With several rivers and rivulets and their bays, alongwith capes projecting into the sea, Goa has many strategic points which provide panoramic and rare views of the surrounding waters and landscape. Among these capes, the one on which the present residence of the Head of State of Goa is located, and, one which is popularly termed as Rajbhavan, earlier known as ‘Cabo’,  the Portuguese word for cape, is the best known. It is at the confluence of the two main rivers of Goa, the Mandovi and the Zuari. There is no better panoramic view available in Goa than from this cape: the Indian Ocean towards the west, the bay of the river Mandovi and Fort Aguada on the north, and, on the south, the bay of the river Zuari and the busy port of Mormugao.