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- Address: Aguada - Siolim Rd, Sinquerium, Candolim, Aguada Fort Area, Goa, 403515, Panaji, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8025308138
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort
Aguada Fort - Review
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
53.68% of people start their Aguada Fort visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Aguada Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aguada Fort
Aguada Fort Trips
Aguada Fort, Panaji Reviews
It is a good place for friends, family and alone too. You can explore around the place extensively. You can also trek the hills. But please keep the environment clean. Do not litter. There is a lighthouse and you can climb it. It offers a panoramic view of the entire beach and is a view to behold. There are good parking facilities. But there could be some amount of crowd. There is a jail on the foothill. You can visit it if opened or trek down the hill and reach it. But the hill is mainly gravels, so take care, lest you slip down.
The place is good to reach and spend time when the weather is good and cool otherwise you will be roasted in the heat of sun. The place gets closed on 17:30 so reach there on time. The view from the place is just soothing and calm. Ocean can be seen and feels good to have such a deep view. The area is well maintained and clean. If you are in Goa, and have seen all areas and have nothing to do, then on a good day and weather, try to reach here and relax.
A great place to visit in Goa with significant historical importance. This is a place where Portuguese store fresh water for their ships and also a jail for the prisoners. Beautiful architecture at the junction of a river and sea. You can click beautiful pictures here. They only issue is parking which you have to manage .
Nice and historical fort. Fort Aguada is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Goa. It receives a lot of tourist traffic all around the year. Reasons are that it's excellent for sightseeing and also that it stands as a testimony to the glory of Portuguese empire. Construction of the fort was undertaken by the Portuguese in the year 1609 for the purpose of keeping an eye on the movements through the waters and the nearby areas and the structure was finally completed in 1612. Since then, precisely for over more than 400 years, the fort has stood strong (although some parts of it have been ruined) and its magnificence remains intact. The location where the fort was constructed was of strategic importance to the empire and provided it a great defence base.. Amazing taste of 🍋 lemon soda .. it is very popular .. must try .. and also there are many good options to buy hats and sunglasses too .
Scenic wise the best place in North Goa. Firstly the ride towards Aguada is by itself very beautiful. Secondly the place has its own historical importance built by Portuguese rulers for providing fresh water supply to the ships passing by in the Arabian sea. Fabulous place to visit around evening with a great view of the Arabian Sea. Great place for photo lovers. Average time per individual should be 40-45 minutes.