History of Vasco-da-Gama
Vasco-da-Gama came under the Portuguese influence in 1543 AD. Soon, it developed into one of the busiest ports of Western India. Travel to Vasco-da-Gama to see the Fort at Sada built by the Portuguese on the tip of the land protruding out on the Arabian Sea to control the movement of ships on the River Zuari.
About the City
Vasco-da-Gama, popularly known as Vasco, is perched on the western tip of the Mormugao Peninsula at the origin point of the River Zuari. Travel the well laid out town of Vasco that is laid out straight along the parallel roads and connected by small lanes. The city is an important shipping center and one of the busiest ports of Western India. The Port Moramugao in Vasco-da-Gama is also one of the few natural harbors in India.
Tourist Attractions of Vasco-da-Gama
Travel to Vasco-da-Gama to visit the Bogmolo Beach, Naval Aviation Museum, Sada Fort and St. Andrews Church. The Naval Aviation Museum was opened up in the year 1998 at Dabolim. On travel to Vasco-da-Gama, trace the history of Indian Naval Aviation with a look at extraordinary photographs, various aircrafts and weapons. The Sada Fort, built by the Portuguese, can be reached through the steps that lead down the cliff. The other major tourist sites to visit on ones travel to Vasco-da-Gama are the Buddhist Caves, Cabo de Rama, Church of St. Alex, Colva Beach, Curtorim, Jama Masjid, Majorda Beach, Rachol Seminary, Rivona, Shri Damodar Temple and Velsao Beach.
Travel to Vasco-da-Gama
» Rail: A small Railway Station at Vasco-da-Gama is connected with several cities of the neighboring states.
» Air:The Dabolim Airport is the nearest airport to Vasco-da-Gama at a distance of 4 km.
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