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Brief

Today, Panaji is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world owing to its relaxed and friendly ambience. Its leafy avenues, commercial hub, colonial buildings, churches and beaches are all its attractions for avid tourists.

History

Panaji, the capital of Goa is situated at the mouth of the Mandovi River. A provincial Mediterranean town, Panaji was a port of Adil Shahi of Bijapur but became the military base of the Portuguese in 1510. In 1759 the Viceroy of Old Goa shifted to Panjim (Panaji) as there were frequent epidemics in Old Goa. The city became the official capital of Portuguese territories in India only in 195%.

 
 
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