Porvorim, often called Purvari, is a suburb of Panaji in North Goa. Just across the Mandovi River, Porvorim is only 9.6 kilometers from Panaji. It takes only 18 minutes by road to reach the capital of Goa after crossing the Atal Setu. Once a small village, it has grown because of its proximity to Panaji, and emerged as a popular residential district. It is not a tourist area, but is close to Candolim, Calangute, and Baga.
Porvorim is on the NH 66 that connects Goa with Mumbai. It is also at the crossroads of the Socorro–Sangolda Road and the Panaji–Mapusa highway. The transport network is excellent. There are many hospitals, schools, restaurants, shops, department stores, cinemas, parks, and even a post office and telephone exchange here. Many government offices are also located here.
Porvorim has managed to retain its old village charm in spite of the recent growth. It is still a sleepy hamlet with many tall trees and a lot of greenery. There are many old mansions and Portuguese houses, churches, and temples.
Benefits Of Staying In Porvorim
- Very close to Panaji, only 9.6 kilometers, across the Mandovi River. It takes only about 20 minutes by road.
- Very good transport infrastructure. NH 66, Socorro–Sangolda Road, and the Panaji–Mapusa highway.
- High speed internet, consistent electricity supply without fluctuation
- Municipality structure, post office, telephone exchange
- Shopping malls, stores, hospitals, clinics, restaurants
- Lower rent than Panaji
- Quiet, safe, and green neighborhood
Places To Visit
Porvorim is close to 3 extremely popular beaches in North Goa – Candolim, Calangute, and Baga. The Aguada Fort and Reis Magos forts are also close. You can also visit Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. There are many water based casinos on the river.
There are several places to shop and many parks here –
The Inox Multiplex is located at Mall De Goa in Porvorim.
It has 4 movie theaters.
Hospitals, Clinics, Pharmacies
- Mandovi Hospital
- Ved Ayurvedic Clinic
- Dr. Prabhu Hospital
- JMJ Hospital
- Chodankar Hospital
- RG Stone a Urology Hospital
- Goa Scan Centre
- Manoshri Children's Hospital
Best Places To Stay (Long Term)
In recent years, several residential communities and colonies have come up. Apartment rental prices are lower than Panaji. Many people have moved to Porvorim, especially those who want to live in a peaceful, quiet, and green area, but want to stay close to Panaji, and want to save rental money. This is a good neighborhood for young families and those who are looking for a job or have just started working.
- Devashri Gardens
- Devashri Greens
- Supreme By the Woods
- Socorro Gardens
- Landscape City
- Sapana Gardens
- Nova Cidade
Many of them are gated communities with modern luxuries and amenities, such as swimming pool, CCTV, security, landscaped gardens, covered parking, elevators, clubs, community centers, jogging tracks, and others.
Apartments for rent in Porvorim are between 18,000 INR (unfurnished) to 45,000 INR (furnished) per month. Apartments are also available for sale from 45 lacs to 85 lacs.
2BHK service apartment in Porvorim
Supreme by the Woods are service apartments in North Goa, very close to the state capital Panaji. It is in a prime location, just off the NH 66 that connects Goa with Mumbai. There are 6 towers spread over 5 floors.
- Peters Kitchen
- Dominos Pizza
- O Coquero Junction
- Cafe Coffee Day
- Biryani Palace
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