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Vasco da Gama

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Vasco da Gama

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Vasco da Gama is a port city in the west coast Indian state Goa.

Get in

By plane

Dabolim International Airport is located in the city, and is served by Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways (India), Kuwait Airways and Sahara Airlines.

By car

Vasco is a 30km drive from Panaji.

Get around

Get around in a car, bus, scooter, or on foot.


The "Japananese Garden" up the hill in a place called SADA. Its in a beautiful hill top facing the ocean. The route to the garden from the VASCO station, gives a beautiful view of the ships in the ocean in the goan ship yards on your right hand side. It is seated in a beautiful calm place. You can sit on top and watch the ocean, or walk down to a temple at the shore. Its very quiet and calm in the day time and the ideal time to visit would be early mornings or evenings.

Beaches: Bogmalo is a small beautiful beach behind the airport. But the water can get very rough here. Velsao is a long fantastic beach a little far from the airport. But its absolutely lonely most of the time, nobody is around! It is not dangerous, but can be lonely!




If you want a coffee and a cake, choose "Temptations" near the railway station. It has a youthful vibrant ambience and its open 24 hours. If you want south Indian food, there is "Annapurna" which is about 5 minutes from the station. You can go upstairs for air conditioned family space. If you want authentic goan ambience - choose "Anantashram" - absolutely wonderful environment with a thatched roof, cartoons on the wall, and a big screen TV. "Little Chef" is a good place for a Goan Fish Curry Thali. If you are travelling towards the airport from the station, stop by "Flintstones" a good family friendly restaurant at the circle, for a pizza or a burger! A little further from Flintstones is a kabab shop - excellant food, rich environment.



Sleep when the sun is high and hot. All shops close down for a siesta in the afternoons in Goa! Find a cool calm place and rest until 4pm!

Get out

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