You can really delve into Goa’s Portuguese side on this trip to the state capital. For a capital, Panjim’s on the small side. This means you can easily tick off the sights in a morning on foot. And that’s exactly what you’re going to do. A walking tour of the city kicks off in the Latin Quarter, AKA Fontainhas, which is considered one of the city’s oldest districts. It’s thick on the ground with Portuguese-style architecture and quaint, cotton-white chapels – so much so that you might feel like you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up in Europe. You’ll spy tiny San Sebastian chapel, plenty of old colonial houses and a former tobacco trading house that’s now a post office. After your walk down memory lane, you can refuel with coconut water and some sweet treats from a traditional bakery.
The travel time is approximately 70 minutess each way. You will spend about an hour walking through the streets in Panjim so comfortable footwear is advisable.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.