Sunday, 19 June 2022

River Cruise on the Mandovi River , Panaji Goa - India

Panaji(also called panjim) the capital city of Goa is considered a major tourist spot for local and international tourist. The river mandovi host many casinos boats, but for tourist who want to skip the casino experience but still want to enjoy the mandovi river then many small Cruise boats offer a river cruise which last for an hour per trip. 

The cruise  boat that I took was "MADHEI". The  trip on this boat will cost Rs. 500 per person that will be around 7 US Dollars as entry fee. The Cruise will start at the respective terminals which is along the road which leads from Panaji to Campal. Its easy to locate the Crusie terminals, once you enter the Panjim city or any local can pin-point you in the direction of the Cruise boats.

Once the cruise boat leaves the terminal the  MC(compare) takes over and the various entertainment activity starts. The Cruise I took  had   local folk dance called mando. They also had a dj  playing Hindi songs . People were invited on the stage to dance. 

If your not  into the above mentioned fun stuff then you can hang out on the deck with a beer or a drink from the bar  and soak in the river air along with the view of the banks. Worth mentioning is the new Atal Setul bridge which runs between panjim and porvorim. The cruise took us between the bridge  which made for some amazing photo shots. 

Across the river you will  get to see other smaller tourist boats , casino boats and an ancient church which looks breath taking. 

I would advise you to take this cruise just before sunset, the view is amazing.

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