Where do you want to go?
Search:
 
ONE STOP TRAVEL GUIDE TO INDIA
Home Adventure Beaches Cities Fairs & Festivals Forts & Palaces Hill stations People and Culture Pilgrimages Wildlife Blog
  Goa City
  Hotels
  Tour Packages
  Information
 
Home » West india » Goa » Forts and palaces » Aguada Fort
 
 
Goa Places to see AGUADA FORT


Quick Bytes :

Located : Bardez taluka, North Goa district

Constructed by : Portuguese colonizers

Period of Construction : 1609-12 AD

Aguada Fort stands tall beside the estuary of the Mandovi River. This fort is the only Portuguese fort that was not conquered during the 450 years rule of Portuguese colonizers in Goa.

The robust architecture and internal features of Aguada fort are worth watching. The walls of this structure still exhibit the original construction, since it has been well-preserved. Inside the fort there stands a four- storey light house that is perhaps one of its kinds in entire Asia. This light house was created in 1864.

Fort’s Interior :

This fort has two distinct parts, both of which have different functions. The upper part of the fort gives a high overlooking view of the sea. This upper fort was used mainly to guard the coastline. The lower part of the fort is attached with bastions all over the sea level. The lower part also has a water tank that has a capacity of 2,376,000 gallons. This water tank was once a repository for freshwater. Presently, a part of this huge fort is used as jail of Goa.

Apart from the water tank and light house, the fort was associated with two hundred cannons. The assembly of such a massive number of cannons made Aguada Fort a major bulwark against the invaders.

The view of the coastline from the fort top is really enthralling and it gives you the opportunity to capture great photographs. You can make your visit to this fort memorable with the dolphin trip. You can go for a dolphin trip that is organized at the river and during this trip you can get a view of the Aguada jail.

Visiting this fort is not a tough job since almost every tourist operator organizes  trips to Aguada fort. This is a prominent tourist spot and one can reach this place by hiring local transport.

History :

This fort was built during 1612 AD to ward off mostly Dutch and Marathas.The name of this fort defines its prime function during the Portuguese rule. The term “Agauda” is a Portuguese word which means, water. And Aguada Fort served as a freshwater supply for most of the European ships that halted at this fort.

   
* Name :
* Email :
Website :
* Review :
   
 
  Other
Map
How to reach
Weather
Photos
Videos
Reviews
   
 
  WildLife
  Forts & Palaces
  Fairs & Festivals
  Pilgrimages
 
 
Popular Forts And Palaces Of India
 
 
SERVICES
 
bullet Hotels
bullet Flights
bullet Buses
bullet Trains
bullet Cabs
 
EXPLORE INDIA
 
bullet East India
bullet West India
bullet North India
bullet South India
bullet Central India
   
 
ABOUT US
 
bullet About Us
bullet Blog
bullet Contact Us
bullet Feedback
 
SUPPORT
 
bullet FAQ
   
 
LEGAL
 
bullet Info
   
 
FOLLOW US ON:
 
Facebook twitter RSS Foursquare Flikr
Powered By :