Places To Visit In Vasco Da Gama

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Here are the top 12 places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

1. Bogmalo beach

14 km
from city center
1 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Bogmalo beach is situated near the village of Bogmalo in Goa. The beach is one of the cleanest in the area and is still safe from overcrowded tourist activities. Dotted with local eateries and knick-knack stalls, the beach has also started a diving school lately. The shallow waters near the shore and low tides of the sea encourage swimming and other sports.

2. Cansaulim Beach

3.0 /5

19 km
from city center
2 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Part of India's second longest beach stretch, the quiet Cansaulim Beach is a beautiful little stretch of golden sands and palm groves. Along with the adjoining Arossim Beach, it acts as an extension of the massive Velsao beach stretch. This idyllic little beach is a hotbed for watersports, and is considered one of the best beaches in Goa for watersports. Visitors can also engage in lessons and training for the same at this site.

3. Velsao Beach

3.0 /5

17 km
from city center
3 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

With a vast stretch of 20 km of the coastline of Goa, covered in shimmering silver sands, Velsao Beach finds its area host to many tourists who come here to enjoy the abundance of natural coastal beauty that goes on for ages. The soft sands here are perfect for relaxing or lounging around the beach as one admires the scenic coast, which takes on a whole new feel during sunset. Despite being a sizable coast, this beach is not as crowded as the other beaches of Goa, making it the ideal spot for visitors looking for a calm and serene beach vibe, away from the vibrancy of Goa.

4. Hollant Beach

3.0 /5

15 km
from city center
4 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

A unique beach along the West coast of India, the tiny yet delightful Hollant beach finds its place on the tourist beaches of Goa as the only spot where one can literally see the day change, granting visitors the ability to view both the sunset and the sunrise. Covered in soft sheets of golden sand, the pristine beach offers splendid views of the southern coast of Goa meeting the playful foothills of the Western Ghats, forming a surreal scenic panorama.

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5. Arossim Beach

20 km
from city center
5 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Arossim Beach is a non-commercialised and uncrowded beach in spite of having quite a few luxury hotels and resorts nearby. The stretch of clean beach is perfect for lazing in the golden sand after a refreshing swim in the Arabian Sea. There are also some shacks amidst the tall palm trees that line the serene beach where one can indulge in some delicious local snacks while enjoying the scenic ocean view. One of the most scenic, picturesque and uncrowded locations of Goa, the Arossim beach is marvellous 2 km long beach in South Goa. A natural extension of the neighbouring Cuelim and Cansaulim beach to the north, the Arossim beach extends to the south to two famous beaches of Goa, the Utorda and Majorda beaches.

6. Kesarval Waterfalls

17 km
from city center
6 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Situated in Quelossim in Goa, Kesarval Waterfalls, also known as Kesarval Spring is another mesmerising waterfalls in Goa. Ideal for swimming and other water activities, the waterfalls are crowded with eagles in the forests inhabiting the forests of betel palm plantations.

7. Naval Aviation Museum

14 km
from city center
7 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Naval Aviation Museum was established in 1998 to exhibit the importance, functioning and the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents and photographs.

8. Sahakari Spice Farm

23 km
from city center
8 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Located in Ponda in South Goa, Sahakari Spice Farm is a 135-acre piece of land out of which over 113 acres of land have been cultivated. When the farm was founded in 1980, the total cultivated area was only about 11 acres; however, with the aid of technology and irrigational methods, the total cultivation area was successfully increased. The farm has rich plantations of organically grown spices, fruits and herbs that tourists can explore through their guided and informative tours. The best part of the tours is, of course, the tasty and spicy food that is offered to the guests while on the tour. Moreover, it is the only place in Goa where you can enjoy the experience of giving a bath to an elephant!

9. Three Kings Church

17 km
from city center
9 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Officially Our lady of Remedios Chapel also called the Three Kings church is one of the most haunted places of Goa, known for its mysterious surroundings. Located on the hilltop of the Cuelim hull, the church was built in 1599 by Fr Gonzalo Carvalho S.J. The enchanting location of the church draws many tourists to the Chapel to break away from the monotony of the beach and party life of Goa.

10. St. Andrew's Church Goa

7 km
from city center
10 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

The Church of St. Andrew?s was first founded and built in 1570 and inaugurated with pompous celebrations. The original building of the church was later destroyed by Adil Shah?s soldiers in 1578. The present building is a result of the architectural amalgamation over the years since 1594. The Neo-Gothic style is the most prominent part of the design features that we see in the church today. The most recent changes and inclusions were in the year 2010 with the long extended prayer halls. The church has the pure white all around and the grottos are beautifully maintained in gold tinge and there is a statue of Lady of Fathima carved in marble. The port town - Vasco da Gama celebrates the feast of St Andrew on 30th of November and the town rejoices and comes together to celebrate the patron saint of spinsters and fishermen.

11. Shri Ramnath Temple

20 km
from city center
11 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Shri Ramnath Temple, also known as the temple of Ramnathi, is dedicated to five deities - Lord Rama, Lakshmi Narayan, Lord Ganesh, Kamakshi, Shanteri and Betal & Kalbhairav. The 450-year-old temple is of immense religious importance for the Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. It was initially located in Salcete but was relocated in the 16th century to save the idols from the Portuguese.

12. Mormugao Fort

12 km
from city center
12 out of 12
places to visit in Vasco Da Gama

Mormugao Fort was built in the early 17th century by the Portuguese to protect the Margoa Port. The structure expands into the sea and allowed them to keep a better watch on the waterways to protect the port from attacks and invasions. The fort is now one of the best attractions to get a fabulous view of the scenic landscape and the beautiful Arabian Sea.

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