Panaji

Panaji

At a Glance
Population
1,457,723
Area
3702 sq.kms
Geo Location
West
Average Climate
25°C - 30°C.
Best time to visit
Octobers - March

Panaji City

In local parlance, Panji means the land that foes not flood. Panaji rises upward from the river Mondavi. Panaji, the capital of Goa, is the finest base for the traveller. Houses coloured in white and pastel are a foil to the well-nurtured bougainvilleas that look out from the house. Roads wind past graceful old houses, taverns and parks.

Find your way to the central plaza girdled by soothingly cool arcades. Climb the terraced steps to the Church of the Immaculate Conception with its twin towers and belfry. Enjoy a view of the palm-studded city and the river flowing by. Goa is connected with Mumbai and Trivandrum by daily air service. You can also reach it by train (from Mumbai), by road or by sea.

Goa is a new state of India and its capital Panji though has modern buildings but still contains the charm of small town feel. The old buildings which impart it special pristine charm include the Idalcao Palace, Braganza Institute, Largo da Igreja (the Main Square, dominated by the Church of Immaculate Conception). The nearby Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is a nice excursion.

How to Reach Panaji

   By Air

Located about 30 kms from Panji, Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport.

   By Road

Panji, Margao and Mapusa are well connected with road transportation like buses of various state transport corporations, taxis, private cabs etc.

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