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Vasco da Gama Travel

Bogmolo Beach, Tours to India, India Tours, India TourA place that holds a history that speaks its own story. We bring to you an amazing Vasco d agama Travel to give you the most amazing vacation of your life. As far as the name suggests, this city inherited its name from the Portuguese explorer and the former viceroy, Dom Vasco-da-Gama. This beautiful place is located at a close proximity to Marmagoa harbor and Zuari River, the city was originally called Sambhaji. This coastal town came under Portuguese rule in 1543 and evolved as a leading export-import trade centre for India on a global platform. Vasco, today, is one of the largest industrial and commercial cities of Goa.

With your Vasco da Gama Travel you can visit this wonderful town lying 29 Kms by road southwest of Panjim. This little fascinating town acts as a key shipping centre, with container vessels and iron ore barges clogging the choppy river mouth.

Major Attraction on your Vasco da Gama Travel:

Pilot Point: As you travel the Mormugao Port Trust Road, you will have to climb uphill to an open space with benches and a concrete deck. This mesmerizing place is known as the Pilot Point. This is a must place to visit. From here you can enjoy a magnificent view of the core of this port city. However, if you visit Pilot Point during the monsoons, watch your step since the floor is mossy.

Mormugao Port: This place is one of India’s few natural harbours. This port’s importance is as an export point for Goa’s premier industry – mining. You will be amazed to know that around 30 cruise ships dock at Mormugao every year. They sail-in in the morning and streat out in the evening. Passengers take a quick tour of Goa’s beaches, churches and temples, or as much as they can pack into a few hours.

Bogmalo Beach: This is one of the beauties of your Vasco da Gama Travel. You may visit this seashore since it is less commercialized than other seashores. The local shacks there supply superb foods and it is possible to attempt out diverse Goan dishes. Here you can try your hand at open h2o diving as the water is very secure for swimming.

Bogmolo Beach Naval Aviation Museum: This is another place you should not miss out while on your Vasco da Gama travel. This museum is on the road to Bogmalo, adjoining INS Hansa. It is only one of its kind in India and one of a few in Asia. The museum, against the backdrop of the picturesque Bogmalo Beach, has displays of various kinds of aircraft and weapons systems that the Indian naval air arm, which is headquartered in Goa, has operated. A seaman accompanies guests to explain the various exhibits. The armament room houses difference bombs used against surface targets and torpedos that target submarines. The safety equipment room displays complete pilot flying gear, complete with an ejection seat. There are models and rare photographs of the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.

Saint Andrews Church: St Andrew Church is almost 400 years old and is a picturesque monument.

Japanese Garden: Further up the road from Pilot Point, right at the very top of the Mormugao Ridge, is the Japanese Garden, maintained by Mormugao Port Trust. It is home to the ruins of the Fortaleza Santa Catarina. The massive wall of the fort runs through the garden. It commanded a strategic point for defense during colonial times – an uninterrupted view of the mouth of the Zuari River.

How to Reach:

By Air: The Dabolim airport is located at a distance of just 4 kilometers from Vasco Da Gama and has flights plying from major metros of India regularly.

By Rail: Vasco Da Gama features a railway station in the southern finish where trains from nearby places in south and central India appear right here on a typical foundation.

By Road: Vasco Da Gama is effectively related by a broad network of roads and this location can be reached quickly by hiring local transport. Inter state buses also ply right here from close by states.

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