Panaji is the capital city of the tiny state of Goa in India.
Church of My Lady of Immaculate Conception, Panaji
45km from Vasco da gama(Dabolim airport)taxis, buses go to Panaji. If with only a backpack motorcycle taxis are a bargain, you get to ride on the pillion seat.Bargain,fix fares before the ride. Vasco is also a Konkan Railway train terminus.
The NH17 (National Highway-17) goes through Goa. That is the route buses will take while coming down from Bombay. The route is scenic, but narrow and unsafe, so driving down is not recommended unless you are used to Indian Roads.
- Don't miss out on the old city too.
- The islands that are just across the river. It only takes a couple of minutes on the car ferry. On the other side there are unpopulated fields of high marsh grass, sweeping views and utter peacefulness.
Gamble at India's only legal casino, located on board a yacht M V Caravela.
- Casino Caravela, Renaissance Goa Resort, Varca Village, Salcette, Goa 403721 (this is the starting point for the cruise), +91 832 745-200 (FAX - +91 832 745-225). Offers a combination of sightseeing and gaming - American Roulette, Black Jack, Rummy, Stud Poker, Baccarat, Pontoon and Flash. Rs. 900 (For entry and buffet. Does not include casino chips. Other packages that do are available. ) Also see
Some of the best food in the world is found in this calm and breezy capital city.
- Try out the native "Vindaloo" curry with fish or chicken.