Shopping and entertainment in Panaji
The main trade outlets of Panaji are concentrated on the 18th June Road and Mahatma Gandi Road streets, which are located in the center part of the capital of Goa near the Municipal Garden.
As many tourists say, the most attractive thing that draws their attention here is the ability to purchase the brand-named clothing much cheaper than in their native countries. In Panaji you will be able to find such famous branded shops as Levi’s, Wrangler Lee, Reebok, Benetton, Lacoste, Nike, Pepe Jeans, Just Casual, etc.
The Nirvana shop is popular mostly among young people and teenagers who are coming to Goa for holidays spending. In this shop you can find interesting and unusual T-shirts with different funny slogans and images.
In such famous shops like Bombay Stores, Fabindia and Fusion Access you will be able to purchase furniture, textiles, cosmetics, jewelery, gifts, baby products, souvenirs, tea of the guaranteed quality, antiques.
In Art galleries of Panaji tourists primary buy famous Portuguese painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tileworks more known under the name of "Azulejo". In Portugal, azulejos can be found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even railway stations or subway stations. These amazing works are not only used as an ornamental art form, but also have a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes.
The city also has good music stores where tourists can purchase some musical instruments they are interested in.
The Municipal market is not of amazing sizes, but it offers a great selection of fresh food, vegetables, fruits and fish. Several comfortable and nice restaurants give the Market some unique and racy sight. On the ground floor of the Municipal market you will find a food market, while on the first floor you will be able to walk around the consumer goods marketplace.
The most popular entertainments in Panaji are the boat trip alongside the river with a great opportunity to enjoy the amazingly beautiful view of the night city and floating casinos.
The cultural and entertainment places of the capital of Goa are: Kala Academy - the main cultural center of Goa, Central Library and the Cinema “Inox”.
If you came to Panaji with your children, then no doubts you should visit the Goa Science Centre, which has a planetarium and funny sculptures of animals from the ancient and the present epochs. Also the Science Center will be glad to offer you and your kids different interactive activities, science shows and movies.
Like all big and famous Goa resorts and cities, the capital of the State welcomes its guests with a great variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs. The most popular places among the tourists are Ritz Classic and PanAsian Bowl restaurants , Delhi Darbar, Tea Cafe Goa, Viva Panjim Restaurant and George Restaurant.