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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular forts in Goa?

Manavi Kapur DEC 10 2012
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The historical edge of Goa can be seen in the plethora of forts that the state is laden with. And not just in Old Goa but also in the other parts of the state there are many forts and monuments that will capture the eyes of a history buff for sure. Read on about the most famous forts in Goa:

  • Aguada Fort
    This erstwhile Portuguese stronghold is a 17th century structure located on the Sinquerim Beach, Candolim, at the mouth of Mandovi river. A Panaji to Candolim cab takes hardly 20 minutes to reach this spot. Today, the area around this colossal fort is the site of the 5 star rated Fort Aguada Beach Resort. Along with this fort there is a lighthouse too, that is as old as the fort.

  • Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery

    Located in the convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Old Goa, the Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery has eight galleries full of interesting relics such as prehistoric to late medieval era paintings and sculptures, ceramics, coins, and bronze statues. It is one of the most visited places in Old Goa and was converted into its present form from an old Franciscan monastery.

  • Cabo Palace
    The Cabo Palace stands opposite Fort Aguada on River Mandovi's southern headland. It used to house a Franciscan monastery and is today best known as a beautifully isolated place offering breathtaking views of the landscape. At present, Cabo Palaca serves as the Raj Bhawan (Governer's House). It is one of the oldest Raj Bhawans in all of India.

  • St Augustine's Tower
    Standing atop a hill in Old Goa, Panaji, this 400+ year old ruined tower is one of the four erstwhile magnificent towers of the Church of St. Augustine. This tower is almost 46 metre high and is still standing tall when the rest of the Church and towers have succumbed to the forces of nature and neglect. One can still see vestiges of altar, arches and piers that were once part of this grand Church.

  • Terekhol Fort
    Sitting on the mouth of River Terekhol, this 17th century Fort used to be a military base. Tourists come here to rejuvenate in the serenity of the place and drink in the splendid views all around the Fort. This fort was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the Raja of Sawantwadi. The fort is built near the confluence of Terekhol River and the Arabian Sea.

And this is not just all of it... Unless you are in the place you will not be able to experience the real flavor of it. Don't you think its time already to pack up your bags and get ready?

Carl Fern Jul 01 2013
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The popular forts of Goa are Reis Magos Fort, Fort Aguada, Terekhol Fort, Chapora Fort, Cabo De Rama Fort, Rachol Fort, Corjuem Fort


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