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Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Mind boggling sight - Mumbai’s unique outdoor laundry system is where chaos, color, activity and sounds mix together in a freakish blend. It’s a fascinating place where Mumbai's laundry gets done...  more »
  • Dhobi Ghat, a 140 years old open-air laundromat, is such a marvel of Mumbai. Watching the clothes painstakingly hand washed by the laundrymen in endless rows of concrete troughs fitted with flogging.....  more »

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