15 Places to Visit in Panjim, Tourist Places & Top Attractions
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  1. Which are the best places to visit in Panjim for couples?

    1. Fort Aguada: Fort Aguada, located on Aguada Siolim road in Sinquerim, is one of the most amazing tourist places in Panjim for couples to enjoy activities such as horseback riding, trekking, and many others. The location also provides a romantic atmosphere for couples because it is located on the banks of the Mandovi River, making the experience even more memorable.

    2. Dona Paula: 
    Dona Paula Beach is a lovely and romantic place for a couple to spend an evening watching the sunset or soaking up the rays. People come here for walks and to photograph Panjim's views of the Arabian Sea while sampling some delicious food from the beach stalls.

    3. Catra: 
    Catra offers a romantic setting with cosy tea-shack pavilions surrounded by cactus plants overlooking the river. Fresh oysters are the house specialty, served with a generous dusting of pepper and salt making the place well worth a visit. 

    4. Basilica of Bom Jesus: 
    It is one of the best tourist places in Panjim, with a breathtaking ambience that defies description. It is also known as Goa's oldest church and has a long history of religious significance in the region.

    5. Grande Island Harbour: 
    It provides a romantic setting for couples to enjoy a walk while taking in the scenic beauty of the place. A water fountain keeps people from burning their feet on hot sand, and at night, the lights of the boats serve as stars for lovers which makes the place more beautiful than ever. 

    6. St Cathedral: 
    It is one of the most visited places in Goa, with an excellent atmosphere that allows you to immerse yourself in the spirituality of the place. There are numerous other attractions in the area, including fantastic restaurants and several places to stay.

  2. What is the best time to visit Panjim?

    Winter is the best time to visit Panjim which is contrary to the popular belief saying December and January are the best months to visit Panjim. If you want to be sure of getting the best scenic views of the place then plan your trip for November, September, or August.
  3. Which are the best beaches in and near Panjim?

    1. Calangute Beach: Calangute beach is well-known for its sunbathing, swimming, lazy evenings and for a variety of water sports activities, including kayaking, parasailing and many others. The beach is lined with coconut trees, and the numerous cottages provide an ideal setting for relaxation.

    2. Mandrem Beach: 
    Mandrem Beach is well known for its beautiful view of the Arabian Sea and the crystal clear waters. The beach is only three kilometres from Panjim and can be reached by foot, bicycle, or automobile. The city itself sprawls along the Mandrem Creek's coastline which makes the place well worth a visit.

    3. Palolem Beach: 
    Palolem, a popular beach in Panjim, is the city's busiest spot as the tourists, locals, and students flock here to swim and play. The beach also has several food stalls where you can sample some of Goa's most delectable seafood.

    4. Baga Beach: 
    Baga beach is one of Goa's most popular beaches, known for its beautiful waters and sand dunes. Locals and tourists alike enjoy the beach's lively nightlife, vibrant sunsets, and warm sea. Here, you can also participate in a variety of water sports activities such as kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, snorkelling, and others.

    5. Bogmar Beach: 
    Bogmar beach is a scenic stretch of sand and coastline nestled within the coastal forests of South Goa, located far from the hustle and bustle of the city. All you have to do is make your way south from the main square for a breathtaking view of Goa's north coast to visit this mesmerising beach.

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