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Nehanshi Sadh

Nehanshi Sadh5.0/5

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Awesome location

The location of Porvorim was awesome and also very suitable to stay for tourists as it is situated on right bank of Mandovi river and it is well connected with roads it's also has good infrastructure such as hospitals, hotels and highways developing here at a high pace and Mall the Goa is also here and it hardly a couple of km from panaji

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

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Enjoy with comfort-Porvorim

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, Defense 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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Porvorim Overview

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.

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Aldona Village, Porvorim

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Church interior arrangements
Aldona Village, Porvorim

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Corjuem Cable Bridge
Assonora Village, Porvorim

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Hall in the temple

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