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Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour
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Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour

By GeTS Holidays
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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train Tickets for Churchgate to Mahalaxmi Train Station.
  • Entry/Admission - Churchgate Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • All city center hotels.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5588P56

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5588P56

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        Michael S
        London, UK5 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Couples
        Not good value short thin tour which was grossly overpriced guide good
        Told he would pick us up at 10 turned up at 10.30
        Back 2 hours later should have been half the price
        We felt ripped off
        Written January 8, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Michael, We truly value your feedback and thank you for bringing the issue to light. We are extremely sorry to hear about your not-so-good experience. We apologize for the guide being late. Mumbai traffic can be crazy, but that is absolutely no excuse or justification for being even 5 minutes late & we as an organization cannot tolerate this. We have spoken to the concerned guide about the same. He has assured us this will not happen again in the future. Best regards, Team GeTS
        Written January 14, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        David S
        Perth, Australia63 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2018 • Couples
        A great insight into a remarkable piece of historic infrastructure. Our guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. Included a ride on suburban train that wasnt as crowded as one would have thought.Well worth the ti e.
        Written March 15, 2018
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        Dear David S, Great to hear from you about your Mumbai tour with us. We are happy to learn that you had a great time and liked our services. We really look forward to welcoming you again. Regards from Team GeTS Holidays!!!
        Written October 24, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        meera s
        Pittsburgh, PA61 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our guide Ajeet/Ajit and driver picked us up (family of 4 adults, 1 toddler) from our hotel. Our guide Ajeet/Ajit was excellent. Very knowledgable about Mumbai. He pointed out various interesting sites and facts throughout our drive from the hotel to dhobi ghaat and Churchgate. There was never a silent moment on the trip. He threw in these little trinklets of Bollywood, political, social, local information/news throughout the trip which made the trip fun and fascinating. Spoke very good English.
        At the dhobi ghaat, we stood over the bridge overlooking the dhobi ghaat. He gave us a run down on the process and how hard and meticulous the task is. We did not walk through the ghaats or meet any of the locals. It was probably a 15-30 min stop depending on how many questions we asked. It was very hot so the driver was kind enough to watch our snoozing toddler in the car while we stepped out to see the ghaats.
        Next he took us to the local train station and got us all on to the train. I was a little worried about how we would do this with our almost 2 year old. But honestly it was no problem at all. She was in our arms the whole time. She seemed to love the train journey. It was around 11pm so the trains and stations were not as crowded.
        We got off at Churchgate where Ajeet/Ajit walked us through the dabba vaala system. Fascinating.
        Lastly Ajit and the driver drove us past Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminal station (let us get off quickly for a quick history lesson and pictures). Then they dropped off us off at an excellent Mumbai seafood restaurant at Kala Ghoda.
        All in all the trip was great. Our driver too was courteous, polite, trustworthy.
        The only thing I will mention...we did a couple of recommended tours. This one is definitely pricey compared to the others. I would definitely recommend it. But not sure 4 hours is worth the price we paid.
        Written March 4, 2018
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        Dear Meera, Thanks a lot for taking out time for sharing your review about your trip with us. We are glad to know that you had a great time in Mumbai and loved exploring the city with us. Your appreciation and kind words really mean a lot. We look forward to arrange another amazing trip for you. Regards from Team GeTS Holidays!!!!
        Written October 24, 2018
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        Clarene M
        Nashville, TN92 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2019 • Couples
        We loved this tour! My husband was not keen on my booking this but thanked me so much afterward because he thoroughly enjoyed it. The Dabbawalas and Dhobis are nothing short of amazing. Our guide did lots of other fun things that we were not expecting. Loved the train ride but getting off was a big scary. Highly recommend this tour. It will give you a small glimpse of Mumbai.
        Written March 11, 2019
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        Dear Clarene, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us here. It is great to know that you enjoyed the tour. Your appreciation and recommendation really mean a lot. We would love to arrange some more wonderful tours for you in the future. Warm Regards, Team GeTS Holidays
        Written April 8, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jenny B
        4 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2018 • Couples
        Was so looking forward to this tour when I read about it. After going through the checkout I clicked on details and it said it was not available on weekends or public holidays. But it let me book that date!!! Unfortunately for me, there is not another day available - there is another public holiday, I have my dental treatment the next day, then the weekend again and then we leave! I had better get a refund!
        Written November 6, 2018
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        Dear Jenny, We really regret that you were not able to do the tour, which is one of our most recommended Tours. The date you wanted to book was actually a holiday and somehow your tour got booked, but when we came to know about this technical glitch we immediately canceled the booking followed by full refund. Had you been able to do the tour, it would have been an amazing experience for you. Nevertheless, we hope to see you in the near future. And we once again apologize for the technical error. Warm Regards, Team GeTS Holidays
        Written February 4, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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