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Porvorim - A Vacation Base!


Porvorim or Alto Porvorim in Goa is a township located just at the entrance to Panjim once you’ve crossed Mapusa on the Mumbai – Goa highway. The proximity of Porvorim to the rest of Goa makes it an ideal base for your Goa vacation. Just a little outside the township is the Salim Ali Bird sanctuary, an ideal place for photographers.

A little down the road towards Panjim on the bank of the river Mandovi, one can visit the Reis Magos fort which has been recently renovated and offers a breathtaking view of the river. With its numerous ferry boats and mini cruisers this makes for an ideal dusk location.

Porvorim is an upmarket residential area and is for all practical purposes considered an extended suburb of the Goan capital Panjim. Panjim is just a drive down the road across the Panjim bridge and has a host of activities to offer. A restaurant called Cajuerio and a pastry shop called Majestic are two of the most famous eateries in Porvorim and one must drop by both of them.

Cheap and good accommodation is rampant in Porvorim, it isn’t as expensive as neighbouring party zones of Candolim and Baga, but then again, very close to them.

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How to Reach Porvorim

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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