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Panaji Goa

The capital city of Goa, Panaji is also an educational, commercial and cultural hub in Goa. Located on the banks of the Mandovi River in Tiswadi Island, North Goa, Panaji is Goa's third largest city, after Vasco Da Gama and Margao. During the Portuguese reign, this city was known by the name of Panjim, while today it is officially named Panaji.

Famous for its historical monuments and beaches, Panaji in Goa still has an old world charm about it, as reflected in the historical churches and Portuguese mansions with hanging balconies and red tiled roofs dotting the city. Besides, Panaji is also home to some of the distinguished educational institutes and commercial complexes in Goa.

Tourist Attractions in Panaji:

Church Square : The Church Square or Largo de lgreja forms the heart of Panaji, with the Portuguese Baroque Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church being the main focal point.

Archaeological Museum : Maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, this museum is the only one of its kind in Asia. Among the major exhibits here are some invaluable collection of Goa's rich art and craft, artifacts made of gold and precious stones, ivory statues, and an image of St. Francis Xavier in a silver casket.

Adilshahi Palace : Built by Yusuf Adil Shah in 1500, this palace served as a major defense tower for the Portuguese. It has been beautifully preserved over the centuries, with perfectly manicured gardens enhancing its charm and beauty.

Mahalakshmi Temple : Considered to be the abode of the actual Goddess of the Shakti sect, this beautiful temple is one of the must visit places of worship in Goa.

Some other attractions in Panaji include the library, Jama Masjid, Braganza Institute, St Thome quarter, and Sebastian Chapel.

Access to Panaji:

By Air : The Dabolim airport lies about 30 kilometers from Panaji, and is well connected by air with major cities in India.

By Rail : Margao station lies at a distance of about 33 kilometers from Panaji, and serves as the main entry point by rail to the city.

By Rail : Margao station lies at a distance of about 33 kilometers from Panaji, and serves as the main entry point by rail to the city.

By Road : An excellent network of roads and highways link Panaji with the rest of Goa and the neighboring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra.



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