridge which is a common spot to look down and get overall pictures. This Ghat had a lot of similar items being washed, like lots of white sheets, same uniforms, etc, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

best experience in bombay. love this place - it is unreal. millions of items of clothing come in and out every day and back to where they came from. as incredible a system as the tiffin box delivery men. a great example of why india is such an astounding country. amazing. just arrive and pay a guide a few dollars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

What an amazing sight. Lines of freshly washed clothes in a human Laundromat.The order has to be accuirate so as not sent the wrong clothes to the wrong customer.

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