An old, yellow Portuguese building in Fontainhas, Goa

Street photography in Fontainhas in Panaji, Goa

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 –

Vehicles moving on the streets with colorful portuguese heritage buildings on the side
Vehicles moving on the streets with colorful portuguese heritage buildings on the side
Cars parked in streets surrounded by old buildings in Goa.
Cars parked in streets surrounded by old buildings in Goa.
Scooters parked in front of a yellow house in Panaji, Goa
Scooters parked in front of a yellow house in Panaji, Goa
People walking in front of an old, yellow Portuguese house in the street.
People walking in front of an old, yellow Portuguese house in the street.
Colorful portuguese buildings in fontainhas, panaji.
Colorful portuguese buildings in fontainhas, panaji.
An old heritage building housing different shops in Panaji, Goa.
An old heritage building housing different shops in Panaji, Goa.
Old heritage portuguese houses in Panaji, Goa.
Old heritage portuguese houses in Panaji, Goa.
People walking on the streets surrounded by colorful buildings in Panaji, Goa.
People walking on the streets surrounded by colorful buildings in Panaji, Goa.
People walking in front of an old, yellow Portuguese building in the street.
People walking in front of an old, yellow Portuguese building in the street.
Narrow streets in fontainhas, panaji.
Narrow streets in fontainhas, panaji.
Colorful portuguese houses in Fontainhas, Goa
Colorful portuguese houses in Fontainhas, Goa
A scenic view of a street in Panaji, Goa.
A scenic view of a street in Panaji, Goa.
A large number of vehicles moving down the road in Panaji.
A large number of vehicles moving down the road in Panaji.

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