Aguada Fort, PanajiCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Aguada - Siolim Rd, Sinquerium, Candolim, Aguada Fort Area, Goa, 403515, Panaji, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8025308138
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
About Aguada Fort, Panaji
Even though only parts of this fort remain it is still very beautiful and definitely worth a visit. Built by the Portugese and the Marathas the fort is a wonderful amalgamation of the two cultures. This is very apparent in its architecture.
The primary purpose of the fort was to keep prisoners and to provide freshwater to the sailors. The cells of the prison were designed in such a way that very little sun-light would reach the criminals. The place has vestiges of the huge building though and it provides a magnificient view of the sea. There is a short and stout white lighthouse in the premises that acted as a beacon for the sailors, but now lies abandoned.
Aguada Fort Information
- Fortress Aguada Beach Resort is made out of various villas and houses, with 130 rooms and incorporating 24 Terrace Suites. There are likewise nine restaurants and close-by shores.
- Apart from the numerous vibrant water games, the recreational offices for tennis, squash and mountaineering are also regularly functional.
Restaurants Near Aguada Fort
- The Upper House
- Cafe Mangii
- Tea Cafe Goa
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Things to Know Before Visiting Aguada Fort
95% of people who visit Panaji include Aguada Fort in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
41.9% of people start their Aguada Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Aguada Fort
93.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aguada Fort
Aguada Fort, Panaji Reviews
Not exactly a fort. Was earlier used a water harvesting and reservoir for water supply. Nice view of the water body below from top of the fort. A large quadrangle presents nice seating and viewing. The fort is visible while taking boat ride at Coco beach. Parking available. Nice lemon soda is also available at the parking site. You can see the sunset from this fort which is very beautiful when the sun sinks into the horizon.. The fort's architecture is also good.. Stay here for as long as you want. I love this place and the path that takes you to here. The hills, the sea and the lighthouse everything about this place is beautiful and kind of musical. You can pick a spot and stay there for hours watching people come and go just like the waves on the other side.
This place is so naturally built. The architecture is amazing. I think "Game of Thrones" should shoot here. It's constructed right adjacent to the beach. It doesn't take much effort to reach the top of the fort. Hardly 20 min walk. Once you've reached there the view of the Arabian sea is the one to watch. Beautiful! It takes like one hour to get back to your cars.
It's best visited in the evening. Daylight is so bright and hot. It's 400 years old and well preserved. It was not only a fort which had 79 cannons but also largest water storage for replenishing fresh water in Portuguese ships. It may take up to 1 hour to see the fort completely. Recommended only if interested in architecture and/or history.
Not exactly a fort. Was earlier used a water harvesting and reservoir for water supply. Nice view of the water body below from top of the fort. A large quadrangle presents nice seating and viewing. The fort is visible while taking boat ride at Coco beach. Parking available. Nice lemon soda is also available at the parking site.
Fort Aguada and lighthouse is a well-preserved 17th century built oldest of it's kind. It used to be the largest reservoir of fresh water during it's time. Upper segment of fort includes water storage, gunpowder room, and lighthouse with grandstand of 79 Cannons. And bottom segment of fort were shelter for ships. It has a scenic view, best to visit in morning and evening. In the afternoon it's very hot.