India - Panaji City Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Panaji City Information

Panaji means "Land that never floods". It is the capital of Goa and headquarters of North Goa District.

It is 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.

Places of Interest:

Church of Immaculate Conception - It is white coloured Church with Portuguese Baroque style tall twin towers. The bell fitted at the church is the second largest in Goa, which was brought from its original site Augustinian monastery in Old Goa.

Secretariat - It was originally Adil Shah's palace but later it became the Viceroy's official residence.

Institute Menezes Braganza - It has the paintings by European artists of 19th and early 20th centuries and Goan artists of 20th century. 

Dona Paula - It is a small palm fringed beach with casuarina groves and several resorts.

 

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