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Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai (Bombay)
(3.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This open air laundry is fascinating because of its size and how they do all the washing for Mumbai and apparently never lose any items of laundry. Its all done by males who work in small bays and the...  more »
  • Dhobi Ghats are quintessential Mumbai. We saw it as part of a fabulous tour with Amish Seth of Mumbai Moments. Highly recommend that you see this! 
  • The view of Dhobi Ghat from the bridge is impressive. It seems to stretch for miles and the sheer creativeness of the scene makes you appreciate just how industrious Indian people are.