The smallest state of the Indian Subcontinent is Goa. Yet it has many towns and cities that are important from tourism point of view. The state of Goa is known for its architectural wonders and ancient Portuguese style of construction. One can see modern and sophisticated infrastructures merging graciously with the ancient and primeval ruins and churches.
The capital of Goa is Panaji, also known as Panjim and is located in the
northern part of Goa. It was declared the capital city of Goa in 1987 when
Goa was declared an independent state. Panaji is the administrative
headquarter of the northern province of Goa. Panaji is the commercial hub of
the state and is the third largest city in Goa. Other major cities in Goa
are Margao, Vasco-da-Gama, Mapusa and Ponda. All these cities are abundant
in modern civic amenities and infrastructure. But the charm still lies in
the way people preserve their cultural identity and heritage and accept to
move along with time.
The cities of Goa are known for their historical and cultural aspects and
are home to different facets of Goa. The Goan cities are also a paradise for
avid photographers and one can capture beautiful and stunning moments with
the backdrop of the spectacular Goan cities.