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Another name of Panjim is Panaji. There are many theories to support the origin of the name. One theory suggests that Panjim is derived from Portuguese word Pangim. Another theory suggests that Sanskrit words Panjani and khali which mean boat and small creek respectively together are responsible for the name Panaji. Whereas some other historians suggest that the place was named after a Shia Muslim mosque ‘Panja’ which is located on a hilltop. Whatever it is, to a common man the Goan capital is known as Panjim. Panjim is the ideal place if you wish to have a feel of colonial days of Goa. Houses, cafes, streets, churches belong to Portuguese architecture and culture are scattered here and there.
Dona Paola: If someone ask you to name a few most prominent tourists places of Goa. Dona Paola will be there in the list. As per the local folklore Dona Paola was a charitable Dutch woman who was very famous among locals. So, after his death people preferred to rename this place as Dona Paola. This place is favorite among couples. Though the romantic story attached to it by local guides is not true.
Bambolim beach: Unlike north Goan beaches like Baga, Calangute, Anjuna Bambolim beach is less frequented by tourists therefore it is lonely and peaceful. This beach is around 7 km away from Goan capital Panjim. Since Bambolim beach is not very deep you can try to swim here.
Salim Ali bird sanctuary: This is the ideal place for nature lovers and nature lovers. Named after renowned ornithologist Salim Ali. Apart from a wide variety of birds this bird sanctuary houses a lot of species of animals and plans.Salim Ali bird sanctuary is barely 5 km away from Panjim
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