Panjim is also known as panaji, state capital of Goa. It is the biggest city in north Goa with a population of 40,017. Panjim, at the mouth of the Mandovi River, became the leafy capital showcasing 19th-century Portuguese architecture, which it still does with elan. It is connected to the mainland by bridges. In Panaji, you will find the Miramar and some other beaches, but the city is more about heritage buildings, churches, architecture, walking tours, and fun activities like casino gaming and river cruising. You can lose yourself in colourful heritage areas like Fontainhas, which co-exist with bustling areas like MG Road. Spending a day or two in Panaji is must to experience Goa.