Founded in 1543 by Portuguese, Vasco Da Gama has evolved into an important industrial center in Goa. This largest city in Goa is named after Vasco Da Gama, the famous Portuguese explorer. To have an insight in to the culture and lifestyle of Goa, you need to visit this city. Here are some important tourist destinations.
Located on the banks of Mandovi river, Panaji, the capital of Goa, is a picturesque land with spectacular views to offer. The historical significance and serenity add magic to the air. Influences of Portuguese are still evident. Goa Medical College in Panaji, which was built by Portuguese, is the first ever medical school in India and it also ranks amongst the oldest medical colleges in the whole of Asia. Here are the top destinations in Panaji.