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Daijiworld News Network _ Goa (MB)

Text and exclusive pics by Rajtilak Naik in Panaji

July 26, 2006

Goa, a former Portuguese colony, is known not only for its world-famous beaches but also for its historical Forts.

Monsoon being the off season in Goa, you will still find the Goan Forts going full with tourists from all over the world. Fort of Aguada is situated in the north of Goa, around 18 kms from Panaji.

The Fort of Aguada was built in 1612 by the Portuguese to control the entry of the enemy into River Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from attacks.

Fort view

Lighthouse view

Lighthouse view



Lighthouse view

Underground central jail roof

Tourists (spending some lonely moments)

Lighthouse profile

Overview,  a tourist couple


Fort gallery

The fort derived its name from the Portuguese word 'Aguada' meaning 'Water'. The fortification skirts the seashore. From the ramparts of Fort Aguada in Goa, you can get a fantastic view of the golden Goan beaches running right up to the borders of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

At the centre of the Fort Aguada in Goa is a circular lighthouse tower which was built in 1864. If you can manage to reach the top of the lighthouse, then you can catch some excellent view of the Cabo Raj Niwas (Th official residence of the Governor of Goa). The Fort at present houses the central jail.

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