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Sunday, February 6, 2011

RIVER CRUISES-GOA




If you are on a holiday to Goa then your tour will remain incomplete without experiencing a River Cruise.They are among the major tourist attractions in Goa.After spending the day visiting different places for sightseeing, a river cruise is an ideal way to relax and spend your evening.River cruise as well as Sea cruise are on offer.



Panjim which is the capital of Goa is along the bank of River Mandovi and serves as the perfect location for such cruise tours.There are number of cruises for you to choose from - daytime, sunset and moonlight.  

Kunbi Dance


Day cruise

These operate during the daytime.Basically there are two such on offer.The first one takes you down the Mandovi river and enters into the Zuari river and back while the second one takes you up the Mandovi river to Aldona and a mineral water spring.While on a river cruise you can view historical architectural monuments like Reis Magos Church, the Reis Magos Fort, the Aguada Fort and the Cabo Raj Bhavan.


Dance on the cruise








Sunset Cruise

There are a lot of sun set cruises starting from 6.00 pm every evening on the Mandovi river.They take you on a one hour trip on the Mandovi river and while on this cruise you can watch the sunset.

You can enjoy the cultural performances on this cruise performed by professional troupes.Some of the cultural dances are the Dekni Temple Dance , the Fugdi Dance and the Corredinho Dance(Portuguese peasant dance).You can also shake your legs a bit on the dance floor if you like.
Corredinho Dance

There is a bar on this cruise that serves some of the best available cocktails and mocktails. You come across a few monuments like Reis Magos Church ,the Reis Magos Fort, the Aguada Fort and the Cabo Raj Bhavan to name a few while on the cruise. Goa Tourism Development Corporation operates one such cruise called Santa Monica.There are a lot of private cruises as well
Reis Magos Fort
like Paradise cruise,Royale cruise etc.


Reis Magos Church










Sun Down Cruise 
This cruise starts off at 7. 15 in the evening after the sun sets and is also an hour's trip. Cultural entertainment programmes are the same as in the Sun Set Cruise. 


Full Moon Cruise or Special Cruise
Aguada Fort
This one is ideal for newly weds and romantic couples.It allows you to enjoy the excitement of cruise trip for a longer period of two hours or so.As the name suggests,you can enjoy the moon light falling over the river Mandovi while on this cruise.The cruise service begins by 5.30 in the evening and continues up to 10.30 in the night.

Apart from these, there are many operators that conduct cruises with interesting themes , like you can pick up a cruise that takes you to spot the crocodiles in the backwaters.
So..if you are on a tour in Goa,dont miss this wonderful and exciting  experience...!!!
That's all for now friends! Catch u with me tommorow with some more exciting facts about GOA!
Ciao!    Au revoir!

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