Explore Goa from A Different Perspective – 7 Must-Visit Fortsby Aditya Sharma Help in the Organised Travel Within and Abroad Ind
Goa, there is no doubt that every traveler dreams of visiting this beach city once in a lifetime. Whether it is a honeymoon trip or solo expedition, family outing or long awaiting break, everyone from different backgrounds of interest will love this perfect combination of Indian and Portuguese cultures. It is equally interesting for the first-timers as well as frequent visitors. You must have learned about the exotic nightlife, spectacular sea beaches, adventure water sports, delectable seafood, and many other popular attractions of this city, and also lived them too. This time explore the illuminating forts in Goa, which depicts the story of the ancient historical era.
Portuguese won the revolt over the Marathas and conquered the land. Then it had begun the periods of developing their beliefs and cultures on the land of Goa. All the famous forts in Goa carry that heritage of the ancient era. You are definite to fall for their ambiance and would love to unveil the stories buried inside. Continue reading.
7 must-visit forts in North Goa:
1. Reis Magos Fort
It is known among the oldest forts of North Goa and offers exclusive panoramic views all around. It was built in 1551 on the bank of Mandovi River, Goa. Recently, it has been restored by the cultural and heritage center of Goa.
2. Chapora Fort
It is definitely the most popular one to be visited by tourists. You must witness the sunrise and sunset in Goa from here. Bijapur’s Sultan Adil Shah had built this fort in 1510. It is situated at the joining of the Chapora River and the Arabian Sea.
3. Terekhol Fort
It is another Goa famous fort and locally known as Tiracol Fort. It is situated at the start of River Tiracol and thus has awesome scenic beauty. To reach this fort, you need to take a ferry ride from Querim to Terekhol. It was too built in the 17th century and Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle has constructed this architecture. Later Portuguese took over its right. It witnesses the freedom fight movement in 1961 and was the shelter for Indian freedom fighters.
4. Corjeum Fort
It was established at the beginning of the 17th century. The surrounding of the fort offers marvelous scenic background. Corjeum Fort is known as one of the two inland forts in this island city. It was served as the Portuguese Military Fortress of that era. Its unique location makes it more exquisite for visiting.
5. Nanuz Fort
One of the most popular forts in Goa, which every nature-lover and peace-seekers would love to visit. It has a glorious historical background. It was established back in the 17th century by the Maratha ruler Chatrapati Shivaji. It has witnessed the collapse and upsurge of the city. The aromatic surrounding attracts every visitor.
6. Sinquerim Fort
This fort is located only 18 km away from the main city. It is the subordinate extension of Aguada Fort, which was established back in 1612. The position of this fort has clearly divided the Sinquerim beach into two halves. So, visiting the surrounding place you will get to see some memorable views of the Arabian Sea which is definite to leave you to spellbind.
7. Aguada Fort
Aguada is definitely one of the must-visit forts in North Goa. Due to its well-maintained structure, it is loved by the majority of tourists visiting Goa. You can capture some proud moments of this fort while it overlooks the Arabian Sea. For a better view, come here during the sunset time. This Portuguese architecture epitome was established in the 17th century. It is also located on Sinquerim Beach.
With an extra holiday in hand, you may also leave for exploring the cool and serene forts in South Goa which includes Anjdiv Fort, Mormugao Fort, Rachol Fort and Cabo de Rama Fort which all carries the historic significance of ancient India. South Goa forts are not so well maintained like the forts in the northern region of the city. But still, they are must-visit.
Any Goa local sightseeing package will include the visit of these popular forts on the land. So, if you have come here on an adventurous trip and still are left with a couple of holidays more, don’t miss out on a chance to unveil another historic and hidden side of Goa.
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