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An excursion you should never miss during your visit to Goa, is a river cruise on River Mandovi which floats past Panjim city, the capital of Goa. These river cruises commence from Panji jetty located below the Mandovi bridge which connects North Goa to South Goa. These river cruises wind their way along the banks of Mandovi river right upto the point where you can see the river joining the Arabian Sea. There are cruises that specifically timed to watch the sun set down the horizon, a memorable experience. As these cruises, pass the banks of River Mandovi, one see the skyline of Panaji city on one bank and villages that line the palm fringed bank on the other side.


These river cruises provide visitors a variety of entertainment which ranges from latest Bollywood Hindi numbers to traditional folk dances. As these boats chug along the river one can see barges that transport iron ore from mines located inland to the port/vessels before they are shipped to Japan, China, Korea, Europe, etc. as well as the fishing trawlers that going to the sea for their catch or bringing in their catch.


The boat cruises are offered onboard a number of vessels, notable amongst them being a dhow which offers memories of the past. One could join the cruise on a standalone basis in which case the entertainment would be provided by the operator or charter the boat on time basis. Food and beverages is also served on board depending on the package you choose from.


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