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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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  • O.K. Hundreds of people doing washing! Yes interesting but not for long. Don't take a guided tour, just get a local taxi to take you there. It's cheaper and you can leave after 20mins or sooner. 
  • The Dhobi Ghat is famous and have read about it in books, and seen on movies, but being there to see it is something else. India provides extremes, the very rich and the very poor, its a photographers...  more »
  • Just amazing to see all the laundry hanging out to dry. Guide told us the never loose any & it all gets returned to the correct address!