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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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  • Beautiful location, you get to see wonderful sunset at this place, its always crowded usually at sunset time. Loved being there. 
    Beautiful location, you get to see wonderful sunset at this place, its always crowded usually at sunset time. Loved being there.  more »
  • Fort Aguada is a very picturistic place which is situated on a hill and one can see Full view of arabian sea and Candolim Beach from the top. It has TAJ FORT AGUADA HOTEL at the back and a small road....  more
    Fort Aguada is a very picturistic place which is situated on a hill and one can see Full view of arabian sea and Candolim Beach from the top. It has TAJ FORT AGUADA HOTEL at the back and a small road....  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. Also, consider the parking for two wheeler’s is 50/-.
  • Beautiful Fort The fort is small when compared to other forts and cleanly maintained. The walls of the fort still look so much beautiful. The fort is at the edge of the ocean and the fort is fully surrounded by deep digs which were used to defence containing water and crocodiles, so that the invaders cannot cross it easily. The fort is having light house, prisons. The view of the ocean from the fort is so much beautiful.There are no hotels near the fort, you have to come to city which is 10km away from the fort. The roads are quite good and easy for driving.

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