to visit in Panjim hem in, Basilica Of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Casino Royale,
Goa Archaeological Museum,Se Cathedral, Reis Magos Fort and, several other
splendid sites. With the literal meaning ”The Land that never floods” Panjim is
emerging as of the most magnetizing place for the travelers. Awe-inspiring
terraced hillocks, massive monolithic structures, churches, and a riverside
stroll are the possessions of Panjim.
Unlike other state capitals, Panjim is not at all overcrowded and, is a peaceful city where streets are lined up with vibrantly glowing gulmohars and acacias. The landscapes of Panjim by gloom is lovely, especially around twilight. There are numerous tourist places in Panjim, Church of the Immaculate Conception of The Virgin Mary being the most prominent one.Here, you savor the Goa culture and, also witness majestic churches, mesmerizing beaches, mighty forts and enormous other sites with Portuguese influence. Panjim is definitely a city worth popping into to explore the beautiful scenes and splendid weather it has to offer.
The oldest withstanding
Church of Goa, beautifully built under the influence of Portuguese
architectural style, is one of the best places to visit in Panjim. The lovely marble
floor embellished with valuable stones adds up to the charm of the magnificent
The cathedral of the Church holds the remains of St. Xavier's in a silver casket which is elegantly decorated and, worshiped by his devotees. Famed for its amazing architecture, this ornate structure survived since the 16th century.The locals believe the remains are eternal and, have obscure healing powers which in turn makes it one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.
Location: Old Goa Road, Near Gandhi Circle, Goa 403402, India
Timings: All days of the week except Sunday (9:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
Sunday (10:30 AM - 6:30 PM)
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 11 km
Sitting, right in the middle of the hillock this mighty church has three shrines of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary and, Crucifixion of Jesus. Being the first church to built-in Goa it holds utmost significance in its tourism and, adding up to the most attractive places to visit in Panjim.
Previously, it was just a chapel in the early 15th century but, with time and tide, the chapel went through many transformations and, led to this massive structure which is elegantly built with influences of several architectural styles.
Location: North-Eastern Side of Central Square, Panjim 403001, India
Timings: All days 10 AM - 12:30 PM and 4 PM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 1.6 km away.
This place will “blow your mind” as here casino floats on water. Deltin has modern and classy casinos which are undoubtedly the most happening ones. There are numerous floors sprawling over an area of 40,000 square feet with various sections to keep people engaged of all ages. With 123 gaming tables here, you can play all sorts of gambling games be it Poker, Teen Patti, Black Jack, and many more variants.
While you enjoy the gambling, you can also savor exclusive liquors at the whiskey lounge with amazing hand-rolled cigars. The casino provides all the top-notch amenities and, is the ace in the field of the casinos. Undoubtedly it is one of the most happening places to visit in Panjim.One can also relax in VIP gaming suites where one can stay as well as play. The highlighting feature of the casino is that it is the only place with a dedicated poker room.
Location: Noah's Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001
Timings: Open 24 hrs
Entry Fees: Monday to Thursday Rs 2500/-
Friday to Sunday Rs 3500/-
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 1.6 km away
Showcasing the glory of the
Portuguese empire this fort stands overlooking the Arabian sea. Built in the
early 16th century to keep an eye on the enemies this fort give breathtaking
views and, is one of the most majestic places to visit in Panjim.
The mystifying structure is more than 400 years old and still, its majestic beauty remains intact. It also houses a lighthouse which was built to guide the ships and, another part is the Aguada Jail which is one of the largest jails in Goa.The location of the mighty fort is strategic so that it provides great defense from the rivals.
Location: Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515
Timings: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 15 km
This “Architectural Marvel” showcases the artifacts of the Portuguese rule in India, with eight unique galleries exhibiting different slices of the pre-historic era of Portuguese sways. The most significant of these are deemed to be the paintings of the long-dead Governors and, Administrators of Goa.
To add up to the amusement of the visitors, the museum also has a remarkable collection of stamps, religious artifacts, and other such hidden gems. This is a perfect place to dig up the history of the Goan culture and styles in the early ages.
Location: EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji, Goa 403001
Timings: 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: Only Rs 5/- per person
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 9 km
Dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria this is an amazing Church with impressive courtyards and elegantly arched interiors.The remarkable feature of this old standing church is the “ huge golden bell” which is one of the most prominent and grand bells in the world.It is a perfect place to experience a blend of tranquility and serenity as it is intermixed in the aura of the Cathedral.
Location: Velha, Goa 403402
Timings: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 9.2 km
The historic gem of Goa - “St. Augustin Tower ” is a highly visible belfry from many sites. The sumptuous tower was built in the preceding years of 16th Century by the Augustinian pilgrims who visited Goa, the same time. Previously, there were four such towers but they couldn't withstand the time and got depreciated. Now, only one such tower stands there in the premises of the St. Augustine Church.
The purpose of this tower was to serve as a turret and, the Church had eight lavishly embellished chapels, four altars and a cloister with numerous cells connected to it.The style and designing of this tower are still unknown but it is purely astounding.
Location: Church of St. Augustine Ruins, Velha Goa, Goa 403402
Timings: Throughout the day
Entry Fees: No entry fee
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 8.4 km
Witness the visual retreat at the St. Cajetan Church also known as the “Church of Our Lady of Divine Providence”. The Church exhibits the Corinthian style of architecture which was taken up by the Italian friars, though they were not allowed to work here somehow they managed in Old Goa. Taking a glance at this holy structure it has six Baroque style altars on which you can locate visions of angels.
The minute you enter this place you can actually feel the purity and, pious environs all around you.You can also discover remarkable Italian compositions which extend an intriguing impression of St. Cajetan’s time and, this architectural gem of Corinthian style is a popular tourist place in Panjim.
Location: Velha Goa, Goa 403402
Timings: All days of Week
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fees: Absolutely Free!
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 12.5 km
Seated on the banks of
Mandovi this majestic fort serves as a turret.This
massive structure has been resized twice just to increase its size for a better
view of the entire city. Due to its huge size, it can be seen from any point
from the Mandovi river.
The artistry of the craftsmen is worth-watching as the fort has various jaw-dropping interiors which are beautifully carved.Moreover, the view from the fort is just beyond one's imagination with endless waters fused with beautiful displays.
Location: Verem, Bardez, Goa 403114
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: Rs. 50 per person for Adults.
Rs. 25 per person for Students
Rs. 10 per person on Sundays and Goa Govt. Holidays
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 7 km
The Odxel Beach is a small
beach with relaxing and positive surroundings. Lying at the center of Dona
Paula and Bambolim this beach is a frequent spot by the tourists. Though it is
not a good option to swim as there have been instances of underwater currents
but it has a peaceful environment.
It is a perfect place where one can indulge in self-analysis due to the picturesque offerings accompanied by a chapel right next to the beach and, is one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.
Location: Near the Bainguinim Town, Panjim, India
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 7.7 km
“The Place with high Spiritual
importance”- Shri Mahalaxmi temple
is situated in the Bandora village. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s
consort Mahalaxmi and, has a modern structure. As soon as you enter the worship
place you will be welcomed by elegant carvings and, a beautifully decorated
arch with two elephants.
The walls of the worship place adorned beautiful paintings and the ceilings will leave you awestruck with alluring antique chandeliers.At the time of Mahashivratri, the main idol of Mahalaxmi is taken out from the premises and carried on the shoulders by the devotees.
Location: Situated next to Mushtifund Sansthan Panaji, Dada Vaidya Road, Panaji, Goa 403001
Timings: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 2 km
Even after being one of the
smallest forts in Goa, Corjuem fort has made his place in the most visited
places in Goa. Surrounded by unusually stunning swathes of Goan culture, this
fort survived till 21st century and, is one of the best places to see in
It is one of the most visually appealing tourist places in Panjim with rich historic pieces of evidence. This majestic fort was built for increasing the defense power of the colonists, being square in shape.Even after being weathered and deteriorated the fort still stands beautifully and, is a major point of attraction.
Location: Off Aldona-Corjuem Road, Corjuem, Goa 403508
Timings: 24 Hrs Open
Entry Fees: Free
Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: Approximately 19 km