Forts of Goa
Chapora FortSituated beside the Anjuna sandy seashore, the Chapora fort was constructed by Adil Shah of Bijapur. The fort presents a stunning outlook of the ocean as it is located atop a cliff, on the seaboard area of the Anjuna beach. A couple of wrecks here and there give a mystical gaze to it, though else it has been well preserved. It was granted a new dimension when the Portuguese took over and one can glimpse finds of the Portuguese architecture in it.
Aguada FortAnother well renowned fort of Goa would be the Aguada fort, constructed by the Portuguese in 1612 A.D. This fort was constructed in alignment to defend Goa from any external foe attacks from the sea. Built beside the Mandovi River, the Aguada fort draws from its title from the Portuguese phrase "aguada" which means "water". The location where this fort is located is a hotspot of numerous natural springs, which supplied the Portuguese with drinking water. A part of the fort has been changed into central jail. Otherwise, the picturesque Aguada Fort is pleasant location to unwind and relax.
Cabo De RamaThe Cabo De Rama fort is located on the south coast of Goa. The Portuguese rebuilt it when they took over. They constructed a chapel interior the fort. The chapel is still in use, but else the fort lies in wrecks, which presents it a magical look. It was uninhabited for numerous years, and presents a much wrecked look. Locals accept the fact that Lord Rama resided in this fort with his wife Seta for one time throughout his 14-year exile.
Terekhol FortThe Maharaja of Sawanwadi constructed The Terekhol Fort on the banks of the Terekhol River. It was taken over by the Portuguese and rebuilt it afresh in 1764. The fort has now been altered into a heritage hotel. The fort flourishes in calm and serenity as serene seas enclose it. One can relish the attractive outlook of the endless ocean for hours simultaneously and soak in the wealthy chronicled legacy it has to offer.
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