Panjim, also known as Panaji is the state capital of Goa. This town has some beautiful Portuguese baroque style building and wonderful villas. The riverside with white washed buildings and wrought iron balconies offers the visitor a wonderful view. Panjim has an European ambiance which is different from most of the cities of India. This is a very lively city in the left bank of Mandovi River.

The unhurried lifestyle of its people makes Panjim different from all other capital cities of the country. Panjim expanded in the 1960s and 70s without reaching the unmanageable heights of the other cities.

How to Reach

Goa is connected by Indian Airlines, Jet Airways and Sahara Airlines flight from Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai, Mangalore and Trivandrum.Gateway for Goa is Dabolim Airport, not far away from Panjim city. The city is also connected to Mumbai, Delhi, Secunderabad, Jaipur and Pune by railway. The nearest railway station to Panjim is Madgaon. Thus reaching Panjim from any part of the country is not at all troublesome.

Major Attractions of Panjim

The prime attractions in Panjim are--
  • Dona Paula
  • Ruins of St.Augustines Tower
  • The Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount
  • The Church and convent of St.Monica
  • The Church of Our Lady of The Rosary
  • The Church of St. Francis Of Assisi
  • The Church Of St. Francis Xaviers
  • Aquada Fort
  • Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery
  • Archives Museum Goa
  • Bondla Forest
  • Calanqute
  • Sri DevakiKrishna Temple
  • Sri Vithal Temple
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Panjim is the right place if you want to go for a beach holiday.

Last Updated on 19 May 2011