Category Natural / Scenic beauty

Nestled within the scenic Bardez taluka of North Goa district lies Porvorim, a charming suburban locality that stands as the de-facto legislative capital of Goa. Its serene landscape, situated on the northern bank of the Mandovi River, offers a tranquil escape just 4 km away from Panaji, boasting a rich blend of history, culture, and modernity.

Porvorim proudly hosts the esteemed State Legislative Assembly complex, marking its significance as a pivotal administrative hub. Historically, it was known as the “por-vod,” signifying the last “vado” (ford) of the Socorro village, situated at the intersection of the Panjim-Mapusa highway and the Socorro-Sangolda Road.

Renowned for its upscale residential offerings, Porvorim presents an array of ready-to-move residences, guest houses, and villas. Its strategic position alongside the Panvel-Kochi-Kanyakumari motorway ensures seamless interstate connectivity, facilitating easy access to Maharashtra and the capital city.

This vibrant neighborhood thrives amidst a backdrop of lush natural beauty, with the Mandovi River lending its serene presence. From lively nightlife areas to pristine beaches and bustling shopping centers, Porvorim caters to diverse needs, offering a plethora of amenities such as hospitals, health centers, and pharmacies for its residents. Moreover, Mall De Goa, the largest mall in Goa, sits within Porvorim, while Caculo Mall lies a mere 10 kilometers away, catering to shopping and leisure desires.

In essence, Porvorim is not just a geographical location; it’s a canvas painted with history, culture, and natural beauty. Its tranquil yet vibrant ambiance makes it a gem within the treasure trove of Goa’s diverse landscapes, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in its charm and create everlasting memories.


Houses of Goa Museum
River Mandovi and River Mapusa
Penha De Franca Church
Torda Creek
Art Park
Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and Mangrove Forest
Salvador Do Mundo Church


Porvorim has several accommodations such as boutique resorts, villas, hotels, and guesthouses. Being located close to many popular tourists’ destinations in North Goa, Porvorim and its neighbouring areas have several accommodations such as boutique resorts, villas, hotels, and guesthouses.


Swadesh Darshan 2.0
Porvorim has been selected as one of 2 tourist destinations in Goa under the Central Ministry scheme – Swadesh Darshan 2.0. With the mantra of ‘vocal for local’, the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 seeks to attain “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” by realizing India’s full potential as a tourism destination. The scheme is a holistic mission to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations covering tourism and allied infrastructure, tourism services, human capital development, destination management and promotion backed by policy and institutional reforms.


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How to Reach:

By Air

Dabolim Airport (GOI) -21 kms, Mopa Airport (GOX) -63.3 kms

By Train

Thivim Railway Station -16.0 kms, Karmali Railway Station -17.8 kms

By Road

Buses are available from Porvorim to Panaji and to Mapusa. Taxis, autos and motorcycle pilots are also available. Rental bikes and cars are easily available.