Mandovi Tourism

Spectrum Tour offer Mandovi, Mandovi Travel, Travel to Mandovi, Mandovi Tourism, Mandovi Travel Guide, Mandovi Tour, Tour to Mandovi, Mandovi in Goa, Mandovi Tour Package India
 
Home » South India Tourism » Mandovi Travel

Travel to Mandovi

Interested? Contact for Details
Location: on the north shore of Dona Paula Bay, Goa
Area: Total area: 1800 ha; Mandovi Centuary : 700 ha; Zuari estuary: 900ha; Cambarjua canal: 200 ha
Altitude: Sea level

Description of site: A large estuarine complex on the west coast of peninsular India, comprising the Zuari and Mandovi rivers, their tributaries, and the inter connecting Cambarjua canal. They contain 90% of the mangroves of Goa. The remaining mangroves are along Chapora, Talpona, Galgibag, and Tiracol estuaries. The estuaries are divided by extensive intertidal mudflats and adjacent rice paddies. Panjim and Old Goa are situated within this complex .

The estuarine complex is a central part of the coastal ecosystemof Goa. Mandovi and Zuariare perennial rivers which rise from the Western Ghats, traverse a distance of 61 km and 66 Ian, respectively, before joining the Arabian Sea at the Aguada and Marmagao Bays. The drainage of the rivers is predominantly northwest and north-northwest, following the regional trend, and east-west, coinciding with major faults, fractures, or joints. The system is influenced by inflow of seawater to a considerable distance inland. Salinity varies with the seasons: during the monsoons the inflow of fresh water increases. Zuari is the largest estuary, containing 9 ha of mangroves. The upstream region is narrow (0.5 km) and subjected to intense wave action. Mandovi estuary and Cambarjua canal have 7 ha and 2 ha of mangroves, respectively, occurring along the banks. Mandovi has greater freshwater influence than the other estuaries.

Chorao Island, which has now been declared a reserved forest and bird sanctuary, is situated in the Mandovi estuary

Climatic conditions: Humid, tropical monsoon climate. Average annual rainfall is about 3000 mm. Temperatures vary from 21*C to 34°C Principal vegetation: About 20 species of mangrove, predominant ones being Rhizophora mucronata, Sonneratia alba, and Avicennia officinalis. Other dominant species are R.apiculata, S. casiolaris, Kandelia rheedii, Bruguiera gymnorhiza, B. parviflora, Aiegiceros corniculata, Excoecaria agalloca, Derris heterophylla, and Acanthus illicifolius. Some species such as K.candel and S.caseolaris are becoming rare on the west coast

Fauna: The estuary is an important spawning ground for various crustaceans and molluscs, together with many species of fish, the major ones being Meretrix sp., Crassotrea sp., Peneaus sp., Scylla serrata, and Mugil cephalic. The commonly cultivated species are Penaeus monodon, Rindicus, and Metapenaeus monoceros.


Related Tour Packages & Information

Beaches in Kerala Jheels in Chennai Andaman and Nicobar Islands Bangalore Travel
Calcutta Travel Kerala Travel Peechi Bam Reservoir Bhavanisagar Reservoir
Chilika Lake Kerala Village Travel Pondicherry Tamilnadu Carambolim Lake
Cochin Backwaters Kondakarla Lake Ratnagiri Travel Chorao Island Goa
Gudavi Bird Sanctuary Krishna Mangroves Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary
Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary Mandovi Travel Siruthavur Tank Tamilnadu Indravati National Park
Karnataka Travel Mysore Travel Trivandrum Travel Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary
Kerala Valley Travel Nilgiri India Tungabhadra River Sholapur Reservoirs
Kolleru Lake Madras Travel Zoological Garden in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram India
Kovalam Kerala Mangrove Forest Ranganathittu Wildlife Sanctuary Trivandrum Travel Guide
Pakhal Lake Vattakudi Sathanur Reservoir Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary


All tours are customizable and can be extended as per requirements
Travel Requirements
 Arrival date:    Local Transport:  
 No. of Persons:      Budget in US$:
 (per person per day)
 
 No. of Days:    Accommodation:  
 Places to be covered:  
 Also interested in :   Escorted Guide  Local Sightseeing  Airport Pickup
Personal Information
*Your Name:   *Your E-mail:  
*Your Country:    Phone:
 (Country/Area Code)
 
*Describe Your Travel Plan:
Ayurveda Tour Package   Far East Tours

  Luxury Train Tours   West India Tours
East India Tours Himachal Pradesh Tours India Temple Tours Jammu Kashmir Tours Special Tour Packages
Africa Tour Packages | Africa Tours | Asia Pacific Tours | Australian Tour | Kenya Tours | Tour to Kenya | Lakshadweep Island Tours | Lakshadweep Islands Honeymoon Tour | MIddle East Tours | Dubai Shopping Festival | Rajasthan Tour Packages | Ahmedabad India Tour | Golden Triangle Tour | Golden Triangle with Goa | Royal Rajasthan Tour
Travel Agents in India
     
International Travel Agents
Botswana | Gambia | Ghana | Guinea | Indonesia | Kenya | Malaysia | Maldives | Mauritius | Nepal | Nigeria | Russia | Singapore | South Africa | Tanzania | Thailand | Tibet | Turkey

Home  |  Email
Copyright ©Alaska Snow Tours