Places to Visit in Panaji

Places to See in Panaji

The presence of several attractions in Panaji has boosted the tourism industry of the city and the state as well. Most of these tourist attractions are blessed with beautiful natural landscapes, historical significance and serene ambiance. These places are integral part of Panaji tourism.

Some of the must visit tourism destinations in Panaji are
  • Goa State museum
  • Secretariat Building
  • Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
  • Braganza Institute
  • Jama Masjid
  • Panaji Library
  • Sebastian Chapel
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • St. Thome's quarter
  • Idalcao
  • Church Square

The Idalcao is also known as the Adilshahi Palace. This place is actually a collection of wonderfully built buildings. The most important landmark of the Panaji City is the Church Square - Largo de Igreja. The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is one of the famous churches of the country. The Goa State Museum is an exceptional destination with priceless collection of artifacts, sculptures, paintings etc.

Goa State Museum

Category : History & Culture
One of the attractions in Panaji, the Goa State museum, is equally popular with the history freaks and general tourists. The Goa State museum in Panaji was officially inaugurated on 29th September, 1977. Later on, a new complex was built in Patto, which was opened in the year 1996.Read More >>

The Secretariat Building

Category : History & Culture
The Secretariat Building is a prominent landmark of the Panaji City. The oldest building of the city is today one of the popular attractions. The Secretariat Building of Panajim is situated close to the Chapel of St. Sebastian. Read More >>

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Category : Religious
The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is one of the greatest Panaji tourism destinations and one of the oldest churches in Goa. The 17th century church is located in the center of the prosperous Panajim city. Read More >>

St. Cajetan's Church

Category : Religious
St. Cajetan's Church is situated right opposite to the Se Cathedral. It is quite close to the ruins of the Viceregal Palace. Earlier the church was known as Our Lady of Divine Providence. The church has been decorated in the likeness of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. The church has been built in a Corinthian style. The altar of the church has also been designed exquisitely. Read More >>

Shanta Durga temple

Category : Religious
Shanta Durga temple is a famous temple located close to the capital city of Goa, Panaji. The entire complex of Shanta Durga temple covers a total area of 33 km. Located on the hilly region of Kavalem in Ponda it is one of the central tourist spots in Panaji. The temple Shanta Durga is structured in the form of a pagoda and the rooftop is built out of blocks of stone. The temple is located amidst lush green surroundings. Read More >>

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Category : Religious
Basilica of Bom Jesus also called Basilica of Bom Jesu is located in the state of Goa. This is a church that is located in the ancient part of Goa. It is just 10 km away from the capital city of Goa, Panaji. It is one of the most eminent monumental landmarks in the history of Christian religion. Read More >>

Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Spread over an area of 440 acres, Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is located on the western edge of Chorao Island. The sanctuary is the home to migratory avifauna. During the high tides, people are restricted from accessing the sanctuary. It also has a watch tower. Mudskippers and fiddler crabs are usually spotted in the sanctuary.

Last Updated on: September 10, 2016