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Dhobi Ghat

Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #27 of 270 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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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I think it’s worth a stop… but 2 minutes will do. Go to the Mahalaxmi Station fly over, have your cab wait for you, take a few pictures while being harassed by kids who sell memories… and leave!! I think it’s worth going since it won’t take you long and for Europeans, it’s quite the sight… but don’t plan to... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This is a very humbling experience watching how tons of laundry getting washed the old fashioned way. The way the process is organized and the layout is seeing 'getting back o basics' at its best.

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34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

As a long standing visitor to india i really do not understand what is there to see. However if you want have a look you can just stop at the mahalaxhmi train station and take a picture from the bridge. You may then move towards the phoenix mall, 2 km away, the only chinese style shopping mall i have found... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's an incredible, unique sight. Run completely by men who hand the jobs down from father to son and have been generations. The peddlers who swarm you as soon as you arrive though, are a real drawback. Very unsettling but it is India.

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mumbai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Been there recently , after a very , very long time , with guest from abroad. an interesting spot for them to see the world before the Washing machine . Hardly can imagine our Life without a washing machine !

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Durban, South Africa
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Spent a few minutes here whilst on our half day tour.It`s a spot where hundreds of men do washing by hand.Expect to be haggled by beggars and street kids here Ok just for a few photos to be taken.

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Don't miss the Dhobi Ghat while in Mumbai it trully is a sight to see. It has to be on your hit list of places to visit while in Mumbai as its an awesome sight even just to stand there for 10 minutes and embrace the atmosphere of the place.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is worth a brief stop. We just looked at it from above but is was quite facinating to watch. It was also quite a humbling experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is a must on any travel itinerary in Mumbai! You can go there by train from Church Gate station which is centrally located. Get off at Mahalaxmi. Then cross the bridge and you won’t miss the feast of colour and activity happening below. The only small annoyance is that the people who work there man every entrance and tell... More

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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Great show of how industrial the population can be. But also how hard life can be to earn a living. This was my 2nd time here and I found this to be as interesting as the 1st. This is a must do in Mumbai.

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