Panaji or Panjim in Goa houses a lot of old heritage Portuguese houses. Most of these houses are located in an area called Fontainhas (declared a UNESCO Heritage Zone in 1984), where one can observe a lot of colourful orange, yellow, red and blue colored houses. However, do not restrict yourself to Fontainhas, as I found that the old portuguese houses are scattered all around Panaji. You can easily walk around these areas using Google maps or you can also join a local walking tour. It is located quite near to the Panaji bus stand and hence easily reachable. I visited Panaji during the month of February and was quite intrigued upon visualizing these old houses of the bygone era. I booked a hotel in that locality so that I could walk the lanes and by lanes and do street photography. I was transported back in time while exploring these old buildings and if you are visiting Panaji, you should also check them out.
It gets very hot in Goa from 9 am onwards, hence it is advised to start early from 7 am onwards or you can walk in the evening starting from 5 pm. Generally, the best time to visit Goa is from October to March. If you are interested in photography, a wide angle lens will be needed. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below –
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