Cultural Trails of Panaji ( Central Goa )

Exploring Panjim’s many allurements on this unique e-bike tour is bound to be one of your most memorable experiences of Goa’s capital city. This elegant capital with its beautiful waterfront, precious Portuguese architectural gems, iconic sacred spaces and bustling markets has much to offer by way of its multi-cultural heritage, its contemporary buzz and scenic natural setting by the Mandovi River.

The ride opens the rich melange of the leisurely old Goa and its frantic new avatar as evident in the modern-day commercial spaces…But strangely enough, the twain are slowly learning to live with each other in quiet harmony. Spiced up by tales and anecdotes of things past and present the ride presents us with a new take on one of India's best-loved holiday destinations.

  • Ride presents us the well-preserved heritage and culture of Panjim.
  • Immerse yourself in interesting stories, little anecdotes, lip-smacking feasts and fascinating facts of Panjim.
  • Savour an authentic Goan snack and coffee in the oldest ward of Panjim.

The ride takes off from the hub to the Tobacco Square. The pleasant journey now brings us to the famous church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in the heart of town. Huffing up Altinho Hill, (originally known as Oiteiro de Conceicao or Hill of Conception), is totally worth it just for the fabulous views from the top. We also get time here to explore the late 19th century Bishop’s Palace, which draws huge crowds for the open-air Christmas mass under the spreading casuarina trees that line the courtyard. Further ahead on is Joggers Park, much loved by fitness buffs; it affords even more gorgeous views of the waterfront and the cityscape. One road leads to the Maruti Temple, which is illuminated at night. We will visit this lovely site before our descent to Fontainhas.

The Panjim experience cannot be complete without the leisurely river cruise. You will love the cityscape as we gently cruise the river for a refreshing drink to a heritage property that houses an art gallery.

We continue riding past the city as we near our final destination, an Indo-Portuguese building which is also an exceptional house in the Latin Quarters, for refreshments.

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