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Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat Tour

Discover Mumbai’s Iconic Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat with a Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in Mumbai’s culture and history with a guided tour of the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, the city’s largest open-air laundry facility.

Discover the traditional way of washing clothes in Mumbai with a guided tour of the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat. This iconic open-air laundry facility has been in operation for over a century and provides a glimpse into the city’s history and culture. Additionally, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat Mumbai is the world’s largest open-air laundry. People bring dirty clothes from all over Mumbai. And hundreds of washermen and women – dhobis, work their shifts through the day to get the clothes back to their fresh, crisp, and spotless state.

However, During the tour, you’ll learn about the history and significance of the Dhobi Ghat. While some dhobi families take help from machines too, much of the activities at this Dhobi Ghat of Mumbai are taken care of by hand. Every family member takes care of their part. One person flogs the clothes in the washing trough, while others hang them out to dry. Then someone will mint the clothes using bulky charcoal irons.

Things to do at Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

1. Watching the organized chaos at the laundry – Dhobi Ghat laundry in Mumbai is one of the top tourist destinations in the city. It buzzes with washers and the smell of washing soda and other chemicals all day long. Moreover, You can watch the well-managed manual laundry system here. While one dhobi sorts the clothes as per their colors and types, another one will beat the stains out of clothes; and yet another member of the family hangs them on the lines to dry.

Mumbai Dhobi Ghat also has separate sections to boil water and wash infected clothes from hospitals. And while the washed clothes are being ironed before delivery, more porters come in with fresh piles of dirty clothes.

2. Knowing about the life of washermen and women – This Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai is managed by the people who work there, and they’re more than eager to share their stories with travelers. Learn about the entire process, hear about their daily struggles at work, and play a game or two of marbles with the kids there. You might also grab some helpful washing tips to take back home.

3. Clicking colorful photographs of clotheslines – Dhobi Ghat Mumbai sightseeing is also popular among photographers. Rows of colorful clothes drying in the sun streamlined displays of monochrome linens from hospitals and hotels, and happy faces behind the water splashes are all different frames you can capture. In addition, The patient photographers can also click piles of clothes loaded on porters’ backs, their cycles, and handcarts wheeled in and out.

Time: Morning 8 am the best time to start.

Tour Duration 30 mins

Cost: INR 600/- Per Person ( Group Tour )

Meeting Point:

Labela Collection at the Tea stall opposite of Dhobi Ghat Entrance

26-40, Anandilal P Marg, Dhobi Ghat, Shanti Nagar, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020

How to Reach Dhobi Ghat Mumbai?

Dhobi Ghat is in proximity to many other tourist spots in Mumbai. To reach Dhobi Ghat, Mahalaxmi Mumbai station is the nearest local railway station here are the various ways to reach Mumbai –

By Road – Mumbai has regular buses to various parts of India. The Mumbai Central bus stop is only about 2 km away from Dhobi Ghat.

By Rail – Railways are the lifeline of Mumbai, and regular trains connect it to different corners of India. While Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is 6 km away from Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai Central is at a distance of 3 km. Suburban railway stations like Bandra Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, and others also have many trains coming from different towns.

Note: you can add the Dharavi slum tour with local train ride experience it will be INR 1000/- per person extra

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FAQs

How do I get to Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai?

Dhobi Ghat is approximately 25 km away from Mumbai and is well connected by train. You need to take a local train and get down to Mahalaxmi station.

What does Dhobi Ghat mean?

Dhobi Ghat is a place where the washerman and women wash clothes. A person washing the clothes is known as Dhobi and the ghat is the ultimate source of water that they use to ensure clothes are properly washed. In Mumbai, more than 50% of the population’s clothes are washed here.

Where is dhobi ghat?

Dhobi Ghat is located at a distance of 25 km away from Mumbai that is at Mahalaxmi. This place is right in the heart of Mumbai and is easily accessible.

What is the story of Dhobi Ghat?

Dhobi Ghat was started 140 years ago by an association of washermen in the Victorian era. Earlier there were only a few people working but in later years the entire region turned it up into their occupation. This is the only place from the British era whose name was not changed as is the same for about 140 years.

Banganga Walking Tour

Banganga Walking Tour

About the Banganga Walking Tour

Located in Mumbai’s exclusive Malabar Hill at the northern end of Back Bay, Banganga Tank is a sacred oasis that makes you feel as though time has stood still for centuries. The tank offers a contrasting microcosm to the fast-paced city and is not widely known among locals. This is understandable since the secluded Banganga Tank cannot be randomly stumbled upon. However, Banganga Walking Tour with our friendly and experienced English-speaking guide, who was born and raised there and still resides in Banganga Residence, you’ll get to explore the importance of heritage and the role mythology can play in our lives today.

Visiting Banganga Tank provides a unique opportunity to delve into the history of the city and learn about its evolution from seven sparsely populated islands to the bustling metropolis it is today. The Banganga Walkeshwar Walk is flanked by a narrow street lined with temples, homes, and Dharamsalas (religious rest houses). It forms the route of the holy parikrama, a walk around the tank on foot, which Hindus believe to have immense purifying benefits. Additionally, Mumbai’s most famous open-air laundry, the Dhobi Ghat, can also be found here.

Banganga is a sacred water tank located in Walkeshwar, a neighborhood in South Mumbai. Legend has it that Lord Rama created it while he was on his way to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana. Thirsty from his journey, Lord Rama struck the ground with his bow, causing water to gush forth and form the tank. Today, Banganga is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus, surrounded by numerous temples and shrines. The area around Banganga and Walkeshwar is also known for its historic architecture and stunning sea views.

Tour Highlights of Banganga Walking Tour:

  • The Oldest Continually Inhabited Place in Mumbai
  • Total 18 temples surrounded: Take a walk to all temples and Guide will give you their deep stories.
  • Memorial Stones: These pallies are memorial stones of dead warriors that are worshiped by Gujaratis.
  • Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar Temple: The steps of Banganga Tank serve many purposes: a play area for children, a social hub for residents, a space to dry washing, and a place to perform puja (worship).  
  • Deepstambhas: (pillars of light) mark the entrance to Banganga Tank, as well as significant temples in the area. Astonishingly, a saint is said to be buried under each one!
  • Street Around Banganga Tank: It is flanked by a narrow street lined with temples, homes, and Dharamsala (religious rest houses).
  • Encroaching Migrant Communities: The area is home to slum-dwellers who have occupied it for the past few decades.
  • Dhobi Ghat: Second largest laundry in Mumbai where you will see Open air laundry which was built by the British.

Cost:

  • Group Tour: INR 1000/- Per Person (Other person will be in the Group)
  • Private Tour: INR 2000 /- Per Person

TIME:

  • Operates Every day
  • Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Batch Time: Morning 10:00 am and Evening 5 pm

What To Wear:

  • Please wear modest clothing (for women: no sleeveless shirts, short shorts, or low tops)

Meeting Point: Walkeshwar Bus Depot

Best Apartments, 208, Walkeshwar Rd, Teen Batti, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

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Here are some common questions:

How long does the walking tour take?

The walking tour can take anywhere from a few hours. We suggest allocating at least 2-3 hours for the tour.

Is the walking tour suitable for children and elderly people?

Yes, the walking tour is suitable for children and elderly people. However, we suggest taking breaks as needed and wearing comfortable walking shoes.

Can I take photographs during the walking tour?

Yes, you can take photographs during the walking tour. However, some temples and shrines may have restrictions on photography, so we suggest checking beforehand.

What should I wear for the walking tour?

It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and light, breathable clothing. Mumbai can be hot and humid, so it is important to dress appropriately and bring sunscreen and a hat.

Mumbai City Tour

Explore the Best of the Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

Our Mumbai City Tour is the best in town, led by expert English-speaking tour guides who know the hidden history of Bombay that you won’t find in any books. With years of experience, our guides are well-equipped to lead Western tourists on guided tours for both business and leisure.

Featuring British Monuments, Markets, Laundry, and Temples, this is one of the top Mumbai City Sightseeing tours. Our private Mumbai tour guide and car transfer will ensure you have the best experience possible.

Mumbai is a city that is best explored by a guide. Our guided tour of Mumbai City takes you to all the major landmarks and sights. Experience the journey from real to reel, where you can see the best of Mumbai. It’s the ultimate dream come true!

Highlights of the Mumbai City Tour

  • Gateway of India – built to welcome King George V and Queen Mary into India
  • Taj Mahal Palace Hotel 
  • Mumbai University – British heritage building built in 1857
  • Rajabai Clock Towers – Big Ben of India
  • Watson’s Hotel Ruins – Tata was refused entry into this hotel and so he built the Taj Mahal Hotel
  • Oval Cricket Ground – The place where we play the most beloved sport in India
  • Bombay High Court – Beautiful British Heritage Building
  • Victoria Terminus Train Station (CST) – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Municipality Building – Another marvelous Colonial building
  • Drive past Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach
  • Mani Bhavan – Gandhi Musume
  • Kamala Nehru Park – Skyline view of the city & Old Woman’s shoe
  • Hanging Gardens – Gardens built on top of water tanks near the Tower of Silence (Parsi burial place)
  • Dhobi Ghat – Open Air Laundry where clothes are washed in full view of the public
  • It also includes driving past many British Heritage Buildings like Flora Fountain & Hutatma Chowk, Telegraph Office, India Post Office Building, and Kala Ghoda Area.

>PRICING:

  • Private Tour: INR 2500/- Per Person (without a car)
  • AC Car up to 3 Person: INR 3500/-
  • AC Car up to 6 Person 4500/-
  • Contact us for larger Groups

>TIME:

  • Operates every day
  • Duration: 5-6 Hours
  • Private Time: Flexible – Suggested at 8:30 AM or 2 PM (14:00)
  • End Time: Flexible – Depending on the pre-arranged start time

>Inclusions

  • Entrance fees to all site attractions
  • Cultured, professional, highly qualified, and knowledgeable Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (south Mumbai)
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

>Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink

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Mumbai City Sightseeing Tour Review

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Some frequently asked questions:

What are the must-visit attractions in Mumbai?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Mumbai include the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and Mani Bhavan

What is the best time to visit Mumbai?

The best time to visit Mumbai is from November to February when the weather is pleasant and comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

What is the local cuisine in Mumbai?

Mumbai is famous for its street food, which includes vada pav, pav bhaji, bhel puri, and sev puri. It’s also known for its seafood and Parsi cuisine.

Is it possible to customize a Mumbai city tour?

Yes, some tour providers may offer the option to customize your itinerary based on your preferences and interests. It’s best to check with the provider beforehand to confirm if customization is possible.

How long does a Mumbai city tour take?

A Mumbai city tour can vary in duration depending on the itinerary and the provider. Typically, a full-day tour lasts around 8-10 hours, while a half-day tour lasts around 4-5 hours.

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MUMBAI SHORE EXCURSION

Mumbai Shore Excursions

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Experience the best of Mumbai Shore Excursions that takes you to the city’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. This tour is perfect for travelers who are short on time but want to see as much as possible.

Your excursion will begin at the Gateway of India, a monument that was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai in 1911. From there, you’ll head to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered one of the most beautiful train stations in the world.

Next, you’ll visit the iconic Marine Drive, also known as the Queen’s Necklace, which is a picturesque promenade that offers stunning views of the Arabian Sea. You’ll also get to explore the Hanging Gardens, which are terraced gardens that offer panoramic views of the city.

Your excursion will then take you to the Dhobi Ghat, a unique open-air laundry where locals have been washing clothes for over 100 years. You’ll get to see the dhobis (laundrymen) at work and learn about the history and significance of this fascinating place.

Finally, your excursion will end with a visit to Crawford Market, a bustling market that is famous for its wide variety of goods, including fresh produce, spices, and souvenirs.

Throughout the excursion, you’ll be accompanied by an expert guide who will provide you with insight into Mumbai’s history, culture, and way of life. You’ll also travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring that you stay cool and comfortable even in Mumbai’s heat.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to see the best of Mumbai on a shore excursion. Book your tour today and create unforgettable memories of this vibrant city. Send us your Mumbai Shore Excursion inquiry at info@mumbaidreamtours.com or bhuradinesh1@gmail.com You can call or WhatsApp at +91 9004135215 We will get back to you with the prices and also the complete itinerary of the Shore Excursion we have planned on that date for that Cruise Ship visiting Mumbai.