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Address: Dr. E. Moses Rd. | near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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A visit to the dhobi ghat outdoor laundry at Mahalakshmi station should be on the to-do-list of any foreign visitor to Mumbai. The laundry apparently dates back around 150 years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brett M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the dirtiest places in MUmbai .. avoid being here.. its unclean and nasty.. also smells... ..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A visit to the dhobi ghat outdoor laundry at Mahalakshmi station should be on the to-do-list of any foreign visitor to Mumbai. The laundry apparently dates back around 150 years to the time of the British Raj, and is reputed to be the largest outdoor laundry in the world. There are many hundreds of washing tubs which are rented by... More 

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Thank Brett M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a touristy spot in the middle of chaos. Its viewed from the Mahalaxmi bride. Its just people( dhobi) who is washing clothes in the open and banging the clothes on the stoned area. Its filthy, out-dated, and hardly used by the sensible, due to its unhygienic atmosphere.

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Naha, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

近郊鉄道のMahalaximi駅の陸橋から見られます。写真通り洗濯物がヒラヒラしてるところです。 一度は見たほうが良いですが、降りて見られるようなところではないので、一度行けば十分かと思います。 人通り多いので見てる間にスリに合わないよう気をつけて! Able to see from the bridge of Mahalaximi station. Better to see once, but it's enough. Beware pick pockets because the place is crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dhobi ghat is a place where u can see bollywood as well as hollywood stars movie shoots. From railways to government hospital each and evry piece of clothes are washed in dhobi ghat if i am right. Jake dekho maza aayega.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge open air washing place. People rent a place per day to wash for hospitals, hotels, clothing companies do the first washing before the clothes get shipped. It still happens in the traditional hand wash style, but also washing machines and tumble dryers are more and more being used. Definitely worth entering with a guide. Use one of the small... More 

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Thank Peter D
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are coming to Mumbai. dont plan to visit this place anyway, there are many other better things to plan and do. As the name suggests, this is truely dhobi ghat or a place where people wash clothes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right under the "Mahalaxmi Station Bridge", in South Mumbai, you will find the biggest open-air laundry of the whole India! Several rows of wash tanks, each fitted with its own flogging stone, will definitely amaze any visitor! You are at the worldly famous "Dhobi Ghat", already portrayed in so many Bollywood movies! A "dhobi", in Mumbai's traditional culture, is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys, and yes all men, wash tons of clothes per day. It's quite a site. The whites are super white even amidst all the dinginess of Mumbai. I understand the women iron and the children fold. It's a free thrill and worth seeing.

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Thank Suzana K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special area where people are cleaning laundry for small hotels and shops. Impressive with the size of the place, but many poor people around.

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