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Goa Tours for tourists visiting Goa

Goat cruises and boat tours

No visit to Goa is complete until you have taken a boat tour in Goa. There are many boat cruises offered to tourists visiting Goa, India. I visited Goa in January 2011 and was able to enjoy a day and also an evening boat cruise. Both the day and late evening boat tours are an experience in itself and well worth the cost. The cost of a boat cruise that lasts one hour, was only Rupees 150.   Boat cruises are a major attraction in Goa with both domestic Indian and the large number of foreigners that visit Goa every year. People say that a holiday in Goa will remain incomplete and imperfect without a river cruise.  Ideally you can explore Goa in the day time and in the evening enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Mandovi River. While cruising on the Mandovi River you can enjoy the songs and dance numbers that are presented by local performers on the boat. Click on the photographs and view larger images to get a better idea of these Goa river cruises. The photographs on this page were taken in 2011 and prices shown for boat rides etc. are all current prices that include all taxes. Tickets for Goa boat cruise can be purchased from most hotel lobbies and also directly at the entrance, just before boarding the cruise boat. Normally when you buy the tickets at hotel lobbies, pick and drop to the hotel is included in the price. You probably save Rupees 20 by buying them directly. We bought the tickets at our hotel lobby and the hotel car dropped and picked us up after the cruise, not bad for just Rupees 150 a person. There is also a casino ship on the river Mandovi. The casino is located on a 215 foot cruise ship that is permanently docked at the Panjim port. This casino ship can have approximately 300 or so guests who can enjoy playing popular casino games such as Black Jack, American Roulette, Stud Poker etc. Tickets can be purchased for the casino boats also from most hotels where guests stay. Casino ship tickets include food/drinks on the ship. Click the photo to view larger image.

North or South Goa

Goa, basically is referred to as North or South Goa. Regardless of which part of Goa tourists stay in. While seeking out places to visit and inquiring about what to see in Goa, they will find tours and visitor packages in Goa that are normally divided into North Goa tour or South Goa tour.

What is North Goa tour

North Goa tours normally take visitors to the following places: Marym Lake - Much frequented picnic spot on a hill-top Temples - Lord Vithala, Vanadevata, Ravalnath, Goddess Laxmi Mapusa City - Capital Bardez, famous for its Friday bazaar, where people buy and sell everything from lime to livestock Vagator Beach - The lunch-time stop. Walk down the famous, secluded beach, with Chapora Fort as its backdrop Anjuna Beach - Popular amongst foreigners, a beautiful picnic spot Calangute Beach - Known as The Queen amongst Goa's beaches. Famous for its music groups, attracting hundreds of people. Fort Aguada - Picturesque 14th century fort 

What is South Goa tour

South Goa tours normally will take visitors to: Panjim to Miramar - Beach with the Samadhi (memorial) of Goa's first chief minister Dona Paula - For its highest point, one can see the meeting of the two rivers, Zuari and Mandovi, with the Arabian Sea. Old Goa Churches - Bom Jesus Basilica, where lies the incorruptible remains of St. Francis Xavier o Se Cathedral, the largest of its kind in the East Temples - Mangeshi, built in the 17th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. o Shantadurga is one of the richest temples, dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga, known as the Goddess of peace, is famous for its golden palanquin. Colva Beach - The longest beach in Goa and very popular Tips on taking a bus tour of Goa  Guide - timings - prices & more . . .  Go to Article >>

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Goa Tours for tourists visiting Goa

Goat cruises and boat tours

No visit to Goa is complete until you have taken a boat tour in Goa. There are many boat cruises offered to tourists visiting Goa, India. I visited Goa in January 2011 and was able to enjoy a day and also an evening boat cruise. Both the day and late evening boat tours are an experience in itself and well worth the cost. The cost of a boat cruise that lasts one hour, was only Rupees 150.   Boat cruises are a major attraction in Goa with both domestic Indian and the large number of foreigners that visit Goa every year. People say that a holiday in Goa will remain incomplete and imperfect without a river cruise.  Ideally you can explore Goa in the day time and in the evening enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Mandovi River. While cruising on the Mandovi River you can enjoy the songs and dance numbers that are presented by local performers on the boat. Click on the photographs and view  larger images to get a better idea of these Goa river cruises. The photographs on this page were taken in 2011 and prices shown for boat rides etc. are all current prices that include all taxes. Tickets for Goa boat cruise can be purchased from most hotel lobbies and also directly at the entrance, just before boarding the cruise boat. Normally when you buy the tickets at hotel lobbies, pick and drop to the hotel is included in the price. You probably save Rupees 20 by buying them directly. We bought the tickets at our hotel lobby and the hotel car dropped and picked us up after the cruise, not bad for just Rupees 150 a person. There is also a casino ship on the river Mandovi. The casino is located on a 215 foot cruise ship that is permanently docked at the Panjim port. This casino ship can have approximately 300 or so guests who can enjoy playing popular casino games such as Black Jack, American Roulette, Stud Poker etc. Tickets can be purchased for the casino boats also from most hotels where guests stay. Casino ship tickets include food/drinks on the ship. Click the photo to view larger image.

North or South Goa

Goa, basically is referred to as North or South Goa. Regardless of which part of Goa tourists stay in. While seeking out places to visit and inquiring about what to see in Goa, they will find tours and visitor packages in Goa that are normally divided into North Goa tour or South Goa tour.

What is North Goa tour

North Goa tours normally take visitors to the following places: Marym Lake - Much frequented picnic spot on a hill-top Temples - Lord Vithala, Vanadevata, Ravalnath, Goddess Laxmi Mapusa City - Capital Bardez, famous for its Friday bazaar, where people buy and sell everything from lime to livestock Vagator Beach - The lunch-time stop. Walk down the famous, secluded beach, with Chapora Fort as its backdrop Anjuna Beach - Popular amongst foreigners, a beautiful picnic spot Calangute Beach - Known as The Queen amongst Goa's beaches. Famous for its music groups, attracting hundreds of people. Fort Aguada - Picturesque 14th century fort 

What is South Goa tour

South Goa tours normally will take visitors to: Panjim to Miramar - Beach with the Samadhi (memorial) of Goa's first chief minister Dona Paula - For its highest point, one can see the meeting of the two rivers, Zuari and Mandovi, with the Arabian Sea. Old Goa Churches - Bom Jesus Basilica, where lies the incorruptible remains of St. Francis Xavier o Se Cathedral, the largest of its kind in the East Temples - Mangeshi, built in the 17th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. o Shantadurga is one of the richest temples, dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga, known as the Goddess of peace, is famous for its golden palanquin. Colva Beach - The longest beach in Goa and very popular Tips on taking a bus tour of Goa  Guide - timings - prices & more . . .  Go to Article >>