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Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai (Bombay)

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See hundreds of people hard at work at Dhobi Ghat, a traditional open-air launderette. Take a tour of the large site to see the dhobis washing and drying clothes and materials in separate baths and colorful drying areas. Each individual wash pen features a flogging stone on which the dhobis beat the clothes to dry them, with water flying through the air in an entertaining scene. A guided tour introduces you to the history of the site, and the lives of the workers and their families. Make Dhobi Ghat a centerpiece of your Mumbai (Bombay) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Mumbai (Bombay) itinerary maker.
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  • Unexpected, this site in the middle of the city caught between the railway and the road lanes offers a show at a ZOLA... linen passes from hand to hand, it is washed on the stone, wrung out by hand, dried on laundry of fortune and... ironed coal iron! A great organization is in place to ensure that all stop not working...
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  • We only stopped for a short while on the overpass that looks over the main washing areas. This was just a brief stop as part of a larger tour. Fascinating to see all the different colours of washing h...  more »
  • you cannot find another place like this. so worth to go. but we just take pictures from a upper place (all the tour bus stop here). if go inside, I think will be much more interesting.  more »