Home : About us : Contact us : Design Your Trip : Feedback

Tour Package

North India & Rajasthan Tour
Personal Tour Group Tour
Central & North India Tour
Personal Tour Group Tour
North India & Goa
Personal Tour Group Tour
North & South India Tour
Personal Tour Group Tour
South India & Maldives Tour
Personal Tour Group Tour
India & Nepal Tour
Personal Tour Group Tour
Wildlife North & Central India
Personal Tour Group Tour

India States Tours

 

 

 Goa Tour India

India Travel >>Travel to Goa >>Aguda Fort in Goa

Aguda Fort in Goa

Munnar Hill Station-Kerala A spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that called there, giving it the name "Aguada" (meaning 'water' in Portuguese). On the northern side, it provides a harbour for local shipping. The fort, at present, houses the central jail. A 19th century built lighthouse is situated inside the fortress.

Immediately south of Candolim, a long peninsula extends into the sea, bringing the seven-kilometre white sandy beach to an abrupt end. Aguada Fort, which crowns the rocky flattened top of the headland, is the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa. Built in 1612 to protect the northern shores of the Mandovi estuary from Dutch and Maratha raiders, it is home to several natural springs, the first source of drinking water available to ships arriving in Goa after the long sea voyage from Lisbon.

 
The Cabo Palace in Goa  
Built in 1540 AD opposite Fort Aguada on the south headland of the river Mandovi, the Cabo (the Portuguese word for cape) Palace fortress housed the Franciscan monastery, which later (1594 AD) became the official residence of the Governor of Goa.

Holding the most panoramic view one can witness in Goa with the Indian Ocean towards the west, the Bay of the river Mandovi and Fort Aguada on the north and the busy port of Mormugao.

The beauty, solitude and uniqueness and well-planned features are some of the main attractions of the Cabo. A small Chapel was constructed at the very end of the mansion dedicated to Our virgin lady of The cape (Nossa Senhora do Cabo).

The Cabo Palace is now known as the Raj Bahavan, the official name given to the residence of the Governors of the States In India. It is also counted among the finest residences of Indian Governors and is indeed the oldest as no other residence of a Governor of a State in India had its origin to over four hundred years in the past.

The Raj Bhavan has a fine collection o Bohemian chandeliers, Chinese porcelain, silver and furniture. The most remarkable are the beautiful pieces of antique Chinese porcelain presumably manufactured in Canton.

 
Chapora Fort in Goa
Chapora Fort in Goa
Chapora fort was built by the Adil Shah of Bijapur on the southern headland of the Chapora River. It was also known as "Shahpur" and is now mostly ruined. It has a commanding view of the Vagator beach and is near to Anjuna beach.

The red laterite bastion, crowning the rocky bluff, was built by the Portuguese in 1617 on the site of an earlier Muslim structure. Deserted in the 19th century, it lies in ruins today, although the views up and down the coast from the weed-infested ramparts are still superb
 
Mormugao Fort in Goa

This fort near the internationally famous Marmagoa Harbour was built to protect the harbour situated near the Vasco da Gama town. Its work started in 1624.

It covered an area of six miles in circumference, contained towering bulwarks, three magazines, five prisons, a chapel and quarters for the guard. It had 53 guns and a garrison with 4 officers, and was an important fortress on the western coast. Unfortunately, except the chapel and a portion of the boundary wall, little is left of this fort.
 
Mormugao Fort in Goa

it was a key Portuguese fort for the defense of Goa, on the north side of the estuary of the Teracol River, the most northern boundary of Goa. Hyped as one of the state's most atmospheric historic monuments, it turns out to be little more than a down at heel country house recently converted into a low-key luxury hotel. Decorative turrets and dry moat with commanding views of the estuary and ocean mark the fort.

If ones visit coincides with the arrival of a guided tour, one may get a chance to look around the gloomy interior of the chapel of St. Anthony, in the fort's claustrophobic cobbled square; at other times it's kept locked. The Chapel also has a classical late Goan facade.

 

Goa OnlineTour Reservation Query

* Compulsory Fields     Details of Journey:
* Name:   Duration of Travel in India (Approx.):
Address:   * Intended Month & Year of Visit:
         
* Country:   No. of People Traveling: Adult Children
*Tel No. :
(with city & country code)

* E-mail:


  * Preferences / Details
of Services Required:
 

India Hill Station

Kerala Tour

Agra Tour

Delhi Tour

Goa Tour

Hotels of Rajasthan

India Travel || About us || Contact us || Feedback || Email || Site Map || Add Url

Member of

IATO Member