Introduction
Panaji is the capital of the Indian state of Goa. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi estuary, in the district of North Goa.Panaji is a well-known tourist center and is known for the prominent churches, which are there in this city. Panaji has a unique character of its own. Though one may not find tall skyscrapers there, the town boasts of having preserved its historical buildings and at the same time it has modern structures. The houses in Goa are exquisitely decorated with red roof tiles and built in a unique Portugal style. The Portugal style is evident in hanging balconies, narrow lanes, top-notch manicured gardens lined by trees such as the Gulmohar. The people of Panaji are very warm and hospitable.

Area 36 sq km
Altitude 7 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-21.0C,Max.-26.0 C Winter,Min.-20.0C,Max.-24.0C
Language Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English
STD Code 0832
Rainfall 3250 mm. average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to April

Panaji Map



How to get there
1. Air :- Goa is connected with Mumbai (Bombay), Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai (Madras), Mangalore and Trivandrum. Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport from the city of Panaji.

2. Rail:-Panaji is connected with Mumbai (Bombay), Delhi, Pune, Secunderabad and Jaipur. Madgaon is the nearest railway station from Panaji.

3. Road:-Agra, on cross-roads of National Highways 2, 3. and 11, is excellently connected to all parts of the country. So it is the premier tourist destination of India. The state transports have ordinary as well as deluxe bus services for this place of the Taj.


Places to Visit
Ruins of St. Augustine's Tower Archaeological Museum
Calangute Beach Panaji Museum
Immaculate Conception Church Idalcao Palace


Excursion
Xavier Institute of Research Salvador do Mundo
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Beaches around Panaji

Shopping
Brassware, terracotta, shell work, Curios and old coins, carved furniture are the prime attraction of shopping.


Accommodation
Goa Marriott Resort Cidade de Goa
Sun N Sand Goa Vainguinim Valley Resorts
Panjim Inn - Panjim Peoples Sodder's Svelton Manor
The Majestic