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Panjim Tours

Panjim Tours IndiaTake a walk on the white sandy beaches, let the cool breeze refresh your mind, let the clear blue sky and the crystal clear water rejuvenate you, take a Panjim Tour with us and experience a vacation like never before. Panjim or Panaji is the capital of Goa and is located on the bank of river Mandovi. A visit to this place will let you marvel at the impressive colonial grandeur. You will find the red-roofed houses that are built in the Latin style and sprawling gardens and avenues lined with trees. You can make your trip even more pleasurable with our Panaji Tour package that will definitely give you the true worth of your investment.

With your Panjim Tours you can not only enjoy the reflection of Portuguese legacy, but you can also marvel at the colourful culture of the state. Enjoy the art and culture displayed by the local artists. Moreover you can also enjoy the network of waterways, river cruises which are quiet an activity to enjoy. You will be amazed to know that there was a time when Panaji was the fishermen's habitat and hence the fish market of the town provides a visual impact in itself. The colourful fishes caught by the fishermen are sold here.

Major Attractions of Panjim Tours:

Dona Paula Beach: This is a must visit place while on your Panjim Tours. This palm-fringed beach of Dona Paula is named after Dona Paula de Menzes, the daughter of a viceroy during the Portuguese rule. The beach has come to be known as a favorite shooting destination for Bollywood movies. Here you can also indulge in a wide range of water sports.

Miramar Beach: The Miramar beach is located very close to the Panaji town. Therefore you will find the beach to be crowded mist of the time. Here you can enjoy a multitude of activities. From the beach you can also have a nice view of the Aguada fort across the river Mandovi.

Institute Menezes Braganza: This famous Institute is named after eminent Goan freedom fighter Menezes Braganza. It is also a museum that boasts of an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, most of them dating back to the Portuguese era.

Statue of Abbe Faria: This fascinating statue is located centrally near the Secretariat building. The statue depicts Goan legend Abbe Faria hypnotizing a young woman. A veritable genius, Abbe Faria was a priest, scientist, revolutionary and hypnotist all rolled into one. After completing his studies in Lisbon, Faria took part in the French Revolution. Faria's contribution to the science of hypnotism is unrivalled and he was the first one to proclaim that hypnotic trances were a result of suggestion therapy.

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception The Idalcao Palace: This beatific castle was once the castle of the Adil Shahis of Bijapur. It served as the Viceregal Palace until 1759 after the Portuguese rebuilt it in 1615. In 1843 it housed the secretariat and now it is the Passport office. Visit this palace and know the grandeur of the past.

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception: This is the main church that you will come across while on your Panjim Tour. This church was built in 1541 and enlarged in 1619. It is designed after the church at Reis Magos, and the second largest bell in Goa that was salvaged from the ruins of the Augustian Monastery in Velha Goa is now placed here.

The Chapel of St Sebastian: The Chapel of St Sebastian is a relatively new structure that was built in the 1880's. It has the crucifix that was originally in the Palace of Inquisition in Velha Goa.

How to Reach:

By Air: Nearest airport is located at Dabolim, at a distance of 32 Kms. From the airport you have to take the road journey to reach Panaji.

By Train: Vasco-da-Gama (35 Kms) is the nearest major rail head. Trains for the important towns and cities of India are available from Vasco-da-Gama. To get to Vasco-da-Gama from Panaji you can either go via the Dona Paula ferry or the Agassaim-Cortalim ferry.

By Bus: There are several private companies which offer luxury, air-conditioned buses from Panaji to Mumbai. By Local Ferry: One of the joys of the traveling around Panaji are the ferries across the rivers. Ferries ply between Panjim and Betim, Ribander and Chorai Island from 7 am to 7 pm.

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