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.