Vasco Da Gama


Vasco Da Gama is situated 29 km on the South West Side of Panjim. This town was earlier known as Sambhaji. The town is well planned and is also the primary shipping center. On most instances, you will find container vessels clogging the mouth of the river.

Vasco Da Gama is basically a very clean and neat town in the coastal area. There are many buildings, their size reminding you of high rises in a city with urban lifestyle. Vasco Da Gama is situated on the western tip of Mormugao Peninsula.

This City has got its name fromVasco Da Gama who was a well known Portuguese sailor. This town overlooks the Zuari River. The only time you may drop in at Vasco Da Gama is when you want to reach Dabolim Airport by bus.Since the time of inception of Konkan Railway, the Railway Station shifted to Madgaon. As such, you will hardly get to see tourists who come to catch a train here unless a tourist is not aware of the same.

Best Time To Visit Vasco Da Gama

The best time to visit Vasco Da Gama is during the months of September through February.

Distance From Other Important Places

This town is at a distance of 405 Km From Mumbai, 13 Km From Panjimand 351 Km From Pune.

Places to see in Vasco Da Gama

There are many places you can tour around when you reach Vasco Da Gama. Among them, there are 3 prominent places that are a must-see. They are :

  • Japanese Gardens
  • Naval Aviation Museum

In addition to the ones mentioned above, you can also pay a visit to the following places in Vasco Da Gama in Goa. They are as follows :

  • Buddhist Caves
  • Cabo de Rama
  • Church of Holy Spirit
  • Church of St Alex
  • Shree Damodar Temple
  • Velsao Beach
  • Rachol Seminary

Restaurants & Food Joints In Vasco Da Gama

Some of the eateries you can try out when you travel to Vasco Da Gama in India include the following :

  • Anant Ashram
  • Annapurna Restaurant
  • Gomes Bakery
  • Meghdoot
  • Royal Durbar
  • Sanman Sweets

Shopping in Vasco Da Gama

Although it is a comparatively smaller place in Goa, you can buy few handmade stuff from here to carry back home. Some of the gift items that you can shop around for include Silk Material, Arts and Handicrafts. Few places where you can shop include the following :

  • Handicrafts Emporium
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Silk Emporium


How To Reach Vasco Da Gama

The Dabolim Airport is at a distance of 4 km from Vasco Da Gama. With every passing day, the air traffic is picking up real fast. You can also reach Vasco Da Gama by Road and Rail.

Hotels In & Around Vasco Da Gama

There are quite a number of Hotels In & Around Vasco Da Gama where you can put up. You can also try out the following in case you have not made booking prior to setting off for a Journey To Vasco Da Gama, India.

  • Hotel Annapurna
  • Hotel La Paz Gardens
  • Hotel Nagina
  • Karma Plaza Hotel
  • The Citadel

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