The Mandovi River serves as a beautiful backdrop to the current and former capitals of Goa, Panaji and Old Goa respectively. Full of colonial charm, Panjim – officially known by its Maharashtrian name Panaji, which means “land that does not flood” – retains an old-fashioned character, which is evident in its grand colonial era buildings and backstreets of the atmospheric Latin Quarter, Fontainhas. Linked to modern Panaji by a centuries-old causeway is Old Goa, once known as “Golden Goa” for its incredible prosperity. Foremost among the attractions here are its iconic Baroque churches, which have ...

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