Vasco Da Gama
One of Goa's industrial and commercial city, Vasco Da Gama is located 30 kms away from Panaji.
The Bogmalo beach, Naval Aviation museum, Sada fort, St. Andrews Church.
Souvenirs, handicrafts and other artifacts.
Fishing, Diving and many more.
Goa's most cosmopolitan city, Vasco-Da-Gama, also known as Vasco, it lies on the narrow western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Zuari River. Acquired by the Portuguese in 1543, this strategically important site was formerly among the busiest ports on India's west coast, and it remains a key-shipping center, with container vessels and iron-ore barges clogging the choppy river mouth.
Vasco-Da-Gama is almost 30 km from Panaji and is also the railway terminus for passenger service. The Mormugao Harbor, one of India's few natural harbors is 4 km from Vasco at one end. And Goa's only airport, Dabolim is also 4 km from Vasco, at the other end.
Tourist Attractions in Vasco Da Gama
A small village known for its clean and calm atmosphere. One can look forward to indulge in various activities like fishing, diving and of course swimming.
The Naval Aviation Museum
This museum was inaugurated in the year 1998 at Dabolim. It is situated near the Bogmalo beach, thus adding to its attraction. It contains the history of India Naval Aviation, and also exhibits various aircrafts, weapons, rare photographs and other artifacts.
The Sada Fort
It was built by the Portuguese at the tip of the land jutting into the Arabian sea. There is also a small beach at the base of the remains of the fort which can be reached via steps leading down the steep cliff side. This is a gorgeous site to visit and relax.
How to Reach There
: Dabolim Airport is just 4 km south east of the town. Flights from here connect to other Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kozhikode, Pune and Agatti (in Lakshadweep). The airport is not a civilian one since it is run by the aviation arm of the navy. From the airport, taxis are available that can take you to Vasco or for that matter, any other destination in Goa.
There is a taxi information counter as well as taxi booking counter in the airport. Motorcycles are also available if you are alone and want to save money
Vasco has a railway station at the southern end.
: The Interstate Kadamba bus terminus is located 3 km east of the town centre. Mini buses from here transport passengers to central market bus stand
Since Vasco is a business oriented city, it is not tough to find hotels of all kinds. The standard of hotel depends on your budget and requirements.