• About

    The capital of Goa, Panaji is Goa’s largest city, and the district is famous for its culturally diverse mix of Portuguese influenced architecture and traditional Indian values. Panaji has a large number of churches and other historical monuments and is known to be a city where different cultures flourish and blend in to form an indisputable highlight of Goa.

    Getting there

    There are a number of taxis, local buses and auto rickshaws that travel to Panaji from the closest railway station at Karmali which is 10 kms away. Travelling on motorcycle taxis is also a fun and adventurous mode of transport. The Dabolim airport is 35 kms away and has a prepaid taxi service.

    Quick Facts

    • The Kala Academy on the banks of the Mandovi at Campal is a famous cultural center that hosts dance, theatre, music and art exhibitions throughout the year and offer an insider view into Goan tradition and fine arts.
    • Goa State Museum has a fine collection of Hindu Jain and bronze sculptures along with a unique mix of Portuguese-era architecture and furniture making it an ideal visit to satisfy the young historian in you.
      18th June Road in Panaji is notorious for its endless line of shops selling trinkets, souvenirs, and the famous cashew nuts in varied flavors and spices.
    • Panaji also offers a number of boat cruises along the Mandovi River where tourists can enjoy a beer or two and a dash of traditional Goan dancing, performed by the locals.