Vasco Da Gama Goa
With its perfect amalgamation of business as well as leisure options, Vasco da Gama is one of the most visited cities in Goa. While on the one hand, it boasts of sun-kissed beaches, swaying trees and refreshing sunshine, it also houses Goa’s only airport, the Mormugao port as well as a naval base, making it an important commercial hub.
Vasco almost became the capital of Goa in 1684 when the viceroy D Francisco decided to shift the capital. Subsequently, a number of buildings sprung up across the city to accommodate for future needs. The dream was, however, quashed by a Lisbon court, which decided to overturn the decision.
How to Reach Vasco da Gama
By Air: Vasco is home to Dabolim, Goa’s only airport and is thus well connected to major cities across the world. The airport is situated just 4 km from the city centre and can be easily accessed using any of the local means of transport such as buses or pre-paid taxis.
By Rail: The railway station at Vasco da Gama links it to rest of the region through daily express and passenger trains.
By Road: A well defined network of state and national highways connects the city with other regions in Goa. State transport and private buses offer regular services.
Tourist Attractions in Vasco da Gama
One of the major tourist attractions in Goa, Bogmalo beach is blessed with picture perfect beauty with lush hills on three sides and soft golden sand carpeted on the entire stretch. Enjoy a delicious sea food meal at one of the shacks or go for a crash course that offers you a diving permit anywhere in the world.
Naval Aviation Museum:
Built in 1998, the first museum of its kind in Asia displays the history of Indian navy including various kinds of weapons, safety equipment, aircrafts and other artifacts.
Where to stay in Vasco da Gama
Being a major business hub, the city is blessed with a range of accommodation options, which includes luxury as well as budget hotels. You can choose to stay at one of the lodges near the railway station or the budget hotels near the Dattatreya Deshpande Road.