Panaji tours would take you to some of Goa's most fascinating beaches and sacred shrines.
Dona Paula Beach
The palm-fringed beach of Dona Paula features prominently in tours of
Panaji. The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menzes, the daughter of a
viceroy during the Portuguese rule. The beach has come to be known as a
favorite shooting destination for Bollywood movies. It is also a popular
hub for various water sports.
The Miramar beach is located very close to the Panaji town. As such the
beach remains overcrowded most of the time, with locals and tourists
indulged in a multitude of activities. From the beach one can have a
nice view of the Aguada fort across the river Mandovi.
Institute Menezes Braganza
The Institute Menezes Braganza is named after eminent Goan freedom
fighter Menezes Braganza. The museum boasts of an eclectic collection of
paintings, drawings and sculptures, most of them dating back to the
Statue of Abbe Faria
Located centrally near the Secretariat building, this statue depicts
Goan legend Abbe Faria hypnotizing a young woman. A veritable genius,
Abbe Faria was a priest, scientist, revolutionary, and hypnotist all
rolled into one. After completing his studies in Lisbon, Faria took part
in the French Revolution. Faria's contribution to the science of
hypnotism is unrivalled and he was the first one to proclaim that
hypnotic trances were a result of suggestion therapy.