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Mandovi River

Mandovi River, Goa

The Mandovi River is the lifeline of the Goa state. This river source is Bhimgad (Belgaum district, Karnataka). Mhadei River flows from Dudhsagar Falls and Varapoha Falls. This river joins other Zuari River at the point Mormugao harbour. Panaji. Panjim city has Goa's largest bridge on Mandovi River which connected two cities Panjim and Porvorim. Tourists can enjoy of the dusk cruises on the Mandovi River.

Mandovi River which is also known as Mahadayi or Mhadei River which can be described as the lifeline of Indian State of Goa. The Mandovi and Zuari are the two primary rivers which are in the state of Goa. The Mandovi rivers joins with the Zuari and it has a common creek at Cabo Aguada which also forms the Mormugao Harbour. Panaji, which is the state capital and also at the Old Goa where is the former capital of Goa and both of them are situated on the left bank of Mandovi. The river which has a length of 77 Kilometers and it originates from a cluster of 30 springs at Bhimgad in the Western Ghats at the Belagavi district of Karnataka.

The river manages the ecosystem of the entire coastal area and is very dear to the fisher community and it is called as Mahadayi or Mhadei River which is also described as the lifeline to Goa State. Panjim city which is located on the banks of the lovely river is also the state capital of Goa. The river offers a great promenade and it has many cruises on it with boats, ferries, floating casinos along with cruise ships. The river is famous for its sunset and dinner river cruise which is organized by the Government along with private operators from the Jetty near Patto.

The river offers floating Casinos which benefits the large number of tourists and it has become a very large attraction. There is a bridge connecting Panjim and Porvorim with two bridges. A person can also cross ferries through Chorao or Divar islands. One can also say that it is worthwhile to take a ride by the river via Betim for a closer look of the river. The drive to Candolim offers a great view and it also gives the pretty sight along the waterfront on Panjim.

Weather Temperature

Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 19.6 20.5 23.2 25.6 26.3 24.7 24.1 24.0 23.8 23.8 22.3 20.6
Average High (℃) 31.6 31.5 32.0 33.0 33.0 30.3 28.9 28.8 29.5 31.6 32.8 32.4

Location path: Bhimgad (Karnataka), Dudhsagar Falls, Varapoha Falls, Mormugao, Old Goa and Panaji

Total Length: 77 kilometers (29 kilometers in Karnataka and 52 kilometers in Goa )

Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and Private agencies provides river cruises services on the Mandovi River at moonlight, daytime and sunset. This is an adventure trip to see also crocodile, beauty of the Goa nature and dolphin. Santa Monica is the name of the cruise which provides services into Mandovi River. Tourists also can enjoy local girls and boys dances.

Bookings/ Reservations Phone Numbers: +91-832-2438830, +91-832-2438831

River Cruise Prices: Rs. 300/- per person

River Cruises Booking Office Location: Paryatan Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Patto Plaza, Panaji

Sunset Cruise : Dep.6.00 PM 1 hour

Sundown Cruise : Dep.7.15 PM 1 hour

Full Moon Cruise: Dep.8.30 PM 1 hour

Dolphin Trip Cruise: From 9.30 PM 1 hour