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.
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.
There are a number of nearby accommodations.
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