On the hillside above Panaji is the well-to-do residential district of Altinho. Apart from good views over the city and river, the main...
Worth a look while walking around the district of Fontainhas, this bright gallery displays works by local and international artists. It...
It’s well worth a trip up to Altinho Hill for this serene cafe-gallery in a lavender-and-white Portuguese mansion in the grounds of...
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Maruti Temple information
Dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman, this large orange temple built up the Altinho hillside is resplendently lit at night, and affords pleasant views over the city’s Old Quarter from its verandah by day. It forms the epicentre of a roughly 10-day festival celebrated in February, when enormous and colourful statues of Hanuman are placed in the street, and festive street stalls are set up throughout the surrounding Hindu quarter of Mala.