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Pilot Point in Vasco Da Gama

·  Summer: March-May (30°C - 36°C)
·  Winter: October-February (22°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October-March

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To enjoy the calmness away from the crowded beach parties of Goa, you need to climb the Pilot Point located atop a small hillock and offering mesmerizing views of Mormugao Port and its natural harbour. It is an open space with some concrete work, promising some great moments close to the nature’s splendour. One can enjoy the postcard perfect views of the Arabian Sea, Zuari River and ships lined up at the harbour.

Arrays of coconut groves also contribute towards the eye-pleasing backdrop at the Pilot Point. It is also a treat to watch the entire city of Vasco Da Gama from here. Small benches have been placed here for the tourists to sit and relax and enjoy the enticing sights. Located nearby are some other must-visit attractions like Mormugao Fort ruins, Dripping Springs and Japanese Garden. Miss the place during monsoons as the surface becomes slippery and risky to walk on.

Road: From the National Highway 17A, take the Mormugao Port Trust Road which goes uphill to reach the Pilot Point. The road trip is possible in a taxi, cab or in an auto-rickshaw or on a rented scooter.

Railway: Vasco Da Gama Railway Station is just about 4 km. from this vantage point. Hire a cab or an auto-rickshaw for the subsequent road journey from the station.

Airway: Goa International Airport at Dabolim is only about 8 km. from this tourist attraction. Prefer to hire a taxi from the airport to Pilot Point.