Dhobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat (Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat) is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis, work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals. Founded in 1890, more than 730 dhobis and their families live and work in the laundry colony, washing what they brag to be an average of 1 million articles of clothing per day. The area extends across several city blocks and comprises an interlocking series of winding alleys, workrooms and semi-covered subsections of aluminum siding.