Private Half-Day Tour Of Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat And The Dabbawallas In Mumbai

From USD 115
Per Person
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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in Mumbai
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Even everyday experiences like laundry and lunch are extraordinary in India. This 5-hour private tour takes you to Mumbai's Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, sometimes called the largest outdoor laundry in the world, and introduces you to the city's dabbawallas who deliver thousands of home cooked lunches to workers in Mumbai every day. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, and private transportation included.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

After pickup at your hotel in Delhi at 10am, join your guide for the short drive to the Mahalaxmi Dhobi ghat. Every day, thousands of pounds of laundry are washed here. For more than 120 years, washers, known as dhobis, have worked in rows of open-air concrete wash pens, each with its own flogging stone. You'll see why it's sometimes called the world's largest outdoor laundry.

Next, your guide takes you to Churchgate to watchdabbawallas at work collecting hot, home cooked lunches and delivering them to hungry office workers around the city before collecting the empty lunch boxes and returning them to their owners. Dabbawallas work using bicycles and trains. Peek inside a railway car to observe the many types of lunches being organized for delivery before returning to your hotel in Delhi around 3pm.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Private transportation


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults

Minimum of two people per booking 

A moderate amount of walking is involved

The duration of transfers is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

A valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

A word of caution: dabbawallas don't have time for interviews and photographs

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