Goa is Just a Ship Away!

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    Road, rail, air and now the sea! Your favourite beachtown, Goa is just a ship away. The active sea route between Mumbai and Goa, which got defunct a few years ago, is expected to be revived by December 2017.

    What Is It?

    We’ve known from books and movies that the Mumbai to Goa trips are splendid, and here we are proving it yet another time. The last voyage took place 26 years ago which was discontinued due to technical problems. But its time to rejoice as Mumbai to Goa ferry service is expected to begin again next month. It could be a perfect opportunity for every millennial to take a trip to Goa by sea! You don’t have to wait till Goa to take those gorgeous sea photos, because you can start on the way itself.

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    What’s In It?

    The Mumbai to Goa ferry service is initiated by the Sagar Mala project in order to reduce pollution and enhance the employment opportunities for over 10 million people. Along with that, it’s creates a better experience while traveling as compared to bus, train or airline routes.

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    The Journey

    The ship will begin its journey from Mumbai ports making pitstops at Dighi in Raigad, Ratnagiri District, Vijaydurg and Malvan before docking at Panjim. Soak into the stunning views of Konkan coast as the trip from Mumbai shores to Panjim will take 7 hours. 

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    Luxury Liners

    No, not the rundown ships which take you to Alibaug. If rumours were to be believed, there is a buzz that well equipped air conditioned luxury liners will be deployed for the same. Each to have a capacity of 200-300 passengers. What are you waiting for? Get your hats out! The seats are designed for economical and smaller options as well. Although, fare per person hasn’t been finalised yet, but it should be on the same lines of a bus or train ticket.

     

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    Deets

    When: Starting from December 2017
    Fare: Still undecided
    Stops at: Raigad, Rantagiri district, Vijaydurg and Malvan

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