Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
The spectacular Church of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is one of the hot tourist spots in Panaji. It is a fine-looking building, sometimes likened to a tiered wedding cake. Painted in Mediterranean blue and white, it's beautifully lit at night and attracts significant crowds - whatever their religious persuasions.
Panjim Open Library
India’s trusting culture that in many ways was founded on intellectual curiosity, can be experienced amongst Panaji’s beautiful central gardens. The Panjim Open Library is a lovely concept which allows people to borrow books for free.
The striking orange Maruti Temple (affectionately called the Monkey Temple because it’s the place of worship of the Hindi monkey god) is situated on the side of Altinho hillside overlooking the Old Quarter. Here you can watch monks pray while getting a feel for Hindu ceremonies.
Where to stay in Panaji
This hotel situated in the heritage district of Fontain is the epitome of faded elegance, a nod to Panaji’s Portuguese past. Round off the day with a gin and tonic as you kick back and relax.
This centrally located family-run hotel offers everything you need and the staff are happy to provide helpful advice on things to see and do in the local area.
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