Miramar beach is similar to Chowpatty in Mumbai. This ‘urban’ beach is beautiful and is located 3 km from Panaji. Mandovi river opens into the Arabian Sea Miramar adjoins the Miramar Beach. Being named after Gasper Dias, it was originally known as ‘Gasper Dias Beach’. The Beach gives an excellent view of Fort Aguada. This beach serves as a popular place for family and as a meeting point for young couples. Besides the Miramar Residency run by GTDC there are many hotels for the tourists. There is a memorial constructed for Late Dayanand Bandodkar, the first Chief Minister of Goa.