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Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

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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. Plan your visit to Dhobi Ghat and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Mumbai online travel route planner .
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  • Just wish we would have had more time to observe. It's my understanding women are not allowed down in the laundry area, but watching and learning about the operations is fascinating.  more »
  • Saw this open air laundry as part of another tour. What an amazing place, how on earth they get everything clean and dry in one day is unbelievable. Well worth a visit  more »
  • We made a stop at the Dhobi Ghat during a hike. It was a unique experience and very impressive ... a very special world where you can see virtually only men intent on wash and hang clothes everywhere. stretches of towels, jeans ... a laundry in open air, which occurs before you unexpectedly after you've left behind the skyscrapers ... a very strong contrast that are worth knowing and sobering.
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