Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Built in the year 1619, this church looks unique because of its design which is like a Christian Wedding Cake. The church was built by the Portuguese by replacing what was an even bigger church. The previous church was built in the 16th Century. Over the years there have been many additions and beautifications made to this church and this is also one reason for which it stands steady whereas the main church of Goa is almost in ruins in spite of being built in the 18th Century. This was earlier the place where the sailors from Lisbon used to halt and pray to thank the lord for their safety and then head towards Ela in the North Goa.
Fontainhas is an old Latin Quarter in Panjim/Panaji, capital city of the state of Goa, India. It maintains to this day its Portuguese influence, namely at the architectonic level, such as narrow and pretty winding streets as found in many European cities, old villas and buildings with projecting balconies painted in the traditional tones of pale yellow, green, or blue, and roofs made of red colored tiles.
The main beach in the heart of the city, this is just a few minutes drive from the Panjim Main Market. Being is such a location, this beach is almost everytime crowded. The scenic beauty is awesome and the main reason is that this is the mouth of the Mandovi River. The slope of the beach is gentle and thus this place is ideal for swimming. You can also go for a morning or evening walk along the beach or sit and enjoy some snacks sold by the sellers who sit on the shores. This is however not the best beach if you are seeking one with lot of serenity and peacefulness.
lots of options for seafood available here, enjoyed perfect view of the sunset.#One night for cruise nightEntry ticket is 300/- and not at all worth :pThey will start with some folk Goa dance and that was so so, but what I thought of cruise that it will be an open space, people were dancing, enjoying an evening with wine glasses looking around. but it was typical cruise. calling a bunch of people one by one on stage to dance, when it was my turn I just danced like hell whatever the song came to enjoy myself or to #paisawasool.
While in August, Divar island gets ready for the famous Bonderam Festival. The festival begins with a vibrant parade with multi coloured flags and the entire island comes alive with performances by famous local bands.And you thought the carnival was everything Goa had?!
In the evening we decided to go to Mandovi river bank to enjoy cruise and have dinner in a good restaurant. There are different cruises for different purposes like gambling (certain age limit of 21 or 23), to party or to watch the local culture.
There is also a church adjoining the fort. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited. The visit to Reis Magos Fort, was a wonderful experience. Well, Goa has many beautiful forts like Fort Aguada, Chapora, Cabo De Rama which one must visit. But if possible,do spent some time to visit this place. This place has historical relevance, and that many of our freedom fighters were lodged here. Visit this place to get rid of the maddening crowd that you experience in North Goa. Experience the beautiful sunset, feel the old world charm, the coconut groves, the beautiful by lanes of Reis Magos. Visit this lesser known "hidden gem" of Goa!
"Setting off on the Trail" Packing and getting rid of all extra weights, charging up cellphones /cameras /powerbanks to the max Amp/hr, and getting sound sleep before we set off for the next 7 days.
WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn
Welcom Heritage Panjim Inn is housed in a charming building in the heart of Latin Quarter of Fontainhas. The building is of Portugese heritage and despite renovations has maintained its colonial roots and vibe.You can book for a night in this historic Inn here.4. Savoi Spice Plantations
It was around 5.00 pm...Then we went to BigFoot Goa Museum-Place of Goan History..Note that here in Big Foot Goa, tickets will close at 5.30 pm..So be there before 5.30pm..Ticket cost : Rs 50 per person.This is the best place to go if you wish to know about the people and culture of Goa in the olden days. The Museum and the house really depict how people lived and wat they did for a living. It teaches or explains us history of Goa and its treasures through an audio narration and many statutes depicting a typical village set up.. It shows us how the Goan culture started and its various states of transformation. In this model village one can also see different miniature houses that showcase traditional occupation and social classes such as fishermen, Goan artisans, a music school known as Escola da Musica, farmers, liquors shops, the village market, and a feni distillery. Also, you can find the Legend Of Big Foot-where Wishes come True..Post the discovery of a foot print on a rock, visitors come here and pray for blessings..Also one can purchase souvenirs on the way out from the handicraft centre. I found the Magic lamp very interesting. I got one and I am happy about it.
An old European house turned guesthouse. Pale yellow wall papers, dim light, old furniture, simple yet classy. No TV, fridge or other fancy. A lovely rooftop restaurant serving authentic Goan breakfast.
Though i wouldn't recommend it for its ambience the food here is outstanding! Its a family restaurant thats always packed with locals and tourists alike. You can feast on mouthwatering goan cuisine at a very nominal price. Highly recommend the lunch thali here, which has the such amazing seafood variety varying from goan to maharashtrian.
If you are in the Latin Quarters stop by for a drink & some pork sprouted. A part of the heritage hotel Panjim Inn. Old world charm oozes out of everything.
A small lane with a small restaurant. Crab Xacuti can make you chew your fingers off.
DELTIN ROYALE CASINOS – one for the thrill seekers
Goa can be tagged as the Las Vegas of India, with various casinos providing gambling activities. Goa houses various casino ships, but Deltin Royale is the most lavish of them all gaming-wise and size-wise. Open 24 hours, Deltin Royale offers live gaming at any time of the day or night. Ones who wish to try their hand at poker, roulette or any other such game should visit the casino once. Deltin Royale offer you an unparalleled experience of luxury and opulence with live music performances, international dancers and multi-cuisine restaurant. It is a true gamer’s paradise.
Wendell Rodricks Showroom
BLUE SUEDE SHOESEqually inventive, the ‘adaptive reuse’ of heritage buildings has given Panjim several individualistic boutiques that are all worth visiting. Apart from the one by Goan Designer Wendell Rodricks, model Sacha Mendes has curated a charming selection of garments and objects d’art in a tiny corner of her ancestral mansion in central Panjim. And in the Latin Quarter is the more modestly priced Syne, which houses the spirited creations of local designer Syne Coutinho
The best of the journey started after Dona Paula. We took Goa University route to exit Panjim. To stay off the highway, we took a right after BSNL Bambolim Campus towards Bambolim beach, driving through woods to hit Siridao beach, which gives you a breath-taking view of Dona-Paula from the opposite side.
Tourist Places in Panjim offer an interesting mix of sightseeing attractions, beach places and some of the country’s best offerings in food and nightlife. The Saturday Night Market, as it is called, is full of surprises and the list of places to visit in Panaji is bursting at the seams.
Some of the most talked about tourist attractions in Panjim include the Arambol Beach, which is among the best and most visited in the country. Panjim is known for it's casinos. Shopping on Anjuna Market, pub-hopping in Titos Lane, and places like Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Goa state musem are among the most popular activities to experience the best the city has to offer. Sightseeing in Panji would include museums to celebrated churches like Immaculate Conception Church, Panjim offers a range of options for all types of travellers, be it families, couples or solo travellers. Eclectic and vibrant, the city is both cosmopolitan and yet full of traditional flavors and nuance. There’s never a shortage of places to visit in Panjim.
Panjim is well-connected to all major cities in India by air and all modes of public transportation. The best way to get around the city is on public transportation and taxis.
The best time to visit most places in Panjim the months between September to March and the month of July, when the weather is cool and perfect to experience all the top tourist attractions in Panjim.
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