How to reach Goa?
Goa as a destination is a place to chill and burst out your stress levels. Not only for the locals, even international tourists throng to this place. Between the months of October to March there is a huge influx of local as well as international tourists as the weather is pleasant and cool. Almost all the major airlines operate flights to Goa and it is located at Dabolim which incidentally doubles up as a defense base. If you are travelling from India your task is much easier as you can opt for a tour package.
The nearest railway station to Goa is Vasco da Gama, is also known as Vasco. The city came into existence in 1543, and was under the Portuguese governance till 1961. This city reveals the busier side of Goa and is no way like the other cities. It is a busy trading center as more than 30 % of exports leave for this region. As it was under Portuguese culture for a long period of time, it was influenced by Portugal architecture. Let us now look at the top places to visit in Vasco da Gama
St Andrew’s Church
It is located at the entrance of the city. It was built by the soldiers of Adil Shah in 1578 AD and it went on to be reconstructed in 1574 AD. For this reason, the interiors along with the exteriors of the church are fairly simple. It is visited by all the communities as it is one of the oldest churches in the world.
This museum is out of the two naval aviation museums of the country. Build in 1998; this museum portrays the progression of Indian navy over the years. It is divided into two areas, one being the interior and the other exterior. The former displays all historical and important documents of Indian navy whereas the latter is more like a museum. As the artifacts are kept their visitors can have a close look. It is one of the kind’s museums in the entire continent.
It is a small and relatively less occupied when you compare it to other beaches of the state. The best part of this beach is that it has a flat surface and ideal for all water related activities. As commercialization of the beach has not taken place, it is one of the cleanest beaches in the region. With a minimum number of people, when you visit this beach you feel connected to nature.
Located on the place where Fortaleza Santa Catarina stood, along with ruined walls make a foray into this garden. This garden offers a breathing taking view of the Arabian Sea that is hard to describe in words. A beach is located very close to the garden and it derives its name for the same. Usually empty, the beach offers a wonderful view of the hillside. People come here for leisure walks as the garden is well maintained.
These are some of the tourist wonders of Vasco D agama!