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Mandovi RIver

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Mandovi RIver

148 Reviews
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Fontainhas Heritage Walk

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The Fontainhas Heritage Walk is an immersive walking tour in Goa narrating its past. Witness the Portuguese past that eventually survived the onslaught of development in the 21st century. The houses are dressed in yellow, green and blue, balconies fronted by wrought iron railings and tiled roofs transporting you to another era.<br><br>Fontainhas is not only the oldest but the largest Latin quarter of Asia. Located at the foot of the hills, Altinho hills with springs surround Fontainhas on the west side, which give it its name from Portuguese for “little fountain”.<br><br>The people of Fontainhas lead an affluent life. Get access to heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet wonderful people and experience the cultural side of Goa like never before.<br><br>Highlights:<br><br>– An English speaking friendly local guide<br><br>– Get insight to Indo -Portuguese Architecture<br><br>– Access to traditional Hindu House<br><br>– Access to a traditional house from the Portuguese era<br><br>– Meet a renowned Goan Musician
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Shalu wrote a review Feb. 2021
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The cruise is for an hour in evenings. Each boat has a dance floor, DJ and bar. U board and sit on plastic chairs arranged in front of stage/ dance floor. The boat moves and sails through the river. The surrounding view is mesmerizing. The cruise had three average performances of Goan traditional dance forms. Apart from that there is tooo loud music and anchor requesting crowd to come and dance on stage. The loud music makes it impossible to enjoy a nice sunset if you happen to be sitting in correct direction to view it. There is no one pointing beautiful heritage buildings around. We were unfortunate enough to have a crowd of of five men, drunk and still drinking more, sitting in front and creating an atmosphere where not even the gentlemen or couples felt like dancing. So if you are stuck with such people, there is no respite for an hour of agony and wasted money.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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DJKJO wrote a review Mar. 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom175 contributions84 helpful votes
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This was a great two day boat trip along the Mandovi and Aldona rivers, staying on the houseboat for one night!👍🏼 The houseboat itself has six en-suite air conditioned cabins and the cabins were very plush with a firm comfortable bed and as I say a little en-suite toilet/shower room. The boat journey takes you along the Mandovi and the Aldona river, as we were chugging along a crew member was spotting everything along the way, he had an exceptional eye/knowledge of the wild life, pointing out numerous species of birds and sighting crocodiles swimming across the river and another croc resting up on the bank! Then in the evening the boat was moored by the bank of the Aldona river and we had a dabble at some fishing, one chap got lucky, but not me😏 We then all took our seats for a fabulous three course traditional Goan meal which was delicious! After that we were treated to a Indian classical/raga music session by the world famous brothers Narish Madgaonkar on an instrument called the Santoor and his brother Satish on the Tabla... it was a real treat to have these two highly acclaimed brothers play for us👍🏼 The brothers actually own the boat company and we were really lucky as they were home from touring the world and often play on their houseboats when their local👍🏼 Then in the morning we had a very tasty breakfast and lunch while heading back up river to our docking point! We toughly enjoyed this trip as it was so tranquil and arresting! Definitely not to be missed while in Goa, it’s a must do!.. Booked for us with/by Heldrin our TUI Rep!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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puneet0310 wrote a review Feb. 2020
New Delhi, India305 contributions51 helpful votes
it is very famous for evening cruise. INR 300-600 charge for cruise. it has beauty to see every where.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Travel_fun_India wrote a review Dec. 2019
Goa, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
River Mandovi is one of the two biggest river of Goa. The river passes along the city of Panaji. There is a road which runs on both sides along side the river. The drive along the roads is very scenic. Few Casino Ships and recreational boats which ply on the river can be viewed from the city. The river looks clean although there are some drains from the city which join it. The river joins the Arabian Sea near the Miramar Beach. Spending time along the river in the city, especially in the evenings is a very enjoyable experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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DipuKV wrote a review Nov. 2019
Pune, India984 contributions269 helpful votes
The view from the banks is superb! Beautifully lit at night and amazing views of the surroundings by day!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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