Mormugao is a sub-district and a municipal council in South Goa district in the Indian state of Goa. It is Goa's principle port. It was included in the 1980 film The Sea Wolves and the Bollywood film Bhootnath. At the point when the Portuguese colonized piece of Goa in the sixteenth century, they based their tasks in the focal region of Tiswadi, strikingly in the worldwide emporium 'City of Goa', now Old Goa. As dangers to their oceanic matchless quality expanded, they manufactured fortifications on different hillocks, particularly along the drift.
In 1624, they started to manufacture their invigorated town on the headland sitting above Mormugao harbor. The sultans of Bijapur, who had ruled Goa before the Portuguese, did not surrender effectively. There were a few attacks. From the ocean came the Dutch, who in the long run assumed control from the Portuguese the greater part of the seaside settlements: the Moluccas, Batticaloa, Trincomali, Galle, Malacca, Manar, Jaffna, Quilon, Cochin and Cannanore. From 1640 to 1643, the Dutch attempted their best to catch Mormugao yet were at last headed out.
In 1683, the Portuguese in Goa were in grave risk from the Marathas. Relatively certain annihilation was turned away when Sambhaji all of a sudden lifted attack and raced to protect his own kingdom from the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The close call, not as much as the decay of the City of Goa, persuaded the Portuguese emissary, Dom Francisco de Tavora, that he should move the capital of the Portuguese property in India to Mormugao's imposing post.