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Plan a one-day escape from Mumbai to Vasai & feed your camera with breathtaking sceneries

Once a strategic ruling post prized by colonial forces, the ruins of Vasai Fort, located almost 77 km from Mumbai, are now a preferred backdrop for films and music videos by artists across the globe. A wonder to explore for design lovers and history buffs alike, this heritage site should feature on your must-visit list, for it has tales to tell that date back four centuries. So if you are up for a session of history set against a panoramic view flanked by palm trees and a deep-blue horizon, then plan a potluck with your friends and family at Vasai Fort, whenever in the locale!

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Travel from Goa to Rabindranath Tagore's 'Kashmir in Karnataka', seated approx. 76km away

Are you done exploring the overcrowded beaches of Goa and need a detour to someplace quiet? Then we have the perfect place for you to steer to! Popularly known as the "Kashmir of Karnataka", Karwar is full of some restful locales and several equally exciting spots as well. This charismatic city is a 76 km drive away from Goa and if you want to click a few more sun-kissed selfies on tranquil and picturesque beaches, here's where you should be!

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Famed as 'Lover's Paradise', Goa's Dona Paula Beach comes with a tragic backstory!

Can we ever get enough of sun and sand?! Nope. With the umpteen amount of beaches in Goa, it's easy to get used to it and find it monotonous, but how often do you see a beach with a backstory as interesting as a Bollywood drama? Located 7 km from Panjim, the Dona Paula Beach in Goa is where you need to be with your loved one to live in the spirit of Dona Paula, who loved so deeply that she died for it!

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Indian Navy's 5th Scorpene class  submarine 'INS Vagir' launched at Mumbai's Mazgaon Dock

The Minister of State for Defense set the fifth Scorpene class submarine 'Vagir' to sails in an inauguratory event at Mumbai's Mazgaon Dock on November 12. The launch was conducted by a video conference from Goa in the presence of top naval officers and other dignitaries, including officials from the Naval Group, France.

This ship is a part of the six Kalvari-class submarines designed by French naval defence and energy company DCNS. The Scorpene class submarines are being manufactured indigenously by the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai as part of the Indian Navy's Project 75.

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