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Panaji Panjim

Panaji (Panjim) is the capital of Goa and headquarters of the North Goa District. It is a fascinating city on the left bank of the Mandovi River, with gorgeous red-roofed houses constructed in Latin style. The other features of this town include many modern houses, well manicured gardens, statues and avenues with Gulmohar and Acacia trees. Panaji city in Goa is the major gateway to this fascinating land of sun, sand and beach. Besides the tourist attractions in Panaji, the city has a distinctive charm that has beguiled scores of tourists from all over the world.

Saligaon Church Panaji lies in the Tiswadi taluka of North Goa and is nested on the left bank of the Mandovi River. The focal point of this town is the Church Square or Largo de lgreja. Another major attraction of the town is Church of the Immaculate Conception, which is designed in the Portuguese Baroque style based on the church at Reis Magos. You can also find the impressive image of Lady of Fatima in one of the altars. There is a grandiose Adilshahi Palace that was rebuilt by the Jeronimo de Azevedo, a Portuguese viceroy. Some of the other attractions in Panaji (Panjim) include the library, Braganza Institute, Jama Masjid, Mahalaxmi Temple, St Thome quarter, and Sebastian Chapel.

Panaji, being the capital city of Goa, offers lots of accommodation options for the tourists in various categories to cater to the huge number of tourists flocking in here. A fine heritage hotel in Panaji is Panjim Inn which would let you relive the glorious past during your stay here. The deluxe hotel in Panaji is The Majestic Goa. Some of the leading three star hotels in Panaji are Hotel Nova Goa and Hotel Mandovi.

Transportation to Panaji is also quite convenient, the city being accessible by air, rail and road transport. The nearest airport is Dabolim which is located close to the town and connects the major destinations of India. The nearby railway station is Madgaon and you can reach here from the major cities of India such as Bangalore, Cochin, Delhi, Chennai (Madras), Mangalore and Trivandrum. Besides, the road transport is also efficient and the smooth network of roads makes surface transport very easy and exciting.

To make your tour to Panaji a memorable experience, you must not miss out on its cuisine, seafood being the common thing to relish. You can enjoy a large variety of fish along with lobsters and crabs. The native food, Vindaloo curry with fish or chicken is equally delectable and the taste would linger in your mouth for quite some time.

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