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Happiness, Home Delivered: The Dhobis and Dabbawalas of Mumbai provided by Breakaway

Happiness, Home Delivered: The Dhobis and Dabbawalas of Mumbai

Happiness, Home Delivered: The Dhobis and Dabbawalas of Mumbai
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Duration:
2h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Some bring home clothes empty of stains, some take away wholesomeness in the trains. Meet the people who keep Mumbai shining with joy. You can interact with the Dabbawalas closely.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 171850P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up guests from anywhere in the city or meet at a point convenient for the guests
  • Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Airports:
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick up guests from anywhere in the city or meet at a point convenient for the guests
  • Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Airports:
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Mahalakshmi
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dhobi Ghat
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    This is a walk around the bustling heart of Mumbai for an inside look into the workings of those who this dependable city depends on. How? By experiencing a day in the hectic life of the washermen of Dhobi Ghaat and the dabbawalas. Our walk is led by Ramanand with whom there is never a dull moment. He makes sure you look at things you wouldn't normally pay attention to, and he knows of all the best eating places few others know. Dhobi Ghaat at Cuffe Parade is unlike any laundry service you have ever seen. Washermen are hard at work beating the dirt out of clothes at stone cubicles, while others hang a kaleidoscope of clothes out to dry on makeshift lines quite ingeniously, without the help of clothes pins. Whether it is two thousand white sheets a day for the Four Seasons Hotel, or the saris of women from high-rises across the city, these dhobis get the job done cheerily and efficiently. You haven't experienced Mumbai if you haven't used its lifeline - its public transport. On this experience, you will enjoy unusual views in all-too famous local train. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you whizz past Marine Drive on your way to Churchgate to meet with the dabbawallas. A word of caution: those guys don't have the time for interviews and photographs. You will just about manage to scramble into their compartment on the train , where the floor is covered by tiffins and lunch packs of every possible shape and size. It's fascinating to see those dabbas carted from one end of the city to the other, and to everywhere in between. The footpath outside Churchgate station serves as a reconnaissance point, where the men in Gandhi topis wade among rows of hundreds of dabbas, and take them to offices where hungry executives wait in earnest for their home cooked meal to arrive, each day. Discover a league of Mumbaikars who are as intrinsic to the city as its own soul.
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