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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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  • I am a sucker for watching the local lives, so this was an interesting stop. It is an easy access from Mahalaxmi Station with a viewing gallery overlooking the Dhobi Ghat. There are a few vendors who....  more
    I am a sucker for watching the local lives, so this was an interesting stop. It is an easy access from Mahalaxmi Station with a viewing gallery overlooking the Dhobi Ghat. There are a few vendors who....  more »
  • I especially wanted to see this operation - over 700 families are involved in this old and forever busy laundry. It provides an essential service and runs efficiently - there is a viewing area and... 
    I especially wanted to see this operation - over 700 families are involved in this old and forever busy laundry. It provides an essential service and runs efficiently - there is a viewing area and...  more »

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