15 Places to Visit in Panjim, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Places 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.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Panjim:

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

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 church.

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

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Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

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.

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 Casino Royale Goa

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

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Fort Aguada

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

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Goa Archaeological Museum

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

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Se Cathedral
Visiting Goa and missing out on this Church?No Chance. It is one of the most impressive churches in India lying in the Southern segment of Goa. This mighty church showcases mind-boggling artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style and, is regarded as the only specimen of this kind of architectural style.

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
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St. Augustin Towers

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

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St. Cajetan Church

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

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Reis Magos Fort

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

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Odxel Beach

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

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Shri Mahalaxmi Temple

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

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Corjuem Fort

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 Panjim.

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

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Newly Added Panjim Experience
11 November 2014
Excellent
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. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting things that I have ever done in this short lifespan of mine. So I am definitely going to recommend it to all of my friends.
25 December 2018
Excellent
The best way to be in Goa during the new year was this party. I will never regret going on this boat party and having so much fun with my friends. The atmosphere was so electrically charged. Most awesome day!
25 December 2018
Excellent
I will come back to attend parties like these again and again. It was so cool to have fun with so many activities like buffet dinner and unlimited alcohol. Just amazing.
25 December 2018
Excellent
Loved being out there with my friends. We had drinks all night and danced the most crazy all night. Fantastic party.
25 December 2018
Excellent
Had to just say it… One of the greatest new year parties I have had in a while. The boat cruise was so amazing as we had fireworks and good music. After all, what else do you need to have just the spectacular new year eve!
03 January 2020
Superb
Water sports experience was good, it's was narrated differently then my actual experience. Each activity is for few mins only or seconds, at the middle of each activities guide will offer your to have more experience by asking additional money. At the end of all activities i ended up paying more than the package cost. It's best to go on the spot in Goa and do the bargain for package, instead of purchasing online
19 October 2019
Excellent
I travelled to Goa last month and it was a great experience. The highlight of my trip was definitely enjoying the fun watersports and the amazing boating experience at Miramar Beach in Panjim. Great deal definitely.
06 October 2019
Excellent
"one of the best experiences and well organised"
27 March 2019
Excellent
i would give it 5 star. i enjoyed the most
25 December 2018
Superb
Fantastic boat party in the superb place of Goa. It was like a haven for new year's party and I will recommend it to all my friends.

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