The Vasco da Gama excursions tour will include the following tourist attractions:
The Miramar beach is a bustling tourist hub due to its close proximity
to the Panaji town. Miramar in Portuguese translates to 'viewing the
sea,' an apt sobriquet considering the azure waters of the mighty
Arabian Sea that expand into the horizon. Spread over a stretch of 2 km,
the Miramar beach teems with vacationers and locals all the time.
Pulsating with activities, the Miramar beach is definitely not the ideal
place for those looking for a tranquil beach vacation.
Although dedicated to Lord Rama, the Ramnath temple is the abode of
other deities such as Shri LaxmiNarayan, Shri Kamakshi, Shri Santeri and
Shri Sidhanath. Similar to the Mahalsa temple, the courtyard of Ramnath
temple features a five-storied deepstambha or lamp pillar carved with
images of Hindu on its base. The annual festival or Jatra of the temple
is celebrated with fervor and devotion with the traditional palanquin
parading around the temple.
Located 9 km to east of Panaji, Old Goa was the erstwhile capital of
the Portuguese dominions in Goa. As the center of the Portuguese
territory, Old Goa witnessed the profusion of magnificent churches and
majestic buildings befitting the stature of the city. Old Goa has been
declared a World heritage site by the UNESCO.
Being situated close to the airport of Goa, Bogmalo Beach can be easily
reached from any part of the state. It lies at a distance of
approximately 8 km from Vasco-da-Gama town. Spread over a vast expanse
of land, the beach is not much visited by tourists and because of this,
it retains much of its virgin charm.