Panaji lives up to its charm at dusk

Lying on the banks of the Mandovi estuary in North Goa, Panaji (Panjim in English) is the capital of Goa. With a population of 65,000 in the city and approximately 100,000 in the metropolitan area, Panaji is Goa’s third largest city after Vasco da Gama and Margao.

Meaning “Land that never floods”, Panaji’s unique character comes from its terraced hills, concrete buildings with balconies, churches, a riverside promenade and red-roofed houses built in Latin style. The Portugese influence on Panaji’s architecture is also apparent with ‘The Baroque church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception‘ overlooking the main square known as Praça da Igreja, its pretty villas, cobbled streets and interesting buildings.

Photography credit: Abhisek Sarda