Former capital of Goa in the 1500’s, Old Goa is rich in Goan culture and heritage and is world famous for its impressive churches, museums and has also been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its churches and cathedrals are some of the biggest in Asia and are visited by tourists from all over the world throughout the year.
Panaji is the closest city to Old Goa and is 9 kms away. By public bus transport, you can take any bus going to Ponda from Panaji and ask to be dropped off at Old Goa. The Dabolim Airport is at a distance of 27 kms from Old Goa. Since there are a quite a few places to explore, Old Goa is best travelled on foot or by hiring a private vehicle. There are a number of tour guides who offer well- guided tours to all the must-see places in Old Goa.