Panjim, Goa

Panjim, Goa

Panjim or Panaji the capital city of Goa is an exciting place to visit. Located on the bank of the river Mandovi, this is one of the most relaxed state capitals in India. The city overlooks the dramatic river Mandovi decorated with cruise boats and floating casinos, and advertising signs that cast neon reflections in the night.

The capital city of Goa offers a charming blend of modernity and the country's classic roots. It is surrounded by green, terraced hills with cobblestone streets and colorful villas that date back to the Portuguese colonial period. A Latin Quarter, and floating casinos in the Panjim city offer a unique type of experience. 

The charm of walking through the narrow streets in the old Latin Quarter of Fontainhas really steal the show. Nowhere else you can witness the Portuguese influence in such an aristocratic manner. You’ll see ochre-colored mansions with terracotta-tiled roofs, wrought-iron balconies, and arched oyster-shell windows. These mansions are restored as a heritage resource and can be seen in every corner of the city. During the sunset, the place looks like a dreamland when the last rays of the sun fall on the yellow houses with purple doors.

The Latin Quarter of Fontainhas was founded by a Portuguese colonialist in the late 18th century. It is located at the foot of the Altinho Hill. While walking on its narrow streets lined with houses with red-tiled roofs, you may feel like walking in a Mediterranean town. Here the Portuguese signs are retained as nowhere else.

Panjim sightsee ingincludes the great whitewashed church that stares at the lively city center. When the broad leafy streets surround the river, the grand colonial-era buildings stand in a line with arty boutiques, old-school bookshops, modern malls, and a number of bars. You must stay in Panjim for one or two days to experience the real Goan culture.

The Panjim city is spotted with many graceful architectural pieces that include the bright orange Maruti Temple, and the beautiful Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. You can explore the places with your Panjim travel guide.

Located on top of the Altinho hillock, the Maruti temple overlooks the Fontainhas district in Panaji. The temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god where s Lord Hanuman is worshiped every day.  At night, the beautifully lit up Maruti temple is visible from a distance. 

The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is also known as the Panaji Church. It is located at the center of Panaji city near the Municipal Garden. Built in 1541, the church served the religious needs of Portuguese sailors as they arrived in the city.

Panaji is also a grand culinary capital. The city practices centuries-old culinary tradition that include both the spicy traditional Goan cuisine and Portuguese favorites. This results in world-class dining options in a variety of modern and traditional restaurants. For the presence of rivers and oceans nearby, Goa is blessed with the bounty of fertile agricultural lands. This is the reason, the food is always fresh and flavorsome here.

Panjim Goais a green fertile land that can be explored in a number of ways. Including exciting jungle excursions. A number of hiking and trekking options create an opportunity for adventure while many local guides and operators available to help with a wildlife excursion.

From golden beaches, cruises and boat tours to the rivers and the nearby Arabian Sea excitement are there in full spirit. World-class scuba diving and barracuda diving are also available for the more adventurous, world-class scuba diving and barracuda diving are also offered by the place.

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