Porvorim is the legislative capital of the state of Goa, India. It is situated on the right bank (north bank) of the river Mandovi. The administrative capital Panaji (Panjim) is located on the opposite bank. Considered as suburb of Panjim, Porvorim is considered an upmarket residential hub as it lies on the prime Mumbai-Goa highway NH-17.
Porvorim is hardly a couple of kilometres from the state capital, Panaji. A second city, Mapusa, is situated some 7 kilometres from here. Officially a village, it provides facilities no short of that of a town or a small city. Tourist folks usually visit this peaceful paradise to enjoy some leisure. As of the other parts of Goa, Konkani remains the predominantly spoken language. There are also some villages close by such as Guirim, Aldona, Assanora, Thivim
Many housing localities and complex are also located in Porvorim such as
* Defence Colony
* Nova Cidade
* Sapana gardens
* Landscape City
* Post & BSNL Quaters
Porvorim is well connected by roads. The Mumbai-Goa highway NH-17 runs through Porvorim. Porvorim is still a developing area. large number of shops are coming up in Porvorim.