Porvorim

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Porvorim
पुवरी
Town
Porvorim is located in Goa
Porvorim
Porvorim
Porvorim is located in India
Porvorim
Porvorim
Location in Goa, India
Coordinates: 15°29′35″N 73°49′05″E / 15.493°N 73.818°E / 15.493; 73.818Coordinates: 15°29′35″N 73°49′05″E / 15.493°N 73.818°E / 15.493; 73.818
Country  India
State Goa
Area
 • Total 8.12 km2 (3.14 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 59,066
 • Density 7,274/km2 (18,840/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0832
Vehicle registration GA
Website goa.gov.in
The legislative capital of Goa
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Porvorim (pronounced [puːrʋɔrĩ]), also known as Purvari, is the legislative capital of the state of Goa, India. It is situated on the right bank (north bank) of the Mandovi River. The administrative capital Panaji is located on the opposite bank. Considered as a suburb of Panaji, Porvorim is considered an upmarket residential hub as it lies on the prime MumbaiGoa highway NH17.

Porvorim is hardly a couple of kilometers from the state capital, Panaji. Officially a village, it provides facilities no short of that of a town or a small city.

Many housing localities and complexes are also located in Porvorim, such as

  • Journalist Colony
  • Housing Board Colony
  • Pundalik Nagar
  • Defense Colony
  • Devashri Gardens
  • Nova Cidade
  • Sapana Gardens
  • Landscape City
  • Socorro Gardens
  • Post & BSNL Quarters

Porvorim is well connected by roads. The National Highway 17(NH17) runs through Porvorim. Infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, hotels and highways is developing here at a high pace. The Mall De Goa shopping mall is situated here.

History[edit]

Historically, Porvorim was originally centered on the village market at the crossroad between the Panaji–Mapusa highway and the Socorro–Sangolda road. It used to be the por-vod or last vādo of the village of Socorro. Ecclesiastically speaking, the parish church was Nossa Senhora do Socorro, at Zosvaddo, Socorro; Porvorim was served by the Candelaria chapel near the market, and by the Holy Family chapel (now an independent church) higher up, in Alto Porvorim.

It was the ancestral home of eminent Goans such as Fr. Hubert Olympus Mascarenhas and Julio Ribeiro.

Development[edit]

Porvorim still has a lot of greenery. Porvorim now is particularly a residential area with educational institutions around.

Porvorim is situated on the banks of River Mandovi, with an excellent view of the state capital Panaji from the Mandovi bridge. Porvorim is home to several educational institutions, including the prominent Vidya Probhodhini Education Society, with pre-primary, primary, high school and senior secondary schooling sections.

Educational and Government Institutes[edit]

Porvorim is home to several educational and other governmental institutes.

  • Directorate of Technical Education
  • Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE)
  • Vidya Prabodhini Parivar's L.D. Samant High School with Vidya Prabodhini Higher Secondary School
  • ACDIL High School
  • Holy Family High School
  • Teachers Training College
  • Institute of Hotel Management, IHM
  • Kids Kingdom International School
  • Thomas Stefens Konkani Kendra
  • Sanjay School for the disabled
  • Goa Housing Board
  • Goa Legislative Assembly
  • Spring Valley High School
  • Goa Cricket Association, GCA

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Restaurants in Porvorim[edit]

There are several restaurants in Porvorim, such as[2]

  • Hotel Casabela
  • Biryani Palace
  • Cajueiro Restaurant (NOW SHUT DOWN)
  • Casino Motels
  • Don Pedro's Restaurant
  • O' Coqueiro
  • Tapasvi restaurant
  • Sanskruthi Pure Veg Restaurant
  • Chandrakant Restaurant
  • Hotel Patrao Bar & Restaurant
  • Mona Lisa Bar & Restaurant
  • Picnic Restaurant & Pub
  • Sanskruti
  • Manderian
  • Yamuna Bar & Restaurant
  • Hotel Casabela
  • Hotel Chaska
  • Hotel Corner Stone

Hospitals, Health Centers and Pharmacies in Porvorim[edit]

  • Mandovi Clinic
  • Goa Scan Center
  • RG Urology and Laparoscopy Hospital
  • Manoshri Children's Hospital-Dr Kini's Clinic
  • Specs i Opticians
  • Chodankar Hospital
  • Jesus Mary Joseph Hospital

Dr.Sardesai X-ray and Ultrasound Clinic

Other Major Cities in Goa[edit]

References[edit]

Goa Govt website Goa tourism website