Porvorim Tourism

Porvorim Tourism

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1816 Ratings & 1234 Reviews

Porvorim Info

  • State: Goa
  • Famous for/as: Beach
  • District: North Goa
Porvorim or Parvari is a village located in the North Goa District, in the state of Goa, on the right-north bank of the Mandovi River. Though it is officially a village, it is a prime residential area and home to a large number of hotels, which are thronged by tourists visiting Panaji. It is the legislative capital of Goa. Its strategic location along NH-17, better known as the Mumbai-Goa Highway, provides easy accessibility.

This village has been under the rule of different dynasties, such as Bhojas, Satavahanas, Kshatrapa, Abhira, Chalukyas, Silharas and Kadambas. After the rule of the Adilshahis, the Portuguese landed on the shores of Goa. Much of Porvorim’s modern history is centered around the Portuguese Inquisition of India. It came under Indian jurisdiction in the year 1961, when Goa was annexed by India.

The Portuguese left a lasting impression on this village. There are many restaurants in this village which serve traditional Portuguese cuisine, along with Goan food. The main language spoken in this village is Konkani, while Hindi, English, Marathi, Kannada and Portuguese are also spoken here.

Located just 2 km away from Panaji, Porvorim is mainly used as a resting place by tourists. Due to the confluence of cultures and religions in the past, it is home to various churches and temples, like Lord Shiva Temple, Lord Hanuman Temple and Holy Family Church. It is well known for various reputed educational institutions, like Institute of Hotel Management, Goa and the Vidya Probodhini Education Society.

Tourists have to take flights to Dabolim Airport in Goa, which is located 18 km from Porvorim. It connects this village with major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore. Porvorim is also linked with such cities by the Margao Railway Station, which is located 54 km away. Kadamba Bus Stand in Panaji is the most prominent interstate bus station near this village and connects it to Mumbai, Bangalore and Hampi, among other major cities.

Porvorim experiences tremendous variations in weather, with hot summers and cool winters. The summer season lasts from April to June and is characterised by high temperature and humidity. The best time to visit Porvorim is in the months of January, February and March.

Porvorim is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Mapusa and Panjim.

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Porvorim Traveller Reviews

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Atul Adholiya

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  • Atul Adholiya
  • Lives in Gwalior
  • 1 Review
  •  69 readers

"A place to relax & have fun"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Feb 5, 2016
Very nice to visit the place again, it is a pleasing and relaxing visit to Goa. This time i have visited Doodhsagar along with the family, the place is beautiful and nicely maintained. Nice sea food and Goan flavour experienced. Dolphin ride from coco beach is really very good, fort Agwada and Dauna paola are other places with famous beach destination one must visit while in Goa.
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K v rao

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"A great destination for fun"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 18, 2016
Goa offers fun and very multi cultured. The restaurants, particularly the beach shacks offer lip smacking food. Ashwen beach near Mapusa is a must see. The imposing churches & ancient temples are a treat. The boat ride to spot dolphins was a pleasant experience. The boat ride is well organized.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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"Enjoy with comfort-Porvorim"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 14, 2015
Porvorim is considered the legislative capital of the Goa, and it is situated at the north bank of the Monovi River, a suburb of Panji, on NH-17. It also gives a look of city. Many residential colonies are situated here such as, Journalist Colony, Housing Board Colony, Pundalik Nagar, Defence Colony, Nova Cidade, Landscape City, Sapna Gardens, Post & BSNL Quarters. It has developed at very fast pace, very basic infrastructure like roads, schools, colleges, hospitals, shopping malls, hotels are available at this destination makes more vibrant to have a comfortable stay. This village is situated exactly at a cross of Panji-Mapusa Road and Socorro-Sangolda road. The parish church is Nossa Senhora do Socorro, at Zosvaddo, Socorro; Porvorim is served by the Candelaria chapel near the market, and by the Holy Family chapel too. It has a lush green land and one may have a fascinating look of Panji from Mondovi Bridge. It has several educational Institutes and Governmental Institutes. Hotel Casabela, Biryani Palace, Casino Motels, Don Pedro's Restaurant, Tapasvi restaurant, Sanskruthi Pure Veg Restaurant, Chandrakant Restaurant, Hotel Patrao Bar & Restaurant, Mona Lisa Bar & Restaurant, Picnic Restaurant & Pub etc. For accommodation Neo Majestic, Hotel Gautam, Hotel Solmar Exotica etc. It is a good destination one may say a perfect destination, as this is just centre for the Capital Panji, North Goa's Major Town Mapusa, and South Goa Margao and Vasco, so obviously the points of attractions are also to enjoy with comfort.
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Chirag Mehta

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  • Chirag Mehta
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 44 Reviews
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  •  75947 readers

"Extended part of Panjim"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2015
As it happens everywhere when certain city develops nearby area also joins in development the same thing has happened to Porvorim also. Once Panjim got developed, this part started buzzing with all sort of activities, be it residential or commercial development.

Many food restaurants are situated in this area with little shopping activities.

Good and a peaceful area.
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  • 2 votes

Avinash Kamat

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  • Avinash Kamat
  • Lives in Pune
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  352 readers

"Delightful place to enjoy and relax"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 1, 2014
I love this place very much, near to Panjim. Central place for south and north Goa, very close to NH 17. Less crowded, peaceful,
fun filled and modest. Goa is a delightful place to be with friends, and that is what I did. You need at least three days if you only want to be at the beach and a week or so, if it is your first time and you want to tour around the city, the fort and the churches as well.
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Dr.nikhil chamankar

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  • Dr.nikhil chamankar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
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"Porvorim Trip"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 31, 2013
Jus prior to Panjim city this place is on the highway and can act as a great place as your base as most beaches of north goa are close by. Can also enjoy the drive to south goa. Neccessary ameneties are close by .

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Aguada fort, Calangute Beach, Palolem beach

Activities & things to do: Beach sports at Calangute
Dolphins at Aguada

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Bus Train Car
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Praveen Paun

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  • Praveen Paun
  • Lives in Panjim
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Very close to all destinations."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 9, 2013
Good place to stay if you want to visit all important places in Goa. Also for people who come for their office work mostly in cities like Panaji or Mapusa, it is very close from Porvorim.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Restaurants are okay but you can find almost everything here, no need to go to the market area.

Activities & things to do: Nothing great as such. Cafe coffee day and Dominos pizza are the only nationally known places.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Very cool and calm place to stay. People are very friendly.
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Chandan agrawal

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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Apr 17, 2013
A place with connects the main destinations. A place to relax with, And somewhere you can just feel free to go in a direction yu want to go out . From south to north goa anywhere , Since at the hill ways, CENTRE of the city.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Not that much.

Activities & things to do: Stay at resort

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Good if you own yur own vehicles
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Shiela Nayak

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  • Shiela Nayak
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  • Lives in Mangalore
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  • 5 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  3445 readers

"All are welcome"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2013
Goa, As you will hear from all visitors, is a very welcoming & more so in the recent years ,the place has grown friendly. You can rent a two wheeler & just galivant all over the state .
The beaches are so pristine ( only visitors leave them dirty ), every beach has it's own charm.
You have to search for places that serve you local cuisine, as due to foreign visitors for is more so adapted to thier taste
And then, there are weekly markets that are enchanting with art culture shows & variety of bohemian, eclectic stuff you can browse through
It is a very welcoming place. You will be enticed to visit over and over again
We make trip every year & still cannot get enough of it

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Coquero in Parvari, Gudinhos in Panaji

Activities & things to do: Swimming, Sightseeing, Small library

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Easy to locate - Knowing Marathi helps
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Venkatesh Modur

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  • Venkatesh Modur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
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"Porvorim, Goa"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 27, 2013
A predominantly residential locality by the side of the Goa - Bombay highway. Close to Panaji (2km) and about 7-10 kms from popular beaches of Goa.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Navtara restaurant was really nice, had vast menu options, very clean and extremely reasonably priced.

Activities & things to do: Not much to do here except stay for the night. Hotel Camphor (part of Sterling Holidays) is located here and is a good option for travelers who have personal transport.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Just proceed north on the Mandovi bridge from Panaji and Porvorim is about 2 km. Place is very safe and people very friendly.
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