Panjim ,Goa (India)
The city's present official name is Panaji. The Portuguese name was Pangim, although officially named Nova Goa. The city is popularly also called Panjim (in English). It has been renamed Panaji since the 1960s. The city is called Ponnjé in Konkani.
Panjim was annexed by India with the rest of Goa and the former Portuguese territories after the Indian invasion of Portuguese India in 1961. It became a state-capital on Goa's elevation to statehood in 1987. Between 1961 and 1987, it was the capital of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu. A new Legislative Assembly complex was inaugurated in March 2000, across the Mandovi River, in Alto Porvorim. Panjim is also the administrative headquarters of North Goa district.
Best Time The best season or months to visit places in Panjim are February, October, November, December.
opening and closing time
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri-9:30 AM - 7:00 PM, Sat, Sun- 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Monday to Thursday: 2,500 rupees and get One Time Play Coupons worth 1,500 rupees. Friday to Sunday: 3,500 rupees and get One Time Play Coupons worth 2,000 rupees.
Panjim is the state capital of Goa and is popularly known as the seat of the Government. It houses the head offices of most business concerns and is also known as Panaji to many.
Panjim is located on the south bank of the wide Mandovi River and is one of India's smallest and pleasantest state capitals. It is the place where the first medical school of India was established. The Goa Medical College established in 1842 was also one of the oldest medical colleges in Asia, built by the Portuguese.
Near By Attraction
2. Shantadurga Temple
3. Ashwem Beach
4. Basilica of Bom Jesus
5.Reis Magos Fort
Karmali station is the nearest railway station from panaji or panjim. Which is located around 10km from panaji. Karmali station code is KRMI. But all express trains doesn't halt there
Application Availability Which Save Some Money
Zomato ,Swiggy(best service for delicious food)
Uber,Ola(best service available for cab upto 24/7 hours)
Interesting facts about Taraporewala Aquarium
1 The Panjim town has preserved its Portuguese heritage remarkably well and parts of it still consist of narrow winding streets, old houses with over hanging balconies, red-tiled roofs and numerous small bars and cafe's.
2 Signs in Portuguese can still be seen over shops, cafe's and administrative buildings. Fontainhas transfers you back into the Portuguese days since it has retained its old charm and character. Within the commercial heart of the city rises majestically, the white-washed 'Church of the Immaculate Conception' founded in 1540