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Vasco da Gama, Goa





India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Vasco da Gama is a city in Goa state on the west coast of India. It is named for the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama. Vasco is Goa's largest town with an estimated 2005 population of over 100,000, and is the chief port town of Goa as well as the headquarters of the Mormugao taluka. The city lies on the western tip of the Mormugao peninsula, at the mouth of the Zuari River, about 30 km from Panaji, Goa's capital. The city was founded in 1543, and remained in Portuguese hands until 1961, when Goa was annexed to India. The Indian Navy's Goa Naval Area is located at Vasco from which it controls Dabolim airport and, in effect, the entire tourism-dependent mini-state of Goa.
 
Some of the places of tourist interest are the Pilot Point at Headland Sada, this place offers a magnificent view of the port and the mouth of the Zuari river as well as the Arabian Ocean another place at the Headland is the Japanese Garden, its an absolute must go during your visit to Goa. Baina Beach is just a walk away from the city. Considered as one of the safest beach in Goa. Bogmalo Beach is a mere 7 km from Vasco City and is one of the best that Goa has to offer. It has numerous shacks offering the local cuisine.

Vasco da Gama is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in India worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of India.

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