Raj Bhavan (Goa)

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Raj Bhavan (Hindi for Government House) is the official residence of the Governor of Goa. It is located in the capital city of Panaji, Goa. The present governor of Goa is Dr.S.S Sidhu


During the Portuguese regime, it was the official residence of the Governor General of Goa and was known as "Palacio do Cabo". After the liberation of Goa, Goa along with Daman and Diu became a union territory of India and hence "Palacio do Cabo" became "Cabo Raj Niwas" the official residence of the Lt. Governor of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu. When Goa got statehood in 1987, the building was renamed to Raj Bhavan to match the names of other official residences of governors of states in India.

It is located at the extreme end of a narrow cape jutting into the Arabian Sea. Situated on the rim of the water-space formed by the merging of the perennial rivers of Mandovi, on one side, and Zuari, on the other, into the Arabian Sea

At present, the office of the Governor is on the ground floor of the palace. Also, are the offices of Secretary to Governor, OSD to Governor, ADC to Governor and other administrative offices.

Presently, Secretary to Governor is Mr Nkhil Kumar, IAS, OSD to Governor is Mr Sebastian Zumvu and there are two ADCs to Governor; Mr Bosco George, SP and Lt Vrishal Yelegaonkar, IN.

The Raj Bhaven is located on the edge of Goa near the British Cemetery. You can see water from the back of the building.

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