Add dates

Panaji
Food & drinks

Food & drinks
5 activities found

Traveling now? See what’s available for your dates

Top activities in Panaji

24 activities found
Sort by:

Our most recommended Panaji Food & drinks

Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

1. Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

Meet your guide at the Panjim Head Post Office near the Mala district of Panjim. Walk through the lesser-known but culturally-rich Fontainhas area of Goa, the oldest and largest Latin quarter in Asia. See heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet friendly locals, and experience the cultural side of Goa. Developed in the late eighteenth century, Fontainhas derived its name - "little fountain" in Portuguese - from the springs found at the base of the Altinho hills. A strong Portuguese influence still prevails in this neighborhood, evident from the architectural style and the road names. Begin your walk at Tobacco Square and trace the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa. Along the way, your knowledgable guide will be happy to share information based on your personal interests. Pass by the small Church of San Thome. Stop into the quaint 31st January Bakery for a quick bite. Take photos against the neighborhood’s colorful backdrop as you make your way to the Chapel of San Sebastian. Explore interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Fundacao Orient, and Galerie Gitanjali. Lastly, visit a famous Goan musician and learn about the Portuguese influence on Goan music. Before heading back to the meeting point, you can stop by a studio which makes handcrafted ceramic souvenirs.

Goa Shore excursions : All inclusive Small Group tour

2. Goa Shore excursions : All inclusive Small Group tour

Depart the pier and head towards Old Goa which stands testimony not only to the reality of the Portuguese rule in the country, but also to the grandeur and wealth of the city during their reign. Your first visit of the day will be to the St. Cajetan Church which was modelled on St. Peter’s in Rome and built of laterite blocks and lime plastered. The façade, having two towers on either side to serve as a belfry, has Corinthian columns and pilasters supporting a pediment, and four niches, which keep the statues of the apostles. Hidden beneath the church is a crypt where the embalmed bodies of Portuguese governors were kept in lead coffins before they were shipped back to Lisbon. Forgotten for a time, the last batch was removed only in 1992. Continuing, the next stop will be at the Basilica of Bom Jesus which was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century and is one of the most important churches in Goa. The embalmed body of St. Frances Xavier is enshrined here in a marble mausoleum, which is exposed to the public once every ten years. The last date this happened was in December 2014. Later Proceed to Shanta Durga Temple built between 1713-1738. Dedicated to Shanta Durga, the Goddess of Peace, this temple sports an unusual, almost pagoda-like, structure with a roof made from long slabs of stone. Goan temples are unique and stand apart from other Indian temples in their distinct architecture, location, spaciousness and environment. The temple’s main entrance hall has decorated wood doors coated with silver as does the main entrance hall path. Enjoy a guided tour here before spending some time to explore independently. Continue on to Tropical Spice Plantation - spices brought the Europeans to Asia and a trip to a plantation is very refreshing and rejuvenating to all the senses. Here you will learn how local spices and herbs are grown organically. On reaching the spice plantation, you will be given a warm Goan Traditional welcome and offered a refreshing herbal drink. Once inside you can immediately inhale the fragrances of fresh spices such as nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, black and white pepper, coriander, chilies, and betel nut. Interspersed in this plantation are also fruit trees and vegetables such as cashew, custard apple, banana, citrus fruits and pineapples. You also get to see the art of how Betel Nut pluckers climb these trees, over a hundred feet above the ground and then swaying from tree to tree, later enjoy your meal. Your final visit will be to the Panjim ‘Fontainhas’ area where the walking tour will begin. The Fontainhas is the Latin Quarter built by the Portuguese and we will be able to view from the outside the church and the old villas. Later, drive through Panjim, the capital city passing through streets lined with old villas that are characteristic of Portuguese Goa. Later return back to pier.

Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfall & Spice Farm Tour with Jeep Safari

3. Goa: Dudhsagar Waterfall & Spice Farm Tour with Jeep Safari

dudhsagar waterfall trip package trip will start at 6.00 am where our driver will pick you up from your hotel or residence. our driver will drop you at the parking area near mollem national park. from the national park you will be transferred to a jeep safari, which will cover 12 kilometers through bhagwan mahavir wildlife sanctuary while crossing numerous small streams. you’ll be able to seek the thrill of adventure and admire the wondrous flora and fauna as you drive across the wilderness in a jeep safari. we also provide one guide who is well versed in hindi & english providing you with every detail of the trip making it an informative plus adventurous experience. you can swim and enjoy the magnificent dudhsagar waterfall for about 2 hours at the foot of the waterfall. you can also watch natural fish in the pond formed at the base of the waterfall. our trip package also includes life jacket fees, forest entry fees, etc. at the base, the waterfall looks like milk flowing down with sheer force. after spending some time at dudhsagar falls, you’ll be taken to the spice plantation trip. spice plantation tour after heading from dudhsagar fall, we will leave for a spice plantation trip which is located nearby. we will provide you with a truly authentic goan meal at the spice plantation where traditional spices and herbs can be found, you have the option to enjoy an elephant ride and shower for an additional fee. among the spices you can find a few plants such as nutmeg, cloves, betel nut trees, cinnamon and other related spices. after having a lunch and enjoying few activities we will head towards old goa church visit to old goa church heritage after having lunch and enjoying a meal at the spice plantation we will take a tour of old goa church which is now a unesco heritage site. we will visit old goa church after lunch at a spice plantation. this church has been declared a unesco world heritage site. goa's patron saint francis xavier's mortal remains are kept in the basilica of bom jesus. visit the museums preserved in the church, and enjoy taking pictures of the old heritage. few additional charges will apply for a walkthrough of the museum, which will be paid on site.

Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

4. Goa: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Highlights Tour

Visit all the landmarks of Goa on this cultural and heritage sightseeing tour. Travel comfortably from one landmark to the next with a friendly local guide in a private air-conditioned car. Trace the history of Goa from its capital city and beautiful places of worship. Start your day with an early pick-up and head towards Panjim. Appreciate the significance of the Portuguese rule in Goa through the neighborhood known as Fontainhas, Asia's oldest Latin Quarter. Walk amongst the narrow winding lanes and remember to take photos against the bright yellow, green, blue and red walls. Next, head to the former capital Old Goa, now home to World Heritage churches. Marvel at the architecture of the Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Cajetan, and pay a visit to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Next, visit the Mangueshi Temple, which is of great significance to the Hindu community. After a full day of culture, head to a Spice Plantation located in Southern Goa. Here, you will have a chance to taste a delicious buffet lunch of Goan food preparations. Walk through the Spice Plantation and gain more information on the different herbs and spices used in India. Relax in the green surroundings and peaceful outdoors away from the crowds and noises. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel.

Panaji: Fun-Filled 2-Hour Mandovi River Cruise with Dinner

5. Panaji: Fun-Filled 2-Hour Mandovi River Cruise with Dinner

Take a 2-hour boat trip cruising on the Mandovi River overlooking Goa's vibrant capital city, Panaji. Enjoy a welcome drink when you get on board. Before a delicious buffet dinner, take advantage of the various sightseeing spots from the unique vantage point of the boat.  There will be a DJ setting the mood playing varying popular retro tracks and Bollywood favorites. The MC will keep you entertained as well as pointing out the various sights along the riverbank. Join in with the dancing and games before dinner is served. Drinks can be purchased from the well-stocked bar and your dinner buffet with desserts will be open towards the end of the cruise.

Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

6. Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

Experience authentic Goa on this amazing walking tour of the old town with a fun and entertaining storyteller guide. You will explore the best of the Panjim neighborhood - the most happening neighborhood in Goa. Discover hidden places and admire beautiful views of the old town. Set off from Panjim Church and walk towards the Archbishop's Palace, passing by the Portuguese influenced lanes, centuries old buildings, and historic cafes. You will also visit an art gallery with Scandinavian art and original work by locals. Your guide will make sure that you have a walking tour that is unique, fun, and memorable. Listen to heart warming stories about the city and get amazing insights into the lives of locals. You will learn all about the colorful Indian culture, customs, and traditions. By the end of the tour, you will have gained an overall perspective of the city and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city.

From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

7. From Johannesburg: Pretoria, Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

Start your historical day tour ready to know what transpired back in those days and how it has shaped the current dynamic Rainbow nation. Head to Pretoria just over 30 kilometers from Johannesburg making your way to the first stop, the Voortrekker Museum, where you'll get to know the history of the Afrikaaners people of South Africa. Learn more about the monument and why it was built the way it is. From there, you'll drive through the beautiful town of Pretoria, also known as Tswane. Visit the Union Building, which currently houses the president of South Africa and get a splendid view of Pretoria and find a perfect place to take photos. Continue onto Soweto, where you will get to see the 1976 Youth Uprising by visiting the famous Hector Peterson Museum and also visit the house of the South African apartheid hero Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street. The Nelson Mandela House has been set up to reflect its original setting from the the time he left prison. Afterwards, head to the Apartheid Museum, where you will get the fine print of what actually transpired during those apartheid days and conclude your tour by passing through Johannesburg as you head back to your hotel.

From Panaji: North Goa Guided Sightseeing Tour

8. From Panaji: North Goa Guided Sightseeing Tour

Discover the city of sun, sand, and beaches like never before on this tour with an English-speaking guide. Start your tour with a visit to the Panjim Church where you can see the Altinho Hill stepped street and Archbishop's Palace. Continue with a visit to the Chapel of St Sebastian in the vibrant Fontainhas neighborhood and the Maruti Temple situated on top of the Altinho hillock. Next, visit the Institute Menezes Braganza, Campal Houses, Kala Academy, and Miramar Beach. Then explore some of Goa's magnificent churches, where you can learn more about the region's cultural and architectural history. Later, visit Fort Aguada and admire the picturesque lighthouse and Portuguese architecture of this 17th-century fort. Finish your tour with a stroll along the city's most famous beaches and enjoy a tasting of some local specialties. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of the day with a fresh perspective on the city and its culture, lifestyle, and history.

Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

9. Romantic Dinner Cruise Panjim,Goa

Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa Overview Activity Location: Mandovi River Reporting time: 8:30 PM Activity Timings: 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM Duration: 3 hours Pick-up and drop-off locations: Your hotel location must be centrally located in Baga, Calangute, Candolim, Panjim Jetty boarding: 8.30 PM- reporting, 7.30 PM- departure About Dinner Cruise in Mandovi River Goa: Goa is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. This lively place offers a plethora of tourist attractions and activities to engage in and make the most out of your trip. Among these, a dinner cruise in Mandovi river Goa is a must-to avail experience that offers 2 hours of fun on the top deck. Tingle your taste buds with a delicious and lip-smacking dinner under the dazzling stars and spend a memorable evening with your loved one. Have a fun-filled time by dancing to your favorite songs on the DJ night. Explore some renowned attractions of Goa during the amazing trip on the cruise. About the Activity: Welcome aboard on this cruising and dining experience of 2 hours on river Mandovi. Reach 15 minutes before the boarding time and get ready for this fun-filled experience of dinner cruising in Goa. Witness the serene coastlines of Goa in the moonlight with your dear ones. Spot some prominent landmarks of Goa and catch glimpses of the floating casino while cruising. Show off your dance skills on the popular retro songs and Bollywood numbers with the DJ. The package includes 1 complimentary beverage, snacks, a dinner buffet, and desserts that reflect the Goan flavor and culture. The river cruise route for all the packages takes you from below the Atal Sethu to the mouth of the river Mandovi (entrance of the Arabian sea).

Goa Street Food Tour

10. Goa Street Food Tour

Explore the best of Panjim neighbourhood, one of the most popular districts in Goa. Begin at Panjim Church and walk through the stepped streets, passing through the Portuguese-influenced lanes, centuries-old buildings, and cute little cafes and markets where you will sample some local dishes.  Taste a variety of local street food of Goa including local dishes like Xacuti curry, sweet Peda, cucumber mint juice, and various types of chats, cutlets and more. Witness the preparation of these local favorites and get an in-depth understanding of local food culture. Eat in traditional, rustic restaurants and stalls that are frequented daily by the locals for an authentic experience. All locations are of a high-quality and work with the local partner to give you the best possible culinary experience.

Immersive experiences

Panaji

Panaji

Frequently asked questions about Panaji Food & drinks

What are other things to do than Food & drinks that are worth visiting in Panaji?

The other unmissable things to do in Panaji are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Panaji

Want to discover all there is to do in Panaji? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Panaji

Shimada is very personable and quite charming as she weaves the story of Portuguese influence on the local food, tree-lined streets, and architecture. The food selections ranged from unique patties to dahls, banana bun, and desserts. The best part of the tour was learning about food prep and spice/chile/coconut selections to create the right taste. A food tour is an absolute best way to start exploring a city!

Shimada, our guide, took us some wonderful bakeries/cafes and explained all about the local Goan foods and traditions. Shimada was very welcoming, friendly and helpful, answering our multitude of questions. It was a very informative tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Beware don't eat much for breakfast!

The tour guide Shimada was excellent - knowledgeable, helpful, organised and clearly into Goan street food. We had a great chat about everything from Goan chorizo, bechina and the price of lobster to India’s obesity problem. Really worth the money and I enjoyed every minute.

Our guide Prianka was professional, friendly and very informative. The guided tour was excellent with additional treats included. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you Mike & Mary

Knowledgeable English-speaking guides explained fine details of Portuguese architecture and history, gave us gifts and an outstanding surprise.