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Combine your beach hopping with forts in Goa. Experience mesmerizing Portuguese constructions in Goa. Here is the list of must visit Top 10 Famous forts in Goa.
Built the 1612, Aguada Fort attracts a host of tourists every year. A well preserved heritage structure, you can have a breath-taking view of the Arabian Sea. The four-story lighthouse is a major attraction at the fort. Built in 1864, the lighthouse is the oldest in Asia. Within the fort, there exists a fresh water spring. The water spring was used to refill water for ships that stopped over during the days of war. The fort derives its name from this spring.
It is the lower extension of Fort Aguada. The breathtaking beauty seen from the fort draws visitors here. It shears the Sinquerim shore into two.
One of the most picturesque forts amongst the forts in North Goa. Chapora fort is a destination for those who love thrills. This evening spot is a very popular destination among places to visit in Goa. The sunset view here is a photographer’s delight. The steep slopes all around the fort also make for a beautiful, natural access to the beach.
This fort always seen wars between the Vijaynagar and Bijapur empires. The Portuguese were handed over the fort in 1520 as an exchange for support to fight the Muslims. Today, what remains of the fort is only one gateway that leads to the Rachol Seminary.
One of the oldest forts in Goa, Reis Magos Fort offers a brilliant scenic view from all its four sides. The photogenic ambience of this place gets even better with the existence of a beautiful church built within its precincts. Many explorers make it a point to visit the fort. This heritage monument has been restored by the government and is one of the cultural and heritage centres in Goa.
This fort is also called Tiracol Fort. This fort is at the mouth of the Terakhol River. It can be accessed via a fascinating ferry boat ride. This short ferry boat journey leaves unforgettable memories. The fort was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle in the 17th century.
Built in the year 1705, Corjuem Fort is one of the two forts that was built inland. It stands tall on an island called Corjuem. The fort is located at a very scenic location that overlooks the majestic River and is surrounded by lush green fields. This makes it one of the places to visit in North Goa. The fort receives many visitors because of its unique location.
This fort was built by the famous Maratha ruler, Shivaji. Most of the revolts in Goa had the Nanuz Fort as the centre. The fort is surrounded by some unique flora and fauna. It is known as the epitome of gallantry and bravery.
The Cabo de Rama fort has a rich history and stands tall around some dazzling surroundings. The fort is spread over an area of 1,80,000 square meters. Lord Rama and his wife Sita are said to have stayed here during their exile of 14 years. The fort is one of the most important places to visit in South Goa. The adjacent beach is one of the most tranquil places to laze around.
The location of the fort and the beauty surrounding this fort makes it one of the most visited places in South Goa. It is placed at the mouth of the Zuari River and has an area of around six miles in circumference. It was built in 1624. The fort guarded the port city of Murmugao and Vasco. There exists only a chapel and a fort wall to stand witness to its existence. But in the days of yore, there was a chapel, five jails, some large embankments.
Hope this list of Top 10 forts in Goa helps you plan your goan exploration.