- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 4 hours
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Morning Life of Mumbai's Dabbawalas and Dhobis Tour
- Learn about two of Mumbai's most famous professions
- Roundtrip hotel transport included
- Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide
You will be picked up by the guide from your hotel and driven to the Churchgate Railway Station, the starting point of our tour. Here, you will see the dabbawalas disembarking the dabbas in their wooden carts from the local train. Watch these dabbawalas segregate the boxes and transfer them in trolleys for delivery. Don’t stop here as you will be escorted towards the platform to board the local train to Mahalaxmi Station. After arrival at Mahalaxmi Railway Station, observe the dabbawalas and listen as your guide teaches you about the alphanumeric color coding system they invented and how their flawless method has attracted top business schools in the world. As they set out on their task of delivering the boxes to skyscrapers and multinational companies, understand this 125-year-old system. The boxes are then driven by 3-4 dabbawalas in different directions for delivery by bicycle. Moving ahead, you proceed to the open air laundry area firmly known as Dhobi Ghat. A unique feature of Mumbai apart from the rest of the world, a Dhobi is a traditional laundryman who collects your dirty linen, washes them in an open area and then returns them neatly pressed to your doorstep. The massive area where the laundry is done is called a "Ghat". The clothes are soaked in sudsy water, thrashed on the flogging stones, then tossed into huge vats and hung out to dry. The process is non-stop and more than two hundred Dhobis and their families work together in what has always been a hereditary occupation. After your time here, you will be dropped back to your hotel.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS5 - ExcellentBased on 1 review
Fabulous tour! Excellent guide! Highly recommend!
5 - Excellent
“We loved this tour! My husband was not keen on my booking this but thanked me so much afterward because he thoroughly enjoyed it. The Dabbawalas and Dhobis are nothing short of amazing. Our guide did lots of other fun things that we were not expecting. Loved the train ride but getting off was a big scary. Highly recommend this tour. It will give you a small glimpse of Mumbai.”
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Train Ride (Short period)
- Dhobi Ghat
- Food and drinks
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