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Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai in Mumbai

Summer: March- May  (35°C - 40°C)

Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  October- March

Opening Time: 4:00 am.
Closing Time: 7:00 pm.
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Set up over 140 years back, Mahalaxmi dhobi Ghat is a veritable land mark of Mumbai city life. This massive open air laundry where dirty clothes from all over the city are brought and washed manually by washermen in long rows of flogging stones is one of the top 10 attractions in Mumbai.
Formed originally to serve the dominant English and Parsi population of the city, this facility is owned by the municipal council, which is let out to the washermen, many of them in this business for decades. There are over 1026 open-air concrete wash pens in this dhobi ghat and the clock work precision of the seasoned hands and the traditional washing methods have made it one of the unique experiences in the world. The spectacular glimpses of thousands of clothes on the cloths line would sum up the sheer amount of action that this washing ghat witnesses.


Road: The ghat is located next to Mahalaxmi Railway Station on the Western Railway's Saat Rasta roundabout. Autos are the most convenient mode of transport to the washing ghat .

Railway: The nearest railway station to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is Kandivali railway station Junction, which is served by many local trains.

Airway: The nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai which is 10 km. away from Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat.