Panaji, located at the mouth of the Mandovi river, is the capital city of Goa. It has its own charm, a river flowing along one side of the city, some areas which are low-rise and red-roofed, and even a Portuguese Quarter at the eastern end of town.

Hits: 4285

Read more: Panaji


Margao, often called the commercial capital of Goa, is the capital of the southern taluka of Salcete and also of the South Goa district. Because of its location, it serves as a service and transport hub to all the areas of South Goa.

Hits: 4315

Read more: Margao


Mapusa (pronounced as Mapsa by the locals) is Goa's third largest town and the capital of the northern Bardez taluka. It is mainly a market town for the surrounding beach areas of Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna and Baga among others.

Hits: 3979

Read more: Mapusa


Ponda lies about 28 kms south-east of Panaji and 17 kms north-east of Margao. The town was born after the Portuguese took over the area in 1791 from the Raja of Sonda and annexed it along with Quepem, Canacona and Sanguem forming the New Conquests.

Hits: 4078

Read more: Ponda


The industrial town of Vasco da Gama, named after the Portuguese voyager, is around 30 kms away from the capital city of Panaji and is spread around the base of the peninsula which leads to the Mormugao harbour.

Hits: 4011

Read more: Vasco

Use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms.
Copyright © 2010-2012 All rights reserved. Best viewed with Google Chrome 11 or Firefox 3.6 and above.

Log In or Register



User Registration
or Cancel