Panaji in One Day
But before we proceed, it’s important to bring to notice of all the tourists that all the below mentioned places are located barely few kilometers from each other. This is purely because Panaji is officially the smallest city of India. Hence it doesn’t really matter which place you choose to visit first or last.
Morning in Panaji
Visit Our Lady of The Immaculate Church and Mahalaxmi Temple
These two most sacred destinations of Panaji are located on same road itself. Visit to this sacred church and temple would not only begin your Panaji trip on auspicious note, but would also give you glimpse of two most iconic tourist destinations of Goa. Especially architectural and scenic beauty of Our Lady of The Immaculate Church would leave you completely mesmerized. Not to say that Mahalaxmi temple is any less beautiful.
Anyways, visiting these two important religious destinations of Panaji city would surely start your Panaji trip on peaceful and serene note.
Visit Kala AcademyAfter seeking blessings at sacred church and temple, you can then head to Kala Academy – art and cultural nerve center of Panaji city. Here you can enjoy painting exhibitions, plays and even live music performance under one roof itself. The cost of tickets of Kala Academy is very minimal, but facilities that you enjoy here are truly of international standards. To know more about schedule and programs at kala Academy, you can visit the official website: http://kalaacademygoa.org/.
We’ll also recommend you to go to the backside of Kala Academy, where you’ll get stunning view of Mandvi River. The view is even more during late evening.
Go to the famous shopping spots in the city
Also see: Shopping in Panaji
Afternoon in Panaji
Do some shopping and eating at iconic 18th June Road
While Panaji certainly doesn’t have any dearth of shopping destinations, but shopping at Panaji’s iconic 18th June Road is really something else. It is the most happening place of Panaji and is especially popular with tourists. Here you’ll find hordes of up-market and branded retail stores to hundreds of street hawkers, that sell everything and anything under the sun. Besides, here there are plethora of multi cuisine restaurants which serve range of cuisines including authentic Goan and Portuguese cuisine. All in all, visiting this place is absolute visit if you want to make your Panaji trip a memorable affair.
Before wrapping up on this place, we’d like to tell you about two most happening shopping malls of Goa. They are Big G Shopping Mall and Caculo Mall. They both are located barely few kilometers from Panaji city.
Evenings in Panaji
Take an evening walk at famous Miramar Beach
After indulging in shopping and lunch on every busy 18th June Road, you’d surely love to enjoy some calm and peaceful moment on a lovely beach. Head to famous Miramar Beach. This is the only beach of Goa that is located in the very heart of Panaji city. This is exactly why you need to visit this beach.
Located in the very heart of Panaji also means that it is always over-crowded, more so during evening when localities love to flock to this beach for enjoying evening stroll. But humongous crowd here only adds to the fervor of this beach and doesn’t act at all as a dampener.
Besides, there are lots of shacks here where you and your friends can hang around and enjoy chilled bear. Overall, this beach has to be in your itinerary list.
Nights in Panaji
Play Casino in Luxurious Cruise Ship
How about ending your day long trip of Panaji city by playing casino inside a luxurious cruise ship? Sounds like ultimate fantasy. But this is not fantasy but a lifetime experience that you can enjoy in the very heart of Panaji city. All thanks to Casino Royale Goa – a luxurious cruise ship stationed on the bank of famous Mandvi River. Here you’d get to enjoy casino in truly international style. Something you must have watched in many famous Hollywood movies.
But playing casino in this cruise ship is surely very expensive, but we can assure that you won’t regret putting lot of money on this place.
Also see: Tourism in Goa | Tourism in Panaji
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