The biggest laundry in the world



The phrase dhobi ghat is used all over India to refer to any place where many washers are present. Inspired by the Mumbai Dhobi Ghat (then Bombay), the British built Dhobi Ghat in Kolkata (then Calcutta) in 1902 and there are other dhobi ghat places all over southern Asia. There are rows of open-air concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own flogging stone. Claimed to be the world’s largest outdoor laundry, Dhobi Ghat is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.