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Want to do a Konkan tour but do not want to take on the usual road journey? Here is a unique way to travel to Konkan. Set foot aboard a cruise line and take off to one of the most picturesque parts of India- the Konkan coast. Karnika, the maiden ship from Jailesh Cruises, offers a mesmerizing trip to this beach town and along the way provides a premium stay at a 5-star cruiser liner. If offers many cruise packages and deals. You can dine, wine, and stay in style and enjoy the skyline as you set sail on the Arabian Sea.
Often, it is observed that the experience of a new place is lost because the stay is not comfortable or the food is not great. But with Karnika, all those worries are set aside as they offer a premium holiday- from the accommodation, dining, entertainment, and other facilities. Families, solo travelers, honeymooning couples, or older people- can travel comfortably and easily on this cruise; enjoying every bit of the trip.
Traveling is all about experiencing new places, cuisines, and traditions and if you want to travel in style, then there is no better way than to take a cruise on Karnika.
You can take a peek into the old Konkan town through this modern and luxurious vehicle. Experience the cultural heritage and traditions, while you have a comfortable stay on the ship offering the best cruise tour packages.
Ganpatipule is an iconic beach town along the Konkan coast with temples galore. In fact, it gets its name from the many Ganpati (Lord Ganesha) temples that dot the city. Apart from the beautifully carved out temples, pristine beaches and finger-licking Konkani food is what makes tourists flock to this town. It is a must-visit for pilgrims as a 400-year-old Ganesha temple is situated here. The idol is said to be a self-created monolith of Lord Ganesha that was discovered over 1600 years ago. This Ganesha temple is unique because of one of the few temples in India where the presiding deity faces west to guard the Western Ghats. It is a spot of religious relevance as it is one of the Ashta Ganapati Temples of India.
The town is a hot spot for beach bums too. With long stretches of white sandy beaches, it is ideal for all those who want to just relax and unwind. Unspoiled by commercialization and pollution, these quaint beaches have mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets. Though not ideal for swimming due to the rocky stretches, you can indulge in watersports like paragliding, motorboat, and other adrenaline-pumping activities or simply sunbathe on the beach.
Adventure enthusiasts can trek up Jaigad Fort, about 19 km from Ganpatipule. This fort falls under the Archeological Survey of India and is one of the most famous forts in the Konkan region. Spread across 4 acres, the fort is surrounded by moats and robust bastions. Although in ruins, most of the fort’s outer walls and ramparts are intact. In 1932, a lighthouse was constructed near the fort, offering a spectacular view of the ships sailing. There are many other trekking sights too.
Adorned by a beautiful coastline, Ganapatipule is a popular tourist destination that will leave you mesmerized by its natural beauty. The town has some other attractions too like Velneshwar, Malgund, and many more Ganesh temples. You can go and explore all these fabulous must-see destinations in Ganpatipule when the ship is docked at the port town. These excursions are not included in the fare, so you need to budget for it separately. However, the staff on-board can definitely guide about the places to visit, things to do, and places to eat.
You will have a lot to do while cruising with Karnika. You can indulge in some pampering at the spa and salon. Get a massage done or get some hair and facial treatments from beauty experts or just unwind in the sauna or jacuzzi. You needn’t worry about your children either as there is a lot to keep them entertained. From mesmerizing magic shows to indoor games and swimming, your kids will be thoroughly entertained and happy. Food is not a worry either as there are many child-friendly menus. Let them have a complete holiday with yummy food and lots to explore.
For adults, there is a lot of cruise entertainment too. From live music performance, broadway shows to DJ music and dance- you will be enthralled and entertained for the all the time you are on the cruise. You could also try your hand at gambling at the Casino or spend some time at the bar, admiring the view as you sip on some good liquor.
At Karnika, you can relish a wide spread of food from cuisines all over the globe. Many restaurants serve specific cuisines, and all are delectable. If you are pure vegetarian, fret not; you can get a good meal at the Indian restaurant. Even if you are ar hardcore meat eater, there are many options. The cooks are experienced and trained, and so is the staff serving the food. The ambiance and setting are appropriate, and many of the dining places have a fabulous view of the sea too. To embark on a culinary journey while aboard Karnika.
Stay in style at Karnika. The cruise accommodation is impeccable with a choice of rooms that are fully furnished and have all the basic amenities that you would get in a 5-star hotel. Some of the rooms have a balcony too and face the sea. So you can get a spectacular view every time you sit outside. Book a room, depending on the number of travelers and your budget. All the cruise ship rooms are in excellent condition.
Cruising to Ganpatipule is a unique experience that will be etched in your memory forever. Apart from exploring the beautiful Konkan town, you will be able to experience the premium on-board Karnika. There are many options that you can avail off. You could make a short trip of two nights and three days only to Ganpatipule or include the high seas too and extend it by a day. Both the itineraries have different departures, and also the price would vary. So depending on the time and budget constraint, plan a beautiful holiday to this holy town of Ganpatiphule and relish the luxuries at Karnika too. You can check out the different cruising holiday packages from Mumbai to Ganpatipule.
The Konkan coast is one of the most spectacular green belts of the country with beach towns dotting the landscape all along. Ganpatipule holds a special significance as it houses one of the oldest Ganesh temples in the country. A trip t this town is a spiritual and religious sojourn as well as a time to reconnect with yourself amidst pure nature. The pristine beaches, lush green hillocks, and the surrounding flora and fauna offer peace and tranquility to the soul.
Most people take the regular road route to reach this town but let us take the road less traveled and that too a luxurious one with Karnika, the premium cruise liner. Avail all the facilities- from food, entertainment, fitness, to luxurious accommodation, and more. Get ready to sail on the best cruise ship from India to the abode of white sandy beaches, ancient temples, and pristine natural beauty!
It is often said that a couple in love only have eyes for each other. There is a great deal of truth in that statement but that does not mean that couples do not enjoy lovely surroundings. It is our belief that Karnika falls into that category. Couples will want for nothing while they are on board.
The crew is trained to look after all the needs of the passengers 24/7. That equates to help with any problems that might arise, providing top quality service in all the cruise ship’s facilities and of course producing wonderful cuisine to satisfy the taste buds.
Currently, Karnika is offering just a few short itineraries but each of them provides an excellent opportunity to cruise on the lovely Indian Ocean with its cooling breezes blowing below beautiful blue skies. If you are thinking about a break away from daily life with your loved one, look closely at the chance of a premium cruise on the Indian Ocean. Karnika will be more than happy to welcome you.