There are few sights to beat the tranquil deep blue
River Mandovi as she greets you with the morning sun slanting off her sparkling water.
Canny guests of Panaji Residency select the river facing rooms well in advance and
they all agree that there is something about this view that makes them come back to this hotel time after time.
Maybe it’s the view; maybe it’s the people who keep this hotel and its 45 rooms
running efficiently; maybe it’s the easy availability of a business centre on the ground floor; the
shopping arcade, Aparant the handicrafts store with only
Goan handicraft items made by Goan artists on display; may be its beauty parlour.
Or it could be Ruchira the multi-cuisine restaurant
that serves a mouth watering array of delicious fare and the best liquors at its well-stocked bar.
A definite sign about the quality of food in an establishment would be the percentage of locals who have
their meals there. Ruchira always has a large number of localPanjimites queuing up a meal.
You cannot fool the Goan foodie. If he comes back to a restaurant, you know the food is great.
Guests say it’s a combination of everything that makes Panjim Residency
hard to beat. This comes from 40 years of providing a home away from home for innumerable guests, right in the
centre of the most happening city of Goa – its capital Panjim.
Situated just a short walk away from offices, shopping arcades, the bus terminus and the
river cruise boats, you have everything you want at the Panaji Residency.
Though, we must warn you that it will be difficult getting out of your comfortable bed in the morning and
leaving that wonderful view.
This river changes constantly with fishing craft bouncing restlessly at the jetty across the water, a passenger
ferry chugging across from beautiful Betim to the capital city, occasionally a barge
will sail importantly down the river laden with its red gold of iron ore and beautiful yachts from all over the world
touch base at the Panjim Jetty to rest and refuel their energy for another adventure across the seven seas
Around Panaji Residency
There’s a lot to do in Panjim. It’s a walker’s city.
A short stroll across the road and over the New Patto Bridge will bring you to the river
cruise boats which will take you on an unforgettable journey up and down the tranquil
Mandovi River. The Adil Shah Palace which housed the Secretariat
of the Government of Goais another short stroll to the left. Further in is the calm buzz of the
church square dominated by the Immaculate Conception Church. Half a minute's walk away is the
Jama Masjid and two minutes away from the masjid is the Mahalaxmi Temple.
You can avail of the daily sightseeing tours or browse the sunny lanes of
Panaji city, or go for long leisurely walks along the boulevarde all the way to
Kala Academy and take in a play or a concert. The latest movies are shown at the
INOX Multiplex. ThePanjim Market is worth a visit, for its colour, noise and
a close look at the unique fisherwomen who reign supreme over the seafood they sell – a food item that
Goans prize more than gold and jewels.
You can hop on to a bus at the Kadamba Bus Terminus and go anywhere in
Goa;just make certain you find out the timings of the return trip