Panaji means "land that never floods". It has terraced hills, concrete buildings with balconies and red-tiled roofs, churches, and a riverside promenade. There are avenues lined with gulmohar, acacia and other trees. The famous Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church (Panjim Church) is located overlooking the main square known as Praça da Igreja or the Church Square. Colourful villas, cobbled streets and interesting buildings give Panaji a Portuguese ambience.
Panjim is famous for many heritage spots, some of them are the Mary Imaculate Church, Boca De Vaca Spring, Mahalaxmi Temple, Adil Shah's Palace, Mhamai Kamat House, Azad Maidan, ESG Building.
Some of the Best Schools and Colleges (both technical and non-technical) are based in Panjim Goa. To name a few of the oldest schools : Peoples High School, Mustifund School, Progress HS.
The Collector for North Goa, Mamlatdar Office, Government Printing Press, Paryatan Bhavan, Income Tax, Service Tax and Education Dept. is based in Panjim city. Besides this the HQ for Goa Police is also here.
Domestic & International tourists make it a point to visit Panjim city to view ancient Portuguese colony (now known as Fontainhas or Mala). Also the hot spot for tourist visits is Panjim Muncipal Market.
Carnaval in Goa, Shigmo Festival, International Film Festival of India, GrapeEscapade, Kite Festival are some of the best festivals that happen in Panjim city and everyone enjoys & participates in these.