4 Forts in Goa that you should visit - With photos & details

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4 Forts to explore in Goa

The ideal destination for a beach vacation in India. Famous for water sports, bars & pubs, historic monuments. It was a portugese colony before.

Aguada FortFort 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.

Cabo de Rama FortTaluka Cabo da Rama, Canacona, Goa 403702, India

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.

Chapora FortChapora Fort Rd, Chapora, Goa 403509, India

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

Reis Magos FortVerem, Bardez, Goa 403114, India

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.