Panaji Travel Blog› entry 34 of 37 › view all entries
The next morning, when I open the curtains, I have a wonderful view of fishermen at the
After we’ve had breakfast and dropped off some laundry at a nearby laundry service, we take a bus to Panaji, the capital of
We decide to follow the walking tour that’s printed in Lonely Planet, this way we pass all the important sights.
We move on to 31st January Road, and like most of the times when we try to follow a walking tour, we get lost continuously. It really doesn’t matter though, all the streets have an exotic charm, it’s lovely to just randomly stroll around.
We have a lazy lunch at a very cute place called Hotel Venite. It’s located on the second floor, has colourful graffiti covered walls and small balconies that hang over the street. When we move on, we pass the Chapel of St. Sebastian. In 1592 missionaries converted this Chapel from a private Hindu temple.
Our last stop is the Maruti Temple, a colourful temple dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman. We then take the bus back to Colva.
Panaji isn't that interesting if you ask me, it's just nice for a stroll on a lazy afternoon.