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Happiness, Home Delivered: The Dhobis and Dabbawalas of Mumbai

Happiness, Home Delivered: The Dhobis and Dabbawalas of Mumbai

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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.
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$80.00
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Ages 18-80
Duration: 2h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Entry/Admission - Dhobi Ghat
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Pickup details
  • We can pick up guests from anywhere in the city or meet at a point convenient for the guests
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 171850P4

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        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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      Duration

      150 minutes