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Best Things To Do in Panaji

Panaji, located in Goa, India is one of the most visited destinations in the country. It is popular not only among the domestic visitors, but is also one of the most preferred destinations among the international tourists. Panaji, the capital of Goa is situated at the mouth of the Mandovi river and it is a reminiscent of an ancient provincial Mediterranean town. With a relaxed, friendly and idyllic ambience, Panaji is an awesome place to visit and some of the best things to do in Panaji include visiting Miramar and Dona Paula Beach, cruising on Mandovi River and exploring the old city of Panaji.

What attracts the people to Panaji is not just its coastline, but an array of other tourist attractions including the splendid churches exhibiting the outstanding Portuguese architecture, the wildlife sanctuaries and bird parks where one can spot many rare birds as well as other wild animals and the pristine backwaters, which have their own unique charm. The forts, churches, magnificent cathedrals and temples are among the top places visited by the tourists. These places give a sneak peak into the culture and tradition which Goa is witnessing for last 5 - 6 centuries.

If you are a foodie and love food as well as fine, you would love Panaji. Here you can try a variety of cuisines, and the traditional Goan cuisine is the city's highlight. The delectable seafood and the amazing variety of fish will make you crave for more. Panaji is also one of the best shopping destinations. A perfect blend of the exotic and contemporary shopping, you would love the variety of products available in the markets of Panaji. Thee street shopping is also a fun-filled experience in the capital city of Goa. The Panaji old town has the Portuguese charm alive and you can explore the unique architecture here.

Amongst the top reasons to visit Panaji is the exciting nightlife. Panaji has some amazing nightclubs and as gambling is legal in Goa, there are some magnificent casinos that you can visit and try your luck in. A few of these casinos are located on cruises, and form part of the best things to do in Panaji

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    About the Activity:Start your trip at Soccour Church around 7:00 AM in the morning and get ready for the day. After a quick briefing on how to use bicycle gears, safety instructions and a brief overview of the tour ahead, travel across Comburpha Ferry and head to the mag...

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    About the Activity:Trekking at Udaan Dongor in Goa provides you a wild experience of a lifetime along with your friends or family.The trek begins as you depart from Panjim at 7:00 AM after getting picked up and arrive at the start point.Start trekking at 9:45 Am after a ...

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Traveller Tales From Panaji

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Avani Ahuja

11 November 2014

I was totally enthralled by the Jet Ski and the parasailing activity that I did at the Baina Beach, Goa. The experience was great and I just loved it. I am coming back again to Goa to repeat it. Undoub...

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YUVARAJA karuppanan

03 January 2018

"Nice but in jet ski they taken wish only little distance otherwise good ....."

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Dayaananda Varrier

11 December 2017

I have fallen in love with this place. Great job for conducting such a beautiful tour to this wonderful place.

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Gandharv Malik

11 December 2017

Thrillophilia helped me to know more about the place, I thank my friend for suggesting this. Now it is my turn to suggest it.

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Diptendu Patel

11 December 2017

Loved the ethereal combination of the sky and the sea! Blue and blue amidst greens, the way a painter draws his pictures.

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Durgeshwari Gill

11 December 2017

Got the greatest adrenaline rush while engaging in so many water sports in Goa. My family enjoyed a lot and lovely memories to collect.

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Vasudha Bhattacharya

11 December 2017

Enjoyed jet skiing a lot. Just needed an instructor as I was a novice, and you guys had arrangements for that as well.

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Dwaipayan Bhattacharya

11 December 2017

The waves always fascinate me! I went near to them while enjoying parasailing in Goa. A must visit for all of you.

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Devagya Jain

11 December 2017

I wanted to visit a place in India which hosts a variety of water sports. I got to know about Goa really well. Thanks!

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Panaji

  • Q. What are the best things to do in Panaji?

    Panaji, is one of the dream destination of many travelers. Panaji in Goa is a perfect place in the history and architecture lovers as one can see the extensive Portuguese architecture and churches here. Also, Goa boasts some amazing beaches and enthralling water sports activities. There's a lot in Panaji that one can see and indulge in. Here are the best things that you can do in Panaji:

    •       Sightseeing
    •       Relaxing on the beaches
    •       Water sports
    •       Wildlife Safari
    •       Visiting casinos
    •       Partying at the nightclubs
    •       Shopping
    •       Kayaking in the backwaters
    •       Visit to spice plantations

    ·       Cycling and motor biking

  • Q. Which are some famous Casino cruises in Panaji?

    Panaji is widely known as the "Party Capital of India" and is one of the best places for partying and enjoying casinos in India. What differentiates the casinos of Goa is that you can find the casino cruises in Goa, where you can enjoy a cruise in the middle of the sea while playing some of your favorite casino games:

    •       Casino Pride
    •       Deltin Royale Casino
    •       Deltin Caravela
    •       Deltin Jaqk
    •       Casino Carnival

  • Q. Which are best sightseeing places in Panaji?

    Panaji in Goa is one of the best tourist places and it attracts a huge inflow of tourists from across the globe every year. Here are the top places for sightseeing near Panaji:

    •       Old Goa near Panaji
    •       Dona Paula Beach
    •       Reis Magos Fort
    •       Fontainhas
    •       Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
    •       Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
    •       Majorda Beach
    •       Fort Aguada
    •       Idalcao
    •       Dudhsagar Waterfalls
    •       Bom Jesus Basilica
    •       Altinho
    •       Campal
    •       Odxel Beach
    •       Largo Da Igreja
    •       Kegdole Beach
    •       Olive Ridley

    ·       Pandava's Drum

  • Q. Where can I go for water sports near Panaji?

    Water sports in the Arabian sea on the astounding beaches of Goa is something that you should not miss while vacationing in Goa. Some of these adventure water sports can give you a serious adrenaline rush. Here are the top spots for water sports near Panaji:

    •       Calangute,
    •       Baga,
    •       Vagator,
    •       Miramar,
    •       Candolim,
    •       Anjuna,

    ·       Colva

  • Q. Which are the best places for wildlife safari near Panaji?

    Exploring and spotting the wild animals in their natural habitat can be quite exciting. Goa has a rich wildlife, and the wildlife safaris in Panaji give you an amazing opportunity to visit the idyllic places and the wild animals. Here are the best places for the Wildlife Safari near Panaji:

    •       Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
    •       Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
    •       Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
    •       Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
    •       Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
    •       Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Q. Which are the best places for cycling in and around Panaji?

    Cycling is indeed an amazing and eco-friendly way to explore a tourist destination. Cycling around Panaji is one of the best ways to explore this city and its surroundings while enjoying the beautiful landscapes, serene environment and the culture of Goa. Here are the best places for cycling in and around Panaji:

    •       Cycling and Divar and Chorao Islands
    •       Cycling On the Royal Road Of Goa
    •       Panaji City Tours on Cycle
    •       Heritage Cycling Tour of Panjim City

  • Q. Which are some famous spice plantations near Panaji?

    Among the other tourist attractions of Goa is the trip to the idyllic spice plantations. The guided tours to the spice plantations in Goa are an amazing way to explore how different spices which we use in our kitchen grow, and how do their trees look. Here are the famous spice plantations near Panaji:

    •       Savoi Plantations
    •       Tropical Spice Plantation
    •       Pascoal Spice Village
    •       Sai Herbarium
    •       Parvati Madav Park Plantation

    ·       Sahakar Spice Farm

  • Q. Where can I go for scuba diving near Panaji?

    Scuba Diving is one of the most loved water sports activities that lets the people explore the life underwater. The beautiful fish, quiet waters and the serene environment make scuba diving an amazing experience.The best part is that even if you don't know swimming, you can still do scuba diving. The best diving spots near Panaji include:

    •       Bogmalo
    •       Sail Rock
    •       Dauna Paula
    •       Grande Island

    ·       Sao Gorge

  • Q. Where can I go for cooking classes in Panaji?

    Traditional Goan food is not just delectable, but so delicious that if you have it once, you will always crave for more. This is why, while many people visiting Goa prefer taking the cooking classes in Panaji. Here are the most famous cooking classes in Panaji:

    •       Branca's Cooking Classes
    •       Busy Bugs Cooking Classes
    •       Manju Bajaj Cooking Classes
    •       Mrs Radha Krishnan Bakery Classes
    •       Rita's Gourmet Goa in Dabolim

  • Q. Where can I go for backwater Kayaking in Panaji?

    Kayaking in Goa is one of the best ways to explore the natural landscapes, pristine backwaters and the incredible flora & fauna. Also, kayaking in Goa is a treat for the bird watchers as it offers the opportunity to spot some rare and gorgeous birds. Here arebest places to go for backwater Kayaking in Panaji:

    •       Kayaking at Aguada river
    •       Backwater Kayaking at Sylvan Siridao
    •       Backwater Kayaking at Chorao
    •       Kayaking at the Bat Island
    •       Kayaking through the Nerul Creek
    •       Backwater Kayaking in River Mandovi