Many visitors to Goa miss out on the cultural treasure that is Panaji as its crowded and polluted beaches don’t fit the bill of a Goan beach vacation, but skipping the capital city for an extra day or two on the beach is a big mistake.
To really soak up the city, plan to spend a day exploring on foot. Be sure not to miss Fontainhas, an old residential quarter and home to the Chapel of Saint Sebastian. Also check out Sao Tome, Goa’s old “Fleet Street” and the location of the General Post Office, housed within an old tobacco trading house.
Tours & Tickets
Discover Goa’s historical Portuguese influences on this private half-day tour. Learn about Goa’s colonial history as you visit some of the region’s most ... Read more
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Experience the dynamic city of Panaji both by water and by land on this 6-hour, private evening tour. First, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Mandovi River while ... Read more
Duration: 4-5 hours