Mormugao (Marmagao), India

Mormugao or Marmagao (formerly Mormugão in Portuguese) is a city and a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is Goa’s main port, located at the tip of a peninsula jutting out into the Arabian Sea. It is a 45-minute drive to Panjim. Close to Mormugao is the small town of Vasco da Gama.

Goa has more than its fair share of museums, art galleries and libraries. It is also famous for its beaches, ancient temples and churches. Goa has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica and churches and convents of Old Goa. Goa also has a the two important museums being Goa State Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum.

Things to See & Do

* Japanese Garden at Sada – Vasco da Gama
* Bogmalo beach
* Old Goa
* Museums in Panaji
* Born Jesus Basilica - Goa

General Information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Indian Rupee (INR)
Language – Hindi, English
Population – 100,000 approx
Land Area – 3,702 km² (Goa)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT plus five and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 91

Port Location – The port is located in Mormugao harbour, 10 km away from the main city of Goa, near the city of Vasco.

Travel Links – Mormugao serves as terminus of the railway line into Goa.

Mormugao is accessible by air, via the Dabolim Airport.

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