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Fort Aguada, Goa

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A well-preserved structure constructed in 1612, Fort Aguada sits on the mouth of River Mandovi, placed there to fend of the Dutch and the Marathas. Examine how the entire strategic construction is divided into two sections, with the upper part used as a water station and fort, and the lower as a berth for ships. The lighthouse was used to guide ships safely to their docks, until it was abandoned in 1976. Deep inside, discover the escape passage that enabled retreat during war and other emergencies. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fort Aguada by using our Goa day trip planning tool.
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  • Fine area, not much to see around there to be honest. Just to spend one hour and see the fort, that;s it 
    Fine area, not much to see around there to be honest. Just to spend one hour and see the fort, that;s it  more »
  • Fort Aguada is situated about 8 km from capital Panjim. This fort was constructed by the Portughese as part of colonial history of india. Presently it is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of... 
    Fort Aguada is situated about 8 km from capital Panjim. This fort was constructed by the Portughese as part of colonial history of india. Presently it is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of...  more »
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  • The fort is an immense knowledge book. But as any historical place it needs time and a good guide. If you are running short of time, you may not like the fort and it's surroundings. The surrounding area needs 3-6 hours to explore depending on your fitness level. The fort takes about an hour to roam at peace . The water cooler was not working during my time. Their are plenty of food stalls outside to take care for your food, water and juices. You will need to walk and in the sun it can be really hot. The fort is divided in various sectors. The vehicle reaches only the top part. For the other sector one needs to trek around. Best time to trek is early in the morning just before sunrise. Best time to visit the lighthouse which is next to fort is evening.
  • It's one old fort which is renovated well. Where it's surrounded by beach on the other end. The fort is one epic monument. You can enjoy the landscapes. In Goa, whomsoever visits it's once of a tourist most visited place. Enjoy well and let you share the experience about it on my post.

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