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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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An eye-opening, must-see in Mumbai

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

if you want to see poor, thats the place. you want to take shots with ugly people, or dirty kids this is it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

you cannot call this an attraction. its a mockery of Indian tradition . totally unhygienic and would not spend more time or even suggesting this to someone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Definitely check it out, it's a fascinating site to see and easy to do swiftly. It was one of my stops during my private day tour with India Magic Tours, which I highly recommend as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Every day thousands of items are collected, washed, dried and returned - without errors! All this activity is done manually and must be amazingly well coordinated. This unique service has taken place for over 100 years and appears to be most efficient. Fascinating to see. Easy to get to on the railway - immediately adjacent to Mahalaxmi Station

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place has lot of workers who washes cloths at the same time, so it is new experience for outsiders

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Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)

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