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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #28 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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Newdelhi india
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

On my Mumbai trip this time i was surprised by a visit of an acquainted foreign family wanting me to take them to the Dhobi Ghat.It is a huge outdoor laundry located in the suburbs of Mahalaxmi where the clothes come from all over Mumbai-Hospitals,Hotels & private homes to be beaten clean,hung to dry & then pressed.As an Indian i... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

reaching dhobi ghat of vakola is daunting task from the Vakola brige. The road is blocked by the grocers

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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