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Panaji In Goa

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Oct - Feb

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4-5 Days

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Rs. 5,000

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832 2437132

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Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. Paryatan Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Patto, Panaji-Goa, India 403001.
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About Panaji in Goa

Colonial-era buildings, old-school bookshops, leafy boulevards, and floating casinos underline Panaji Tourism. Nowhere in India is the Portuguese influence can be felt more strongly than in the Old Quarter of Panaji in Goa. Also known as Panjim, Panaji is the state capital of Goa.

History of Panaji

After the Portuguese invaded India in 1961, Panaji was annexed by India along with Goa and rest of the Portuguese territories. In the year 1987, Panaji or Panjim was declared as the capital of Goa. The name Panaji was changed to Panjim in the year 1843. It was also declared as the administrative capital of Goa.

Major Attractions in Panaji

Old Goa in Panaji is home to a number of scenic landmarks including cathedrals, churches, museums, and other historical buildings. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Goa features Basilica of Bom Jesus, Museum of Christian Art, Se’ Cathedral, Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, and Church of Lady of Rosary. These monuments are one of the best tourist places in Panaji. Taking a leisurely walk in this Latin Quarter of Panaji and shopping in Panaji market are among the best things to do in Panaji.

One of the top places to visit in Panaji, Altinho Hill is a neighbourhood dotted with several attractions ranging from lavish bungalows to heritage sites.  Another one of major tourist attractions in Goa, Miramar Beach is a stretch of golden sand lined with palm trees. Being easily accessible from the city centre of Panaji, Miramar is a popular beach where locals and tourists of all ages hang out.

Among the popular places to see in Panaji, Goa State Museum or State Archaeology Museum showcases collections on ancient history, archaeology, geology, and artworks. Established in 1977, the Goa Museum features 14 galleries displaying artefacts on Christian art, Contemporary art, Goa’s freedom struggle, natural heritage, and more. Goa Science Centre, Naval Aviation Museum, and Museum of Goa are also ranked highly as the best places to visit in Goa.

Here is a list of beautiful beaches near Panaji Goa:

Caranzalem Beach: This beach is a scenic beach with clear waters and white sands. The beach is safe for swimming and other water sports activities. It is located at a distance of about 4 km from Panaji.

Kegdole Beach: The beach is situated in the Verem village and is less crowded, hence it is just perfect for those who want seclusion and wants to spend some alone time in the lap of nature. The beach is known for its spectacular sunset view and immense tranquility.

Coco Beach: This beach is very rich in marine life hence fishing is a common activity at this beach. The coastline of this beach is fringed with beautiful palm trees. It is situated at the mouth of Mandovi River.

Marivel Beach: This beach is located near the fishing village of Marivel. Fishing is the most common activity here. The beach gives immense serenity and picturesque views of the sunset and the sunrise. This is one of the less explored beaches in Goa.

Dona Paula BeachThis is one of the most popular beaches in Goa and it is the place where the Zuari and Mandovi river meets the Arabian Sea. The beachside stalls offer a great variety of food, jewelry, clothes, etc. One can also enjoy thrilling water sports here.

Calangute Beach: This beach is another popular beach in North Goa which is also famous for its nightlife and amazing Hippie parties. The young crowd can be seen here enjoying various sports and partying at the various beach clubs. The beach is scenic and natural beauty.

A visit of two to three days in Panaji is essential to have an ultimate Goan experience. Panaji is one of the major cities in Goa with many surreal beaches where one can find peace and even enjoy thrilling water sports activities. A trip to Goa wouldn’t be said complete without a visit to this happening city of Goa. Get to know more about Goa by interacting with local people and fishermen in Panaji. Relish the local delicacies at the various restaurants in Panaji and we are sure, you will surely be going to love the experience.


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    Ashwem Beach is a stretch of sand that lies between the banks of the river Chapora in the south and the river Terekhol in the north. Ashwem Beach in Goa is continuous with the Morjim Beach to the south and the Mandrem Beach to the north. Relatively quieter than other beaches in North Goa, Ashwem Beach in Mandrem is a great ...

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  • Chapora Fort in Goa

    The commanding view of vast Arabian Sea from the ruins of Chapora Fort in Goa captivates visitors. It’s the spot where the gang of Dil Chahta Hai spends a few moments contemplating about their lives.

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  • Varca Beach in Goa

    One of the most tranquil beaches in Goa, Varca Beach stretches for 10 kilometres. This stretch of gorgeous white sand is lapped by glittering waves. It's a pleasant beach that exudes undisputed natural scenery all around. Varca town is home to a local fishing community and so wooden fishing boats hug the coast. The traditio...

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  • Arambol Beach in Goa

    Arambol is a fisherman village located roughly an hour’s drive from the Dabolim Airport (GOI). It is situated within the Pernem region in northern Goa. Arambol Beach in Goa is about 50 kilometers from Panaji or Panjim.

    Arambol, also known locally as Harmal, is the northernmost of Goa’s beach resorts. The beach is still co...

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  • Mandrem Beach in Goa

    Mandrem is a seaside village and a famous tourist spot in Pernem taluka of North Goa. The village is 30 kilometres from the state capital Panaji. The beach is located about 1 km west of Mandrem village. The white-sand Mandrem Beach in Goa actually comprises two beaches Junas Beach and Ashvem Beach. The beautiful Mandrem Bea...

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  • Casino Cruise in Goa

    Goa is renowned for lively nightlife and up-till-dawn parties. It is also one of the few places in India where gambling is legal and regulated. Living it up on a casino cruise in Goa is a great experience to have. Some of the top casinos in Goa are located along the shore in luxury hotels, on anchored boats in Mandovi River...

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  • Dolphin Cruise in Goa

    The state of Goa lies on the west coast, or also known as the Konkan Coast, of India and thus, providing ample aquatic opportunities for travellers in Goa. One of these thrilling opportunities includes going on a cruise for dolphin spotting in Goa. Anyone interested can board a cruise or a boat to witness beautiful dolphins...

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  • Paragliding in Goa

    Soar across the sky and witness the aerial views of Goa’s beaches and stunning landscapes while paragliding in Goa. This activity requires you to launch the wings by jogging down a slope and then controlling the speed and direction of the wings. You can either maneuver the wings on your own or you can fly with a trained gui...

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  • Parasailing in Goa

    Watersports in Goa are considered some of the best things to do in Goa on a family holiday or a romantic honeymoon. Fulfill your dreams of flying across the sky while viewing the Goan coastlines and scenic attractions on a parasailing adventure in this beach haven. to enjoy parasailing in Goa, you will be seated in a parach...

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  • Water Skiing in Goa

    Feel the thrill of the beach waters splash across your face as you surf along the waves while water skiing in Goa. If you love speed and are down for some fun and excitement, then indulge in this adventure activity while visiting Goa. Water skiing will involve proper balancing as you have to firmly grip the rope that is att...

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    November through March remains the most popular time to visit Panaji.

    Try to find accommodation in the Latin Quarter or in downtown Panaji so major tourist places in Panaji are nearby. Beachside accommodation may be expensive than in the city centre.

    Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, the hillside of Altinho, Miramar Beach, Goa State Museum, and Fontainhas are major attractions in Panaji.

     

     

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