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Candolim Beach, Goa

Candolim Beach, Goa

2.98km from Aguada Fort

Candolim is a census town in North Goa ,and is a tourist destination. It is less congested and has better planned than the other beaches of Goa

Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

3.93km from Aguada Fort

Surrounded by sturdy laterite walls studded with typically Portuguese turrets, it was erected in 1551 to protect the narrowest point at the mouth of the Mandovi river. It was used as a residence for viceroys and later converted to a fortress.

Calangute Beach

Calangute Beach

6.11km from Aguada Fort

Calangute beach is the largest in North Goa. The beach offers water sport activities like parasailing and water skiing, among others.

Goa Museum

Goa Museum

6.42km from Aguada Fort

The museum has over 8,000 artifacts on display, including stone sculptures, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropological objects. The main focus is on Ancient History and Archaeology, Art and Craft, and Geology.

Baga Beach

Baga Beach

8.16km from Aguada Fort

Long sandy beach packed with shacks, resorts and fishing boats. Quieter and isolated, it stands among high hills and deep blue Arabian Sea.

Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach

9.66km from Aguada Fort

Part of a 30 kilometers extended beach coastline along the west coast of Goa by the Arabian sea. In some parts of the beach, you will be able to see an array of red laterite rocks protruding out to the sea.

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary

10.67km from Aguada Fort

An estuarine mangrove habitat declared as a Bird sanctuary. The sanctuary is named after Salim Ali, the eminent Indian Ornithologist. Accessed by a ferry service running between Ribander and Chorão, it sanctuary has a paved walk that runs between mangroves.

Chapora Beach

Chapora Beach

13.13km from Aguada Fort

White sands, black lava rocks, sapphire expanse, and shaking palms. One of the most favorite beaches of Goa, with plenty of shacks and restaurants around.

Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

13.22km from Aguada Fort

This ancient fort in North Goa offers splendid views of the adjoining Vagator beach and overlooks the Arabian Sea from all angles.

Indian Naval Aviation Museum

Indian Naval Aviation Museum

14.86km from Aguada Fort

Showcases the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum is divided into two main parts, an outdoor exhibit, and a two-story indoor gallery. The outdoor exhibit is a huge park that visitors can walk through and see decommissioned aircraft. Some of them date back to before the 1940s.

Basilica of Bom Jesus

Basilica of Bom Jesus

14.87km from Aguada Fort

The Basilica is partially in ruins but still a model of elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is unplastered on the outside. The lime plaster which existed earlier was stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. The church contains the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Se Cathedral

Se Cathedral

14.95km from Aguada Fort

Built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510. Since the day of the victory happened to be on the feast of Saint Catherine, the cathedral was dedicated to her.

Mandrem Beach

Mandrem Beach

20.84km from Aguada Fort

White sand beach with clear water. Quiet and peaceful, the view of Mandrem Beach is special during high tide time when the sea water rushes into the Mandrem Creek.

Colva Beach

Colva Beach

27.84km from Aguada Fort

Covered in powdery white sand and lined with coconut palms, this is a very popular and busy beach of Goa.

Goa Chitra Museum

Goa Chitra Museum

31.09km from Aguada Fort

It has a collection of over 4000 artifacts focusing on Goa's traditional agrarian technology and lifestyle. The collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts and palanquins from different points of the past. It also showcases an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice which are staples of the area.

Cabo de Rama Fort

Cabo de Rama Fort

47.64km from Aguada Fort

In the past, the fort has switched hands between Hindu, Muslim monarchs and the Portuguese and witnessed many battles. The present rickety structure with turrets and rusty cannons is a leftover of the Portuguese.

Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla

Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla

51.72km from Aguada Fort

This is a 12th-century Shaivite temple. It is the only structural temple of the Kadamba period(10th to 14th century) to survive the destructions during Muslim and Portuguese occupations of Goan territory.

Agonda Beach

Agonda Beach

54.87km from Aguada Fort

Stretching for miles, this is one of the best beaches of Goa and the country. During September, the beach serves as a nesting ground for olive ridley sea turtles.

Amboli Water Falls

Amboli Water Falls

56.21km from Aguada Fort

It is a breathtaking waterfall located in south Maharashtra. Amboli is one of the world's "Eco Hot-Spots" category.

Salaulim Dam

Salaulim Dam

57km from Aguada Fort

Goa’s largest manmade reservoir. The Selaulim dam is a composite earth-cum-masonry dam of 42.7 meters height with a water spread area of 24 square kilometers. The Duckbill type spillway here is an interesting structure to checkout.

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Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515, India

A well preserved 17th-century fort along with a lighthouse overlooking the Arabian sea. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada, meaning Water.