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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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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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Donot stop when the washing is done

It may be special if you visit during the busy hours. When the washing is done there remains little to be seen. Hard to believe they wash al the bedsheets of Mumbay there. Parking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Willem S
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Maastricht

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indiana
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Why is this a tourist attraction? I felt shame watching people do their work. It is said to be the largest open air laundry in the world. It was part of a private tour we took, I couldn't wait to leave. Let the people be to do their honest work ~ it made me feel dirty. One tour hawker asked... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not allowed down to the actual washing area. There is something similar to a viewing platform (more top of a set of stairs) but a good view is had from that point. Not very busy spot. Good for a couple of pictures.

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Maastricht
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It may be special if you visit during the busy hours. When the washing is done there remains little to be seen. Hard to believe they wash al the bedsheets of Mumbay there. Parking is dangerous on the bridge, even if the drivers may say otherwise, No parking place , they just halt on the driveway together with dozens of... More 

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Thank Willem S
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with a group of friends to see one of the largest laundries in Mumbai. Read up or get a guide to help you understand what is going on below. Make this part of a day visit to Mumbai in addition to the standard highlights like the Gateway to India

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Thank BethMiller
Simla
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trip just for the view from the overpass above the Ghat. Tours are available if you want to go in and get a ground level view of the big vats where they wash the laundry.

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Thank 799douglass
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dhobi Ghat is apparently the world's largest outdoor laundromat. People from all walks of life in Mumbai get their laundry needs met here and its quite fascinating seeing the dhobis at work. Definitely visit if you get the chance! :)

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Thank Sharry D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short glimpse from the road bridge was interesting. Saw many large tubs of cement water tubs and washermen busy beating the dirt out of the clothes by banging them on the stones. A good hindi movie was made called Dhobi Ghat.Ive explained it's location in my reviews on Mahaluxmi Temple & Haji Ali Dargah.

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Thank Atul A
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was an amazing scene , 100's pf people doing laundry for the hotels & people of Mumbai by hand out door tubs , and everything sparkling white . must visit as so hard to imagine this is how they have done the laundry all these years ( initially set up to wash British soldiers uniforms) and still continue to... More 

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Thank j0B11
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In dhobi ghat they wash every type type of clothes may be sari,uniform,shirt,big big cloths .When put those cloths to drying in a one line its looks colorful.The place is located under the bridge of mahalakshmi station .The place is very wide.

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Thank Supriya1991
New Delhi, India
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144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, traveling to so many sites in the world, have never seen a place Mumbai Dhobi Ghat. It is a place located near to Colaba, where, washing Ghats are made, where people are washing clothes, on professional contract for others. the numbers could be in thousands. As it looks chaotic, yet organized. It gives nice photo stop opportunity. Along with... More 

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