Panjim

Panaji, also known as Panjim, is the state capital of Goa, in southwest India. Located on the banks of the Mandovi River, the city has cobblestone streets lined with colorful villas an buildings from the Portuguese colonial era. Palm-fringed Miramar Beach sits at the confluence of the river and the Arabian Sea. Set on a hill overlooking the city is the baroque Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, built in 1619.

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Panjim, the capital city of Goa is very famous for the 18th June road. It is one of the best shopping places in Panjim and the name itself is of great historical importance which attracts the attention of many visitors. It is situated at a distance of 2 km from Panjim city center.

It is located in the heart of the city and is one of the busiest roads. The street is filled with different shops and is famous for the wide variety of things it has got to offer. 18th June is an important day in the history of Goa as it marks the beginning of freedom struggle by the Goans from the Portug...

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Adil Shah Palace, the oldest surviving building in Panjim is situated near Mandovi waterfront at a distance of 3. 6 km from Panjim. It is one of the most important historical places in Goa. It attracts the attention of the visitors for not only the architecture and style but also for the history that dates back to 1500's.

This palace was originally constructed by Yusuf Adil Shah, the founder of the Adil Shahi dynasty and the ruler of Bijapur. Yusuf Adil Shah commonly referred to as Hidalcao by the Portuguese, ruled Bijapur for around two centuries. The architecture appears to be ty...

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Aguada Fort
16 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Scenic and mesmerising view of Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea, offered By the Aguada Fort attracts the attention of several tourists throughout the year. It is situated on Sinquerim beach at a distance of 16 kms from the capital city of Goa, Panjim.

Aguada fort was constructed in the year 1612 on the Mandovi River by the Portugals to protect old Goa from the attacks of Marathas and Dutch. It is made of laterite stone which makes it still stand strong even after 400 years. Italian military architects employed by the Portuguese government were the ones who designed...

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Aldona
21.4 kms from Panjim city limits
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Aldona is a hidden gem of Goa, a village that is beautifully covered with greenery. It is situated at a distance of 21. 4 kms from Panjim, Goa. It is a place away from the hustle-bustle of the cities and provides a memorable experience to its visitors.

The name Aldona comes from the word 'Hal' meaning Plough, while some say it is derived from the word the haldi (turmeric) plant. It is well-known for St. Thomas church. This beautiful church was built in 1596. Also known as 'Sao Tome Igerja em' in Portuguese, it is built on a high plateau on the banks of Mapusa River, a tributary of ...

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Altinho, Panjim
Within Panjim city limits
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Altinho is a hill neighborhood of the country's smallest state, Goa's capital Panaji. It is situated at the city center Panjim. This place derives its name from a Portuguese word which means 'tall'. This hill gently rises from sea front and rivers. Oiteiro de Conceicao or Hill of Conception was originally a long ride. This hill provides a great view over the city and river.

As a road was cut through the hill, there are two divisions now. As one moves up the hill on the right side of the church is the Emidio Gracia Road, which is the first division of the hill. The second division i...

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Amboli
82 kms from Panjim city limits
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Amboli is a hill station situated in the Sindhudurg district in south of Maharashtra at an altitude of 690 m above the sea level. It lies in the Sahayadri Hills of Western India. Amboli is located at a distance of 82 kms from the city of Panjim.

Lying in the Sahayadris, Amboli is one of the world's few Eco hot-spots which exhibit an unusual range of flora and fauna. The hills around the Amboli village are the main source of the Hiranyakeshi river. The Hiranyakeshwar temple sits at the cave from where the river emerges. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. According to the...

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Anjuna Beach
21 kms from Panjim city limits
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Anjuna Beach is one of the most famous beaches of Goa and amongst the first few to experience the hippie culture in Goa. It is situated in the Anjuna village which is located at a distance of 21 kms from Panjim on the coast of North Goa. It is the most famous beach amongst the foreign travellers and known for its flea market which is quite popular.

Secure by the cerulean waters of the Arabian Sea and the picturesque hills in the background, Anjuna Beach forms the ideal location for tourists and an ultimate heaven for beach lovers. The eccentric array of red laterite rocks that t...

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Arambol Beach (Harmal Beach)
35 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Arambol Beach which is also known as the Harmal Beach is situated in the village of Arambol which is a traditional fisherman village. It is located at a distance of 35 kms from Panjim and is the most northerly beaches of Goa, India.

The Arambol Beach is believed to be discovered in the late 1960’s when the flower power era was fading by a group of hippies. It is one of the best beaches of north Goa because of its beauty and serenity. It is unexploited by tourists and provide solitude to the visitors. Extended over the length of 16 km, it has two beaches. One is named Harma...

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Archeological Museum and Portrait Gallery are major attractions in Goa. Housed in the convent portion of the church of St. Francis of Assisi, the museum has antiquities displayed in 8 galleries that include objects from the prehistoric and early historic period to the late medieval period. It is located at a distance of 32 kms from Panjim.

The main area of the museum consists of the Key Gallery, the Portrait Gallery and the Sculpture Gallery and has a rich and rare collection of objects that were found throughout Goa. The museum also provides an opportunity to get a glimpse of Goa's...

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Arpora
17 kms from Panjim city limits
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A small and beautiful village close to the North Goa beach belt, Arpora is a quite retreat in Goa. The village is situated at a distance of 17 kms from state capital Panaji.

The village remains picturesque with traditional hamlets where one can see chickens pecking in the yards and goats tottering across the road. Rice fields, salt pans, palm trees and whitewashed churches are common features of the surrounding landscape. The small village of Arpora in Goa is minutes from the famous Calangute and Baga beach, yet another famous tourist beaches. Arpora has several famous tourist attr...

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Ashwem Beach
30 kms from Panjim city limits
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Ashwem Beach is arranged in the Pernem locale, in the northern region of Goa. Ashwem lies only south of Mandrem Beach and north of Morjim Beach. The mouth of the River Chapora is only south of the shoreline. A close-by fascination is the rich Morjai Temple, an antiquated place of love. To arrive, you can lease a bike or bike in Goa or take a taxi or transport. It is located at a distance of 30 kms from State capital Panaji.

Ashwem Beach is a shrouded diamond with staggering view and scope of decent shoreline inns and resorts. The vast majority result in these present circumstanc...

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Assagao
18 kms from Panjim city limits
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Out and about amongst Mapusa and Anjuna or Vagator, Assagao is one of North Goa's prettiest towns, with nearly movement free nation streets passing old Portuguese manors and whitewashed holy places. The zone is sufficiently motivating to be home to a few of North Goa's best yoga withdraws. It is located at a distance of 18 kms from Panaji.

It is a town in Bardez, Goa situated around 4 kilometers west of Mapusa. Assagao is Known as Land of Flowers. Town is encompassed by slopes, From Mapusa town, the street u-turns tough and, while sliding the go in the little level, parts into two ...

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Baga Beach
17.3 kms from Panjim city limits
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Baga beach is one of Goa's most mainstream shorelines. It is between the Baga River in the north, and Calangute shoreline in the south. The Baga-Calangute extend is one of the longest sandy shores in Goa, and pulls in a huge number of visitors in crest season. Baga is 17. 3 kms from Panaji, the state capital by means of the NH 66 and Chogm Road.

Baga is situated in North Goa. It is named after the Baga Creek, which exhausts into the Arabian Sea at the northern end of the shoreline, soon after the celebrated Britto's eatery. The shoreline is situated between Calangute in the south a...

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Baga Retreat House(Xavier)
19 kms from Panjim city limits

The Xavier Retreat House situated on the plain Picturesque peninsular end of the Calangute shore was one of four withdraw houses built by Fr. Adrian Le Tellier S. J. It is located at a distance of 19 kms from Panaji.

The Xavier Retreat House truth be told, remains as a declaration to the superb network soul of those circumstances, with the neighborhood inhabitants dynamic and eager members in the undertaking. In responce to Fr. Le Tellier's supplications, parishinors deliberately conveyed a stone each time they came up to go to every day mass.

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Bambolim Beach
7 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Bambolim Beach is located in North Goa and is at a distance of about 7 kms from Panjim. It is located behind The Grand Hyatt at a very peaceful and serene location. It is less crowded as compared to other beaches in Goa due to which it is very clean.

The beach is situated in th Dona Paula beach stretch in a shaded spot right before the mouth of Zuari River and in between the Medical College of Goa and the University of GoaThe shore of the bambolim beach is big and is lined with beautiful trees and shrub vegetation. There are many paths leading to the beach. The shore is also li...

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Bardez
14 kms from Panjim city limits
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Bardez is a region in North Goa at a distance of about 14 kms from Panjim. Bardez is sometimes referred to as Bara desh which means 12 territories or clans. The name Bardez was given to Brahmin immigrants who migrated to Konkan from Aryavarta. The native language used here by most of the people is Konkani language.

Bardez is surrounded by Chapora river in the north, Mandovi river on the south, Mapusa river on the east. The native of Bardez is known as Bardezcar in Konkani language. Chavoth, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Shigmo, Samvatsar Padvo, Dasara are the major festivals celebrate...

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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Panjim
10 kms from Panjim city limits
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Basilica of Bom Jesus is located at a distance of about 10 kms east of Panaji. The foundation stone of this church was laid on 24th November 1594. It was consecrated by Fr. Alexia de Menezes, the Archbishop of Goa when it was completed on 15th May 1605It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was raised to the status of minor Basilica in 1946. Mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier are held here.

Basilica of Bom Jesus is classic example of Baroque architecture. The word Bom Jesus means good Jesus. The front of the church has 'HIS' written on the top which represents first three letters ...

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Bicholim
30 kms from Panjim city limits
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Bicholim is a town located at a distance of about 30 kms from the city of Panjim. It is also known as Dicholi. It is the mining heartland of Goa because it constitutes major chunk in the economy of Bicholim. Ghode Modni, a folk dance which has a cavalry theme is a speciality of this town.

Bicholim has beautiful landscape dotted with serene lakes and majestic waterfalls. It has an industrial estate, located at the banks of Madovi tributary. It has more than 50 industrial workshops and manufacturing units of products ranges from aluminium, pottery, plastics, mining etc.

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Cabo Raj Bhawan, Panjim
9 kms from Panjim city limits
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Cabo Raj Bhavan is located in Dona Paula, at a distance of about 9 kms from the centre of Panjim. It was used as a temporary accomodation for the archbishop from 1650s and is now the official residence of Governor of Goa. It is built across 88 acres of land. The palace was erected by the Portuguese in 1540 to guard the entrance to Goa harbour. It is positioned facing the Arabian sea opposite the well-preserved 17th century Forte Aguada.

The Raj bhavan is a two-storey structure. Its ground level consists of office chambers and guest suites along with the residence of the Governor. T...

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Calangute Beach
15 kms from Panjim city limits
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Calangute beach is located in Calangute town at a distance of about 15 kms from the capital city of Panaji. It is the largest beach of North Goa and is most preffered beach by the tourists. It is known as 'Queen of Beaches' and stretch from Candolim to Baga. It is one of the most commercialized beaches of Goa as many eating joints and water sports can be found here. All the people who are nature lovers, photo fanatics, fun lovers and wanderers will surely find this beach intersting and will enjoy the visit.

Calangute beach offers cool and fresh breeze with stunning and beautiful su...

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Campal Gardens, Panjim
Within Panjim city limits
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Campal is a town located at a distance of about 4km from the centre of Panjim, between D. B. Bandodkar Road and River Mandovi. Campal Gardens are located just before Kala Academy. It is also known as Children's park. It is a great picnic spot to spend some time with family and friends.

Campal Gardens is a very clean place and full of trees. It is a very calm and quiet place as it is not overly crowded with people. This garden is also used for hosting various events such as Mahotsavs, shopping fests, music performances, shows during IFFI, etc. throughout the year.

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Candolim Beach
15 kms from Panjim city limits
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Candolim Beach is located in the Bardez taluka, Goa, India. It is one of the tourists destination in Goa. The candolim beach takes 15 kms travel from the city of Panjim, Northern Goa.

Candolim beach is one of the longest beach in the state, from the Fort Aguada to the Calaguate beach towards the end. It has the tourists attraction since The ship River princess, got stuck at the shores of the beach in 2000.

Candolim beach is one the tourist destination spot. It has various events like watersports, biking, parasailing, yoga, wind surfing, water skiing amd more. Best time ...

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Casino Carnival Goa, Panjim
Within Panjim city limits

Casino Carnival is a prominent casino located within city limits of Panaji. It was inaugurated in 2001 by the promoters and Leisure private limited.

It has become the most popular casino in Goa. It is one of the most engrossed casino in Goa. Casino carnival is located at the Marriott Resort, Goa. It is one the friendliest and family oriented casinos in Goa. It has large amount of slot machines and various games. It has no entry fee for the lodgers. 24 hours service is available in the Marriott resort. ...

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Cavelossim Beach
46 kms from Panjim city limits
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Cavelossim Beach is in the village of South Goa district. It is located at a distance of 46 kms from Panjim. The Sal river joins the Arabian sea in cavelossim. The Cavelossim is in between the Arabian sea and the sal river. It is a peaceful beach which attracts lot of tourists.

The beach is known for its black lava rocks and white sand. The beach was ranked 19th in Asia and 5th among India. Besides relaxing and swimming, there are more and exciting activities are there to rejoice. Cavelossim is famous for the sports, particularly Football and Volleyball. Dolphin sighting is availa...

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Situated in Panjim City of North Goa, the Chapel of St Sebastian is a popular tourist attraction, built in 1818, this chapel is dedicated to St. Sebastian. This small whitewashed church contains one of only a few relics remaining as testament to the Goan Inquisition; a striking crucifix, which originally stood in the Palace of the Inquisition in Old Goa. Located at around 1. 7 Km from the Panjim Bus Stand, the fastest route to St. Sebastian is via Rua de Ourém which takes under 10 mins to cover.

The Chapel of St Sebastian is a popular tourist attraction in Goa, built in 1818. This ...

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The Chapel of St. Catherine stands where once stood a Mosque, and is located in the same compound as the Se Cathedral and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The small chapel is the first ecclesiastical structure to be built in Goa, and is historically significant. The building of the chapel marked the advent of Catholicism, not only in Goa, but also in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and places in the East. Located on a distance of 9 kms from the Kadamba Bus Stand, Panjim, it is easily accessible with a rental motorbike, taxi or local transportation via Ponte de Linhares Causeway.

On Novem...

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Chapora Beach
20 kms from Panjim city limits
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Chapora Beach is located in coastal village just 10 km from Mapusa. It is a very beautiful, serence beach along with the cost line. This serene beach is filled with white sand and lots of coconut palm trees. The beach is also known for Chapora Fort built by Portuguese. The beach is located around 20 Kms from the Panjim Bus Stand and can be reached by a hired taxi or rental means of transportation in under an hour.

Submitted around the Chapora fort, a Portuguese establishment the Chapora Beach is situated at an approx 10 Kms from Mapusa in North Goa and is one the most famous and in...

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Chapora Fort
10 kms from Panjim city limits
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Chapora fort is located in Northern Goa, overlooking the Vagator beach and lies at a distances of about 10 Kms from Mapusa. This fort is also known as Shahpura, and was intended as a border watch post to oversee the Hindu raiders during the 17th century. The fort was built in 1612 and was besieged twice by Shivaji's son, Sambaji, in 1683 A. D. and Bhonsle in 1739 A. D. It was then occupied by the Portuguese in 1741 A. D. until the independence of Goa, during that period the fort was rebuilt. Located nearly at a distance of 19 Kms from Panjim Bus Station.

The Chapora Fort is a very ...

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Chorao Island
11 kms from Panjim city limits
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Chorao Island, also known as Chodan or Choddnnem, is an island stretched along the Mandovi River near Ilhas, in Goa. It is the largest among the 17 other islands located in Goa. Located 11 kms away from the heart of the Capital, Panaji one can get there via the Ponte de Linhares Causeway in under an hour, the route also includes a boaarding a ferry. It is advised to leave Panjim as early as possible, the first bus service from Panjim Bus Station to Ribandar leaves at 6:15 AM to reach Ribandar at 6:30 AM, from there the passenger or a hired or private Two Wheeler or Car can be loaded on the Fer...

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Church and Monastery of St Augustine is an Old ruined spread complex located in Old Goa, near the Monte Santo also known as the Holy Hill. The Church and Monastery of St Augustine is a World Heritage Site located in Goa and was completed in 1602 by Augustinian Friars who landed in Goa in 1587. Located at a distance of 11. 5 kms from the State Capital.

The Church and Monastery of St Augustine were built in 1572 by 12 Augustines when they arrived in Goa. The construction of the church on top of the Monte Santo (Holy Hill), was completed in 1602 AD. A Convent was also built besides th...

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Church Of Holy Cross Chapel, Calangute
16.5 kms from Panjim city limits

Church of Holy Cross Chapel is a church in Goa and is situated right beside the Calangute Beach in Khobra Waddo area. It is approximately 16. 5 kms from Panjim, Goa.

The Church seems like a remnant of a time long past. It can be visited any day of the week except Sundays. Visitors can either have a sneak peek inside with permission or simply adore the beauty from the outside.

Its not very spacious in comparison to your average church, but its a beautiful speck of religious semblence on its own.

Visitors are advised to visit between during timings 10:00 AM - ...

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Church of Our Lady of Grace is a historical Church in Goa and was built by the Jesuits in 1551. It is located on the island of Chorao. It is 8. 8 kms from the Capital Panajim.

It is one of the tourist attrcations of the state. Its not so much about the destination as it is about the journey. The ferry ride to the historical church is over the scintillating ocean pairs with the calmning breeze is bound to provide a great experience for the visitors. The annual feast is celebrated on 24th August every year, it happens to be a grand event.

It is highly advisable to visit t...

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Church of our Lady of Immaculate Conception is situated on a hill in Panjim, Goa overlooking the city of Panjim. It is baroque style church built in 1541 in the hilly neighborhood of Altinho. It is around 1. 7km from Panjim city enter.

The Church allows visitors to dwell deep into spiritual comfort. Seats are available for the public's convenience. Modest clothing advised. The Church provides relaxing environment and is very well lit after dark. It is, however, difficult to get parking for 4 wheelers. The Church can be visited during timings 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM - 5:00 P...

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The age old Forts and Churches of Goa has the influence of Portuguese architectural style, which draws the attention of the tourists. There are many such well known edifices and cathedrals that can be visited during ones tour to Goa and one such church is the ‘Our Lady of Piety Church’. Located at a distance of 10 kms from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, Church of Our Lady of Piety is situated in North Goa. Tourists can reach the church by availing a cab service, rental bike or an auto.

The Church of Our Lady of Piety is also known as Our Lady of Compassion and is located in Piedade which...

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Church of St Cajetan, Panjim
10 kms from Panjim city limits
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Located at a distance of 10 kms from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, St. Cajetan's Church stands opposite to the Se Cathedral in Old Goa. The church is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Churches & Convents of Goa).

The St. Cajetan Church has been constructed on the primary design of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. The Church of St. Cajetan is the only surviving domed church in Goa. The Church was built by Italian friars of the Order of Theatines, who were sent by Pope Urban III to preach Christianity in the kingdom of Golconda. The friars were not permitted to work in Golcond...

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Providing an oasis of calm within the hustle and bustle of the city of Goa, the beautifully pristine white church of St. Alex is on every tourist's bucket list while visiting the beautiful state of Goa. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from Panaji.

St. Alex Church is one of the architectural masterpieces and counted among the oldest churches in Goa. The Church was dedicated originally to Our Lady of Guadalupe; however it was thereafter dedicated to St. Alex by an Apostolic Brief in 1815. According to the history of this church, the original chapel was built in 1576 by St. Franc...

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Goa is a state full of beautiful churches that tell the history and tales of a bygone era. A tourist will easily witness a church at a distance of every 2 to 5 minutes and they are visible in every size and nook and corner and one such beautiful church is located in Northern part of Goa. One of the most visited and loved churches in Goa, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi is a Roman Catholic Church that provides immense peace and satisfaction to the visitor due to its past and interiors. It is located at a distance of 11 kms from Panaji city center.

The church is a Roman Catholic chu...

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Corjeum Fort
22 kms from Panjim city limits
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With a history that speaks of several rulers, the forts in Goa are witnesses and testimonials of the events of a bygone era. These forts represent the Portuguese architecture and the narrate a story in themselves, leaving the tourists intrigued about the past of this beautiful state. One such fort is located on the northern part of Goa that narrates a tale for the visitors. The small island fortress located at a distance of about 22 kms from Panaji.

The Fort was built in 1705 by the Portuguese. The fort is a relatively small fort and is square shaped. The walls are wide and have nu...

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Dias Beach (Panjim)
Within Panjim city limits
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Dias Beach is located 3km away from Panjim center centre. It is a clean beach which provides a peaceful outing for families. It was earlier known as The Gasper Dias Beach was later shortened and named Dias Beach. It is the perfect place to enjoy evening walks and barbeques.

It is a long stretch of beach with shiny soft sand where visitors can enjoy the cool breeze while the waves kiss their feet. One can also get a view of the Aguada fort which is beautiful and enchanting. It is almost as if the place is set in heaven when the waves come crashing and wind blows in full speed. Di...

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Divar Island (Panjim)
15 kms from Panjim city limits
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Divar Island is located at a distance of about 15 kms from Panjim. It is cut off from the hustle and bustle of Panjim and is serene and calm. The island is a small village with old churches and Portugese houses which are beautiful and a treat to one's eyes.

In order to reach Divar Island, one usually has to take a ferry ride along magical scenery. It feels like the ferry transports you back in time as it reaches the island,which is filled with old houses. Divar Island is a secluded and calm island which reeeks with Portugese culture, The houses are old and in their style of archi...

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Dona Paula Beach (Panjim)
7 kms from Panjim city limits
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Located at a distance of 7 kms from Panjim, Dona Paula Beach has become one of the most happening beaches of Goa. It is very popular as lovers paradise because of a myth attached to the place. As per the legend, Viceroy's daughter Dona Paula de Menezes jumped off the cliff after facing objections from her family due to her affair with a fisherman's son.

Dona Paula beach is snuggled on the southern part of the rocky headland where the Mandovi and Zuari rivers meet the Arabian Sea. It offers a splendid view of the Mormugao harbor and fringed by casurinas woods and palm trees. The d...

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Fountainhas is an old Latin quarter located in Pajim centre. It maintains its Portugese influence, particularly through its architecture. Located at the foot of the Altinho Hills, it is bounded on the west by the hills with springs from which its name derives. (Fountainhas is Portugese for little fountain).

Fountainhas' heritage ambience represents the Portugese influence strongly which includes narrow and picturesque winding streets like those found in many European cities. The old villas and buildings have projecting balconies painted in the traditional tones of pale yellow, gr...

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Fort Terekhol (Panjim)
42 kms from Panjim city limits
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Fort Terekhol, sometimes known as Fort Tiracol is a fort in Goa located at a distance of 42 kms from Panjim. It is reached by a ferry from Querim. The fort was originally built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, in the 17th century.

The site chosen was a hillock on the Northern bank of the river, which gave a commanding view of the Arabian Sea. The Bhonsles of Sawantwadi kept a sizeable fleet of native vessels which sheltered in the Tiracol river. The fort initially consisted of 12 guns, a barrack and a chapel. Now in a state of ruins, Fort Terekhol has been converted into a luxury...

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Goa Science Centre (Panjim)
Within Panjim city limits
History

The Goa Science centre is a science museum located on New Marine Highway, Miramar which is within city limits of Panjim. It is a joint project of a division of India's National Council of Science Museums(NCSM) and Goa's Department of Science, Technology & Environment. The centre aims to inculcate a scientific temper, particularly among the young generation and to popularize science by bringing the excitement of Science & Technology for the common people.

The Science centre covers 5 acres of land, provided by the Government of Goa. It includes a park with exotic flowers, where vis...

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Goa State Museum, Panjim
12 kms from Panjim city limits
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Goa State Museum is also known as State Archaeology Museum, located in EDC complex in Patto, Panji, Goa. It was established in 1977, and is located around 12 kms away from the city centre of Panjim.

Goa State Museum has different departments named as Ancient History, Archaeology, Art, Craft and Geology. It is said that this museum has about 8000 artifacts on display which includes stones, sculptures, carvings, wooden objects, bronzes, manuscripts, rare coins, anthropological objects etc. The museum was opened in a small building rented temporarily by the Department of Archives in 19...

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Harvalem Caves, also known as Pandavas Cave are ancient rock cut caves that are related to mythological hindu tales. This cave is located in Rudeshwar Colony, Arvalem, Sanquelim, Goa. It is around 31 kms away from Panji.

Harvalem cave has two major chambers, temple chamber and residential chamber. It is believed that the origin of this cave dates back to 5-6th century. This cave got its name from the Pandavas of the epic Mahabharata, who stayed here during their exile. There are five compartments and a Shiv-ling in each compartments, that acts as a proof of their existence. This cav...

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Harvalem Waterfalls
32 kms from Panjim city limits
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Harvalem waterfalls is located in the charming surroundings of Rudreshwar Colony, Sanquelim, Goa. This fall is located around 32 kms away from the city centre of Panjim.

Harvalem waterfalls is 50-60 feet tall watefall. This waterfall is located ahead of the Harvalem Caves which is also known as Pandavas Caves. Nearby there is a temple of Lord Shiva known as Rudreshwar Temple. There is a staircase which leads to the waterfalls, the roaring gush of water falls from a great height and forms a pond below. The Harvalem Waterfalls is in it full form during the monsoon season as the water ...

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Jama Masjid, Panjim
57 kms from Panjim city limits
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Jama Masjid is one of the few mosques present in Goa. It was built by Seth Sulaiman in 1835. It located in Muslimwada, Sanguem, Goa. It is located around 57 kms away from Panji.

Jama Masjid is a well known muslim religious place of worship in Goa. It has a beautiful architecture, it has two towers at the grand entrance and has four minarates which surrounds the mosque. The centre of the mosque has a dome structure, as present in all mosques. However, the exterior of the mosque is simple, but the interior is extremely beautiful with white-marbles and Islamic designs all over. The mos...

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Kala Academy is an academy for developing and promoting arts and culture in the state. It is located in Dayanand Bandodhkar Marg, Campal, Panji, Goa. It is located within the city limits of Panjim.

Kala Academy was setup by the Government of Goa in February 28, 1970. It is registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860. It also has the approval of Government of India, Ministery of Arts and Culture which is an apex body. The building of the academy was designed by architect Charles Correa. The aim of setting up this academy was to promote the cultural unity of the state. It...

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Kalacha Beach
35 kms from Panjim city limits
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Kalacha Beach is also known as Sweet water lake beach and Paliem Beach, located north from Arambol on Goa's west coast. It is a small beach surrounded by hills from 3 sides and is located in the north Goa in Paliyem. It is located around 35 kms away from the city centre of Panji.

Kalacha Beach is considered as an untouched heaven. This beach does not remain crowded with tourists, like it is in the case of other beaches. This beach is famous for its fresh lagoon water and relaxed bohemian vibe. There are forests and some big rocks that surround the beach. In the backgroung are beaut...

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Kegdole Beach, Panjim
10 kms from Panjim city limits
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Kegdole Beach is among one of those beautiful and less crowded beaches on Goa. It is well known for its wonderful environment and curvy stretch, which is near the village Verem. This beach is located around 10 kms away from the city centre of Panjim.

Kegdole beach is located at the banks of Mandovi river. There are hills surrounding this beach and at one of the hill top is INS Mandovi Jetty of the Indian Navy. Just above the beach, there is an old fort named as Reis Magos Fort which is around 1. 4 kms away. Nearby, there is a light house as well, known as Verem Light house; which is...

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Keri (Querim) Beach
42 kms from Panjim city limits
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Keri Beach also known as Querim Beach is located in the northern most part of Goa. It is an another scenic beauty present in Goa. It is around 42 kms away from the city centre of Panjim.

Keri beach is among those secluded beaches of Goa and it is stretched in a vast area and is very near from the Maharashtra border. This beach is located to the north of Arambol beach. The beach is laden with palms and casuarinas trees with white sand that makes it look heveanly. This beach does not remain crowded, it attracts fewer visitors. To add up to this beauty, there is an ancient turquoise a...

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The Kerkar Art Complex in this Indian State of Goa is quite special and is the one and only of its kind on this beach. It is a popular center for exhibitions of arts and crafts of local artistes. It is located at a distance of 15 kms from Panaji city. On Thursdays and Fridays, visitors can be audience to connoisseurs of Indian classical music and dance. Built in 1914, this traditional Goan beach house has been running successfully as a guest house since 1983. Although close to the heart of Calangute with it's vibrant shops and nightlife, O Camarao is a haven of tranquillity set in lush tropica...

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Mandovi(Mahadayi) River
12 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Mandovi River also known as Mahadayi or Mhadei river, is described as the lifeline of the Indian state of Goa. The river has a length of 77 kilometres (48 miles), 29 kilometres (18 miles) in Karnataka and 52 kilometres (32 miles) in Goa. It can be found 12 kms from Panaji. It originates from a cluster of 30 springs at Bhimgad in the Western Ghats in the Belagavi district of Karnataka. With its cerulean waters, Dudhsagar Falls and Varapoha Falls, it is also known as the Gomati in a few places. The Mandovi and the Zuari are the two primary rivers in the state of Goa. The Cumbarjuem Canal, wh...

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Mandrem Beach
30 kms from Panjim city limits
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Mandrem Beach famous for its white sand and lines of palm trees that line the beach attracts a large number of tourists, strangely for being the least populated beach. People, locals and tourists come from far and wide just to enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of this beach. It is located at a distance of around 30 kms Panaji city.

Mandrem is a small but beautiful coastal town located in the North of Goa, it is located North of Ashwem and South of Arambol. The water here is clear and the beach is practically isolated to enjoy the surrounding in peace and quiet.

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Mangeshi Temple
22.7 kms from Panjim city limits
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Mangeshi Temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa. It is located at a distance of 22. 7 kms from Panaji city. The temple is a World Heritage Site.

This temple had its origins in Kushasthali Cortalim, a village in murmugao which fell to the invading Portuguese in 1543. In the year 1560, when the Portuguese started Christian conversions in mormugao taluka, the Saraswats of Vatsa Gotra moved the Mangesh Linga from the original site at the Kushasthali or Cortalim on the banks of river Aghanashini (Zuari)(Sancoale) to its present location at Mangeshi in Pr...

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Mapusa Friday Bazaar
15 kms from Panjim city limits

Mapusa Friday Market is a traditional, regional weekly market in Mapusa, North Goa and a major tourist attraction. It is located within and around the Mapusa Municipal market area, around 15 kms from Panaji.

Mapusa is a town in North Goa. It is the main commercial centre in North Goa (outside of Panjim, which is larger). It is basically a town for locals, who throng to it for their shopping and commercial requirements. Mapusa however has a very colourful weekly Friday Market, that goes on from early morning to late evening, and which increasingly attracts a number of tourists.
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Miramar Beach
4 kms from Panjim city limits
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Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim, also known as Panaji and is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. It is one of the two only beaches in Panjim, other being Caranzalem beach. Many people, mostly tourists, come to this beach every day, thanks to it's close proximity to Panjim, which is 4 kms away. Originally named Porta de Gaspar Dias by the Portuguese, the name was then changed to Miramar. Situated at the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea,it is a small beach that occasionally hosts some events. There are several educational institutions in the surrou...

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Morjim Beach
27 kms from Panjim city limits
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At a separation of 27 kms Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, Morjim Beach is arranged on the northern side of the Chapora River and south of Ashvem Beach. One can see the lovely Morjim Beach from the Chapora stronghold. The piece of the shoreline specifically inverse the post is generally betrayed. A couple of palm and Casuarinas pines can be found on the shoreline. Kite surfing is another action well known at this shoreline in view of its shallow profundity. The Morjim Beach is additionally the spot in Goa where one can see a great deal of net pullers who influence their living from the fish they to g...

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Museum of Christian Art, Panjim
12 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Museum of Christian Art, reputed to be the only one of its kind in whole of Asia, is located in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of World Heritage Monuments. It is located at a distance of 12 kms from Panaji city center.

The Museum which has enriched the cultural heritage and history of Goa is a project of the Archdiocese. It was originally set up with technical and financial assistance from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi, and located at the Seminary of Rachol, Sal...

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The Church of Our Lady of Compassion is located in the village of Piedade; in Divar island. It is at a distance of 33 km from Panjim. It is also known as The Our Lady of Piety Church, Divar, or 'Nossa Senhora da Piedade Igreja em Divar, Goa' in Portuguese. This church was originally a Chapel in 1541, and was rebuilt in 1625 and converted into the Our Lady of Piety Church, Divar, Goa. Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Our Lady of Piety) is the patron saint of this church. The construction of the present church began in 1700 and was completed in 1724. The church which was designed by a Goan priest. The ...

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Odxel Beach, Panjim
11 kms from Panjim city limits
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At a separation of 11 kms from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, Odxel Beach is popular for its golden shoreline. The shoreline offers a very and tranquil place to simply unwind. Local people are very benevolent as well. An outing spot supported by local people, the Beach is today the site of some land advancement. In Odxel Beach there is a Portuguese Catholic church situated at the correct hand position.

Numerous two or three has got hitched here. This congregation is the journey tourism spot in this area. The house of prayer takes into account the nearby Catholic populace in the town. Th...

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Once every year, the Olive Ridley Turtles found off Goa’s coast, head to the shore for nesting. Morjim, Galgibag and Agonda beaches see the most nestings. The turtles lay hundreds of eggs. On hatching, the hatchlings head back to sea. The entire process takes place under the careful watch of conservationists who ensure no one can cause the turtles any harm. Do try and catch this spectacle unfold the next time you are in Goa. The spot is at a distance of 29 kms from the city of Panaji.

The beaches of Agonda and Galjibag in Canancona taluka witnessed encouraging number of Olive Ridle...

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Ozran Beach
Within Panjim city limits
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At a separation of 20 km from Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand, Ozran Beach is an augmentation of the Vagator Beach. It is a hotspot for remote travelers and has a standout amongst the most pleasant settings found in this coastline. Ozran is a rough shoreline all the more so to its left side and right extremes.

These are the activities at the Ozran Beach like Watersports, Waterscooters, Banana boat rides, Fishing that visitors can partake in. The beach has the face of Shiva carved onto a rock on the beach. The sculpture was carved by a tourist visiting Goa. In recent years, it has eroded a...

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Reis Magos Fort is one of the oldest forts in the state and has been restored to serve as a cultural and heritage centre. It is located on the northern bank of Mandovi river in bardez, Goa and is with-in the city limits of Panjim.

Reis Magos symbolises 'Magi Kings' that is Three wise men. The fort is surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets , it is in a good state of preservation and is defended by 33 guns with accommodation for a small garrison. Reis Magos fort built in the 16th century ,is a fusion of Hindu and Portuguese style of architecture...

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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
7 kms from Panjim city limits
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SALIM ALI BIRD SANCTUARY is a estuarine mangrove habitat which is a protected reserve. It is located on the western tip of island of Chorao along the Mandovi River, Goa and is very close to the city limits of Panjim, at a distance of around 7 kms from city center.

Salim Ali bird Sanctuary is named after the late Salim Ali, the eminent Indian ornithologist, it is spread across over 440 acres and has paved walk that runs between mangroves of Rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia officinalis and 12 other species. Apart from a large variety of local, coastal and migratory birds, Dr. Salim Al...

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Se Cathedral, Panjim
12 kms from Panjim city limits
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Se Cathedral also known as Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located inside the archaeological complex of India, old Goa and is on the outskirts of the city of Panjim, at a distance of 12 kms from city center.

The Se Cathedral was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese and is an UNESCO world heritage site. The architecture style of the Se Cathedral is Portuguese-Manueline. The exterior is Tuscan, whereas the interior is Corinthian. The Cat...

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Shree Dharmanth Jain Temple, Panaji
Within Panjim city limits

Shree Dharmanth Jain Temple is one of the famous Jain temples in Goa, it is also known as Shwetambar Mandir. It is located in carrem, near succur junction and is with in the city limits of Panjim.

Made up of white stone, the temple was built by a Jain family living in Goa to promote and mix Jainism with the Goan culture. There is a bungalow opposite the temple, which provides bathing facility for both men and women, and items related to the Pooja are also available. The temple and all the amenities are handled by the staff appointed by the owners of the space.

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Shree Mahadev Temple, is a 12th-century Shaivite temple of the Lord Mahadeva and an active place of Hindu worship. It is notable as the oldest temple in Goa and is located near a small village called Tambdi Surla and in the north east region of Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, it is 65 kms from Panjim.

The temple was built by Kadamba Queen Kamaladevi and is maintained by the archaeological survey of India. It is considered to be the only specimen of Kadamba-Yadava architecture in basalt stone preserved and available in Goa. The temple survived invasions and the ...

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Shri Mahalasa Temple - Mardol
23.6 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Mahalasa Narayani Temple is one of the most famous and sought after Temple of Goa. It is located in Mardol, Ponda in the state of Goa, India. It is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Goddess Mahalasa and is located at a distance of 23. 6 kms from Panjim and can be reached via bus or car.

The Mahalasa Temple is a 450 year old temple which is very famous amongst Shri Mahalasa's Kulavis and all other devotees. Goddess Mahalasa is recognised as Mohini which is the female descent of Lord Vishnu. Mahalasa is depicted as having four hands with each hand carrying an essential symbol. The ...

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Shri Mahamaya Kalika Devasthan is a temple complex situated in the Kasarpal village of the Bicholim taluka which is a part of the state of Goa. It is a Hindu temple with Kali as the presiding deity. The aggressive and cruel Goddess Kali is worshipped in the firm of Mahamaya in the Temple. It is located at a distance of 14. 5 kms from the city of Panjim.

Goddess Kali though believed to be fierce and terrible, is worshipped in her calm form in Goa. As per the myths, it is believed that after killing the demons Sumbha and Nisumbha, Kali’s anger calmed down and she took a soft an...

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The Maruti Temple is located on the top of the Altinho hillock in an area called Mala in Panjim. The temple is located at a distance of 4 km from the Panjim city centre and can be reached by car or bus.

The Maruti Temple being one of the most beautiful temple in Goa is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god. The main idol is placed inside the main temple. However, another idol of Hanuman is placed in the basement and the devotees offer oil on this idol. At night, the temple is beautifully lit up and visible from a distance. Hanuman, is a Hindu God who was an avi...

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Sinquerim Fort
14 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Sinquerim Fort is an extension of the Aguada Fort which is a well preserved and maintained seventeenth-century fort situated in Bardez in North Goa, India. It is located at a distance of 14 kms from the city of Panjim in Goa.

The Sinquerim Fort stands tall overlooking the Arabian sea and divides the shoreline into two equal parts. The fort was built in 1612 by the Portuguese to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It also provided as the reference point to the European vessels. The fort is erected on the beach south of Candolim. It is stands at the shore of the Mandovi R...

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Siridao Beach
9.8 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Siridao beach is a famous beach of the Siridao village which is a small village in the Tiswadi taluka of North Goa district in the state of Goa, India. It is located at a distance of 9. 8 kms from Panjim city in Goa. It can be reached hy car, scooter or motorcycles. No public transport is available.

Situated at the mouth of the Zuari river, the Siridao beach has course sand and lots of rocks. It is also popularly known as the Shell Collector's beach as a wide variety of oysters and pearls shells can be found at the beach. The beach is not very popular amongst the tourists and...

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Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts
Within Panjim city limits

Arranged on Altinho slope bordering the preservation regions of Mala and Fontainhas, Sunaparanta is housed in a legacy property. With a focal patio transformed into a cafeteria, the lodge has remainders of both pre-Portuguese and Portuguese time plans. In the event that you are out for a walk, continue going past Mala zone towards Bishop's Palace on Altinho Hill. On the off chance that you look at the occasions previously, you may discover something of intrigue.

Photography, works of art, verse, music, theater, presentations and talks; articulations from crosswise over India and th...

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Surla Waterfalls
69 kms from Panjim city limits
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The temple is located at a distance of 69 kms from the capital city of Panjim. If you drive, it will take around 2 hours to reach your destination. Tambdi Surla cascades is a hour and a half far from the sanctuary. In the event that you are going by the sanctuary, a trek to the cascades ought to be an absolute necessity in your daily agenda. The falls is situated in the midst of thick woods, so it is prescribed to take a neighborhood control along. The trek may take somewhat more than a hour and a half relying upon the precarious rising.

Once you reach the waterfalls, you will find...

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Tivim, Panjim
20 kms from Panjim city limits
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Tivim is located just 5 km from the Mapusa city and is well known for the vast Industrial Estate that has been the source of livelihood of most of the people from this area and surrounding areas of Mapusa and remote villages. It is a beautiful terrain, with an abundance of placid lakes, ruins of ancient forts and hidden tunnels. It is located at a distance of 20 kms from Panjim city.

The passage to this pleasant town is a road of age old mango trees which have offered approach to late changes which can be found in the cutting edge houses and cottages for the most part because of th...

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Vagator Beach
21 kms from Panjim city limits
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Vagator Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in north Goa. It is located in Bardez taluk of Goa about 21 kms northwest of Panaji.

Found far from the other touristy places in Goa, Vagator is spotless and calm. Vagator is part into two as it is isolated by a headland. When you remain on the headland confronting the ocean, the shoreline on your privilege is the Big Vagator Beach or North Vagator Beach and the shoreline on the left is Ozran Beach which is prevalently known as meager Vagator Beach. The shoreline is a decent place to invest some energy in peace and recuperates from...

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Vainguinim Beach
7 kms from Panjim city limits
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Vainguinim beach is located about 7 kms south of Panaji Center, Panjim.

Vainguinim beach is known for its enormous silver sand seashore and clear greenish blue waters and attracts a large number of tourists who are usually looking for isolation and some quiet. Vainguinim is surrounded by plush trees which are home to various different species of birds. There aren’t as many tourists here as you would find on the other beaches in the North

Shockingly, for a confined shoreline with very little vacationer movement, this shoreline has very a few exercises that you can keep yo...

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Wax World Museum, Panjim
12 kms from Panjim city limits
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The Wax World Museum is located at the Old Goa Church Complex. It is at a distance of 12 kms from Panaji, the state capital.

Old Goa is the home to India's second wax museum. Each figurine is carefully sculpted of paraffin wax; the hair used is natural, although the eyes and teeth are artificial. The museum has over 30 life-size, statues of famous personalities of Indian culture, heritage and religion. One of the main attractions is the sculpting of the 'last supper' which is 22 feet in length and weights 500 kilos. There is a statue called 'say no to drugs' which shows you the sid...

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