Mumbai is a very sprawling city with remarkable landmarks ranging from Victorian buildings like the train station to the recent Vipanassa stupa. A huge slum in the world near the most expensive house in the world. A city of contrasts.

Another remarkable place, the Dhobi Ghat, a huge open-air washhouse in the heart of the city


translation of comments in the film: 04:15 minute: Dobhi Ghat is a huge open-air laundromat in central Mumbai. The dhobi wallah, washing clothes from father to son, wash clothes for almost the entire city.

All linen is washed by hand.

In particular, hotels and hospitals call on their services.


about the place, Mumbai:

Mumbai (better known as Bombay) is the capital of the Maharahstra state. It is the most populous city in India with its 12.5 million inhabitants (23 million if you include the whole metropolis). The city is the economic capital of India and is full of monuments left by the British. Among these monuments, the station, the library and many others.

The name of Mumbai comes from that of the goddess Mumbadevi, which means "mother" in the Marathi language, the mother tongue of the Koli peoples and the official language of Maharashtra.

The old name of the city, Bombay was given by the Portuguese and probably means "good bay".

Bombay is the economic and financial capital of India. It is also the capital of Indian cinema with the Bollywood studios.

Among the things to see, the Dhobi Ghat, a huge open-air washhouse in the heart of the city. The washing workers are called Dhobis (men only) and they do laundry for most of the hotels and hospitals in the city. All this immense laundry is done entirely by hand and the washing is done by passing the laundry through different bins and by the strength of the arms of the Dhobis

Notable colonial monuments include the Victorian-style Chhatrapati Shivaji station and the university library, one of the largest in the world.



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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India