Sea Travel Facilities:

The main passenger ports areMumbai, Kolkata, Kochi, Chennai, Calicut, Panaji (Goa) and Rameswaram.

Catamaran between Mumbai and Goa

An air-conditioned catamaran with places for 400 passengers runs between Mumbai and Goa. It leaves from the New Ferry Wharf / Bhaucha Dhakka in Mumbai.

Mumbai- Goa Timetable:
Tuesday & Thursday
Dep. Mumbai 2230 Hours Arr. Panaji 0600 Hours

Goa- Mumbai:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Dep. Panaji 1000 Hours Arr. Mumbai 1730 Hours
(Passengers are requested to board the ship 2 hours before departure.)

Cost (one way)
Economy Rs. 1400/- Business Rs. 1600 Adult
Special cabin for 5 people Rs.9000/-

Foreign tourists can pay in rupees on presentation of their currency exchange certificate.

Catamaran between Kolkata and Haldia

There are further services from Kolkata and Chennai to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. Services are often seasonal, operated by the Shipping Corporation of India and are generally suspended during the monsoon.
For details one can contact Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Shipping House, 13 Strand Road, Kolkata- 700 001, Tel. 2484456.

Indian ports are also served by several international shipping companies and several luxury cruise lines.

One particularly attractive boat journey is the "backwaters " excursion in the vicinity of Kochi in Kerala. Several local tours are available - for example Calicut/Kochi and Allepey/Kottayam.

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