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Dhobi Ghat

Mumbai

14.3/5(19 Ratings)

Dhobi Ghat Overview

Ranked 45 of 770 sightseeing in Mumbai
Dhobi Ghat is an open air Laundromat located near Mahalaxmi railway station.
Spread across an area of 23 acres, this washing area has rows of concrete wash pens, each with its own flogging stone. Huge volumes of water are pumped into each wash pen. Massive boilers are also used to boil the water into which caustic soda is added and this is used to remove hard stains. An amount of INR 300 rupees is paid by each Dhobi to rent a wash pen.
If you can endure the strong smell of detergents, you can be part of the guided tours that are conducted at the Dhobi Ghat daily. Visitors are taken through the various details that go into washing, starching, colouring, drying and ironing of clothes. Recently a few automatic laundry machines have been installed at the Dhobi Ghat.
Efforts are being taken by the BMC to renovate the dilapidating Dhobi Ghat. Under the restoration plan, sheds will be built over the kilns to avoid pollution, proper sewage canals will be built, a viewing gallery is also being built for the convenience of the visitors and a gas connection will be provided to prevent the use of firewood for heating the boilers.

What travellers are saying about Dhobi Ghat

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Famous for:
Offbeat Attractions
Entry:
free

Reviews and Ratings

Harish Saini

Harish Saini4.3/5

11 reviews

Clothes washing point.

dhobi ghat is one of the beautiful place in mumbai. You have seen it on the TV but the reality is even better. How do they manage to not mix up clothes from so many places in this laundry when I lose a sock in my own home.

Dharmil Fifadra

Dharmil Fifadra3.6/5

19 reviews

True colors of Bombay!

Most famous for Munnabhai MBBS, The Dhobi Ghat in Bombay captures the true essence of Mumbai as a city.This place is a tourist place where one can witness mass laundry. Situated near Mahalaxmi railway station this place attracts a lots of tourists.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta5.0/5

5 reviews

An amazing view to see the coordination

a place where you can see India at its core. everyone so aligned in there position and work. all felt so good to watch. looks that the India came to life there. they work so hard with a smile on face. the place is huge and has something magnificent about it.

A S

A S3.6/5

451 reviews

Visit this place to understand Mumbai better

Dhobi Ghat is not one of the attractions of Mumbai but you have to visit this place to understand Mumbai better. Incidentally I get to stay with one of my friend in this area. There are all very old building around this area. Some of them are almost looks haunted. This is the only place which actually justifies its name. By noon youll see the whole area covered with every colour from the colour book. Here are found the most hard-working and professional people ever. They work really hard and at the same time they know to live happy. There is a lot to learn from them.

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Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n4.3/5

521 reviews

Unique tourist place

Different and a unique place I have ever been. Its a open air laundry where we can see thousands of dhobis washing cloths. Place is not that clean. Very crowded area.

Nittin Mittal

Nittin Mittal3.2/5

139 reviews

World's largest laundry

Its said to be worlds largest outdoor laundry..!! The way they keep the place and the way they work is very systematic. You can see colourful clothes drying in one area which looks so beautiful. Good place for photographers also..Jus beware of few localities who might charge you as a entry fee (which doesnt exist) telling that the area is not public and you need to pay for it.