About Panaji


Before visiting the lovely capital of Goa, one should gather basic information about Panaji. A brief knowledge on the history, location, geography, culture, places of interest etc. comes to help during the visit to the city. Location of Panaji

Once a sleepy hamlet of Goa, Panaji has witnessed rise and falls of many dynasties like the Chalukyas, Satavahanas and the Kadambas. It was also under the Muslim rule for a certain period of time but the place was developed by the Portuguese. Today it has emerged as one of the modern cities of the country. Location of Panaji

The geographical location of Panaji is between North Latitude 1525' and East Longitude 735'. Covering a distance of 36 Square Kilometers, the city has a population of 65,586. Location of Panaji

One of the main centers of art and culture of the state, Panaji has many places of religious, historical and tourist interests like:
  • Idalcao Palace
  • Jama Masjid
  • Mahalaxmi Temple
  • Braganza Institue
  • Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church
  • Dona Paola Beach
  • Secretariat
  • Church Square
The beautiful city beside the Arabian Sea is one of the hottest tourism destinations in India. To read more about Panaji, click the following links:



Last Updated on: 15/05/2013