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Vasco da Gama

This is one of Goa' s largest industrial and commercial cities located about 39kms southwest of Panaji. It is named after the legendary Portuguese explorer and Goa's former Viceroy, Dom Vasco da Gama. It lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula overlooking the mouth of the Zuari river. 

This area came under Portuguese rule in 1543 and for a long time was a very busy port. It was even considered for being Goa's capital city until Panaji became it,  after Old Goa was abandoned. Today the port of Mormugao, one of India's few natural harbors, is the export terminus for  Goa's mining industry. It is also connected by rail to Margao and the rest of India.  Goa's  only commercial airport is located at Dabolim, about 4kms southeast from the city . the city is cosmopolitan  and industrial with a significant population of migrants from  Goa's   neighboring states. 

Approach

There are a number of buses that run from Panaji and Margao via  Dabolim. The nearest interstate bus station is at  Vasco , the KTC bus station, about 3kms from the town center. The Train station is located at the south end of Dr Rajendra  Prasad Avenue. 

Accommodations

There are a number of nearby accommodations.

Local sightseeing

Nearby areas
Margao 

Important Nearby Beaches
 Bogmalo, Velsao, Majorda, Colva, 

Important nearby Churches
Church of St. Andrew, Vasco.
Church of St. Alex, Curtorim.
Church of Holy Spirit, Margao
Rachol Seminary, Rachol

Important nearby Temples
Shree Damodar Temple, Vasco

Important nearby Masjid
Jama Masjid, Vasco

Important nearby Monuments
Cabo de Rama,
Buddhist caves, Rivona

Local Infrastructure

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Banks in Vasco da  Gama.

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Nearby currency exchange centers

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Post office - Post office Vasco.

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Police Station - Police station, Vasco.

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Restaurants in Vasco da Gama

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Nearby Internet Cafes

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Hospitals - Salgaocar Med. Res. Ctr.-Tel: 513824 / 513218 / 513483 / Cottage Hospital, Chicalim-Tel: 513864 .

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Drug store / Pharmacy

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Misc.

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