Goa Panaji Travel Guide

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Panaji, Goa

The capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District, a small and charming city on the left bank of silvery Mandovi river, with beautiful, red-roofed houses, built in Latin style, also boasts of many modern houses, well laid gardens, statues and avenues lined with Gulmohar, Acassia and other trees. Enchanting panorama unfolds from atop Altinho (Hill Top)

Panaji - Important Information


Area35.99 Sq Km
Population53,823 (1991)
AltitudeSea Level
LanguageKonkani, Marathi, Hindi, English
ReligionHinduism, Christianity, and Islam
STD code0832


Panaji is the capital city of the state of Goa and is the third largest city in the state. The city is one of the tourist destinations in the country for all types of tourists from various parts of the world. Also known as Panjim, Panaji is located on the banks of the Mandovi estuary and the Arabian Sea. It is an important part of the North Goa district. According to the local dialect, Panaji is popularly known as ‘the land that does not flood’.

The ideal time for tourists to come for Panaji travel is between the months of October and February when the weather is fine. The weather is these months are pleasant with very little rainfall. The climate in Panaji is mostly marine tropical. The summer months are hot and humid while the winter months are pleasant and dry. As the city is located close to the sea, cool breeze blows over it almost all over the year.

Being a popular tourist destination, there are lots of tourist attractions in Panaji. The city is known for its idyllic beauty and rich tradition and culture. Thousands of tourists from various parts of the country and the world come to the city every year. Some popular tourist attractions in Panaji are Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Menezes Braganza Institute, Miramar Beach, Kala Academy cultural centre, Old City and so on.

There is a wide range of hotels in Panaji which offer lodging facilities of high standards. The hotels offer various types of comfortable facilities with a blend of style. The city is home to luxury hotels, middle range hotels as well as economy and budget hotels. Well known hotel chains also have their branches in the city. Most hotels are located within easy reach to the main city center and can be easily reached by various transport options.

Being the capital city, Panaji is a well known point of transportation and can be accessed by a number of routes. The city is served by the Dabolim Airport which is around 30 kms away. The airport operates plenty of domestic and international flights. The city is also well connected with other parts of the state and the country by a well developed railway and road network.

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