Panaji in One Day

Panaji has so much to offer that it is almost impossible to cover all its tourist destinations in one day. Nonetheless, you can still pretty much cover all the landmark places, provided that you allot optimal and required time to each tourist destination. So, here is brief information on all the important tourist destinations of Panaji. Destinations that should and must be included in your trip itinerary. 

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


One Day Itinerary in Panaji

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 Academy

After 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

One Day Travel in Panaji

Fontainhas area is one of the unlikely and strange places of Panaji city. This is exactly why we want you to visit this place. Fontainhas area is actually a ‘little Portuguese city’ in the very heart of Panaji city. Since here maze of lanes are filled with Portuguese style row houses and bungalows. These clusters of row houses and bungalows are indeed like living art exhibition; giving you a glimpse of how Goa exactly looked like during Portuguese rule. In fact we can tell you for sure that while walking through Fontainhas area, you’ll literally feel like you’re not somewhere in India but somewhere in Europe. It is this strange feeling that this place evokes, which makes it so worth visiting.

Also see: Shopping in Panaji

Afternoon in Panaji

Do some shopping and eating at iconic 18th June Road

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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


One day trip in Panaji

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


One day trip in Panaji

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 GoaTourism in Panaji


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