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Panaji, Goa, India

“When put into perspective, Goa is considered to be the party capital of India, purely because of the different value system that is drawn from our outlook on life that we gained from the Portuguese. At the end of the day, most of the country has a coastline. If all tourists wanted was a beach, they’d have options very close to home to avail of. But it’s the fact that we, as people, have an independent vibe that draws them to us. That pace is irreplaceable and it’s something I try to embody. The ability to be me, at the pace that I want to move at, with a focus on family, music, good eating and time for the little things. That’s how I see Goan culture at large, and that’s who and what I want to be.”

-Fernando Monta De Silva

 

city guide:
Panaji, Goa, India
shopping
Wendell Rodrick’s Design’s
Wendell Rodricks Design Space - Retreat ‘N’ Style India Private Limited, Campal, Santa Inez, Panaji, Goa, India
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St. Cajetan Church
"I think that most of less-visited Goa's churches are an attraction in themselves, such as that of St Cajetan, in Old Goa. I also love popping into many of the state's many heritage homes." - Fernando Monte Da Silva
Velha Goa, Goa 403402, India
coffee
Literati
E/1-282, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa 403516, India
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The Oak Barrel
"I'm not much of a drinker, though I do have a soft spot for a good gin. However, the Captain Espresso (a coffee-based Martini) at Antares in Vagator, and it's chocolate counterpart at The Oak Barrel in Panjim are deserving of mention." - Fernando Monte Da Silva
The Oak Barrel, Miramar, Panaji, Goa, India
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Antares Restaurant and Beach Club
"I'm not much of a drinker, though I do have a soft spot for a good gin. However, the Captain Espresso (a coffee-based Martini) at Antares in Vagator, and it's chocolate counterpart at The Oak Barrel in Panjim are deserving of mention." -Fernando Monte Da Silva
Small Vagator, Ozran Beach, Vagator, Goa 403509, India
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Bomra’s
"It's a great place for Burmese fusion cuisine, and it's managed to keep itself relevant, as well as, consistent for the better part of a decade. What's great on the menu? Everything, to be honest; but the Young Aldona Pork stands out a little more than the other dishes." - Fernando Monte Da Silva
247, Fort Aquada Road, Candolim, Goa 403515, India
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outdoors
Galgibaga Beach
"It's a turtle nesting beach so I wouldn't recommend visiting if you are not nature friendly. The villagers themselves take care of the cleanliness and upkeep of this area, which is commendable in this day and age. Other than that, it's one of my favorite places on this planet." - Kristian Bent
Galgibaga Beach, Goa
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Artjuna
940, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509, India
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Twice in Nature
"Twice in Nature, Arambol. Probably one of the only places around town that has a stage worthy of being called so. Not to mention, they host quite some interesting bands. Unfortunately, they are only open for about six months during season." - Kristian Bent
Arambol, Goa 403524, India
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Fontainhas
"I don't think Fontainhas in the old part of Panjim gets enough credit. The buildings and streets are probably the only things left that still retain the true essence of Goa." - Kristian Bent
Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
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coffee
The Daily Roast
123/7 Ocean Side Retreat, Colva, Benaulim, Vanelim, Goa 403708, India
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Joseph’s Bar
"Joseph's Bar in Panjim used to be an old Goan tavern that's been revived and still somehow gives you an idea of what life might've been like back in the day. My drink, like it has always been, is a stiff whiskey. However, try the Feni to really get the old Goan feel." - Kristian Bent
Gomes Pereira Road, Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
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food
Eldou’s
Eldou's, Siolim, Goa, India
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hotel
Vaayu Village
"Great place for art and music!" - Reggae Rajahs
Vaayu Village, Ashwem Beach Road, Opposite Holy Cross Chapel,Ashwem Beach, Ashwem, Mandrem, Goa, India
hotel
Riva Beach Resort
Mandrem Beach, Pernem, North Goa - 403 527
food
Sublime
Sublime, Morjim, Goa, India
hotel
Anahata Retreat
Anahata Retreat, Mandrem, Goa, India
food
La Plage
"Favorite place: La Plage, Beef carpaccio" - Reggae Rajahs
La Plage, Katte Wada Road, Mandrem, Goa, India
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Gunpowder
Gunpowder, Anjuna Mapusa Road, Saunto Vaddo, Assagao, Goa, India
coffee
Baba Au Rhum
Baba Au Rhum, Baga, Goa, India
food
Natti’s Naturals
Natti's Naturals Cafe, Organic Store, Pop - up, Calangute - Anjuna Road, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa, India
landmark
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church
"Overlooking the city of Panjim, the Church conducts mass every day in English, Konkani, and Portuguese." - Anirban Halder
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Altinho, Panaji, Goa
Cafe Bodega
"Located in Panjim, the place has beautiful coffee and juices, breads and is brilliant place for breakfast/brunch. The ambiance is superb." - Anirban Halder
Cafe Bodega, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India
bar
Soro: The Village Pub
"Always grab a beer there the cocktails are great too!" - Anirban Halder
Soro - The village pub, Assagao, Goa, India
food
Spice Traders
Spice Traders, Vagator Beach Road, Coutinho Vaddo, Vagator, Goa, India
outdoors
Cola Beach
"Cola beach is a personal favorite space in South Goa unknown to most of the people. This beach has one part covered with river water and the other part with sea water, just a beautiful location." - Eternal Returns
Island View, Majorda, South Goa, Goa, India
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coffee
Bombay Coffee Roasters
Bombay Coffee Roasters, Altinho, Panaji, Goa, India
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Hard Rock Hotel: Goa, India
"Hard Rock’s Hotel Pool Side Bar. The staff is just superb with unique skills of serving your favorite drinks with a smile." - Eternal Returns
Hard Rock Hotel Goa, Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Goa, India
food
Shri Krishna Restaurant
"Shri Krishna Restaurant because it has never disappointed us and has always served fresh food.” - Eternal Returns
Shri Krishna Restaurant, Fl Gomes Road, Vaddem, New Vaddem, Vasco da Gama, Goa, India
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