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Old 11th October 2009, 13:37   #76
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Default Goa pics---of cruise liners on the Mandovi River

Here are some pics of the boats on the Mandovi River, abutting Panjim city. The bridge in the background connects Panjim to northern areas like Baga and Calangute.

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Default Driving around old Goan churches

Driving alongside the river to old Goa was real fun in a light drizzle. At one point we saw some cars waiting for a ferry---wonder what lay on the other side of the river.

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Default Calangute beach pics

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Thx. for a beautiful travelogue.
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Thx. for a beautiful travelogue.
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You're welcome, Sadashiv! I am yet to post another lot of pics----it requires some effort to identify some and resize them. Please hold on!
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Default Pics of Dona Paula Jetty

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Default The speed boat rides and smiles after that

We took turns on the speed boats (charges were Rs 200 for the fast boat, and Rs 100 for the slower one). Both boats were powered by Yamaha petrol engines.

Waiting for our turn

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Daughter has a go

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Yours truely (on the slow boat)

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Wifey apprehensive:

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Hey, it looks like fun!

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Yippeee!

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Phew, that was real fun!

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The after effect : all smiles

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Default Miramar beach pics

Post speed-boating at Dona Paula, we visited Miramar beach nearby

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Default The lovely pool at Osborne Resorts

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Default Pics of flowers at Osborne and the room

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Nice pictures there especially of the flowers. Your lucky to find dry weather when at Miramar. I will post some when i visited the same place and it was pouring like crazy
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Nice pictures there especially of the flowers. Your lucky to find dry weather when at Miramar. I will post some when i visited the same place and it was pouring like crazy
OK, eagerly waiting for your pics.
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Default Back to Bijapur

OK, now that the flashback to Goa and Amboli are over, let us get back to where we'd ended.

Some pics to start with:

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Default Day 6--Oct 1st--The final day

We woke up after a good sleep at Hotel Pleasant Stay and set out by 9 am ---unfortunately the hotel does not serve breakfast, but can bring from the town if needed. Fortunately it was not rainiing, though cloudy.

We sought directions to Gol Gumbaz, which we located on the outskirts of the town on the highway to Jevargi. We spent a good hour at that place, as there was much to see. Believe me, that place is worth a visit. It is open from 6 am to 6 pm.

We bought tickets for entry, including the camera and explored the huge palatial grounds. The structure was much bigger than I'd expected. But after entering it, we found the graves of the Adil Shah dynasty who had got it built inside, and the huge dome was unsupported by any pillar.

To enjoy the best part of the structure, we needed to climb 7 narrow flights of steps that left us exhausted. But it was indeed worth the climb.
You get a majestic view of the town around, and inside you get a very good echo if you clap or shout---I got max 8 echos for my vigorous claps.

Here are some pics:-

The huge canons at the entrance to the museum in the front of the main structure:-

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The huge door:-

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The decorative support

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The tombs of the royal family:-

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The large, unsupported central dome:-

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View of other stairway from ours:-

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Side view from staircase

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Default Some more pics at Bijapur

Sorry for the delay, folks---had some work to do in the past week.

Here are some more pics of the mighty Gol Gumbaz and its surroundings:-

A bit of rest after climbing 5 flights of stairs (total 7 flights--narrow like the Qutub Minar)

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The circular platform at the top

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A view from the far end---see the narrow entrances emitting light

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A view of the bottom from the top

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