Forts

The many magnificent forts scattered across Goa that were once of great political, military and economic significance are today silent sentinels of the state’s history. They are some of the most celebrated legacies that were left behind by the Portuguese, who constructed these marvellous structures to protect Goa against invaders. While some forts still stand tall, reminiscent of all its past glory, others that have been reduced to ruins are still interesting history lessons for the curious traveller. Most of them overlook the breathtaking coastline of Goa’s many beaches and offer incredible views of the sunrises and sunsets. While the Aguada and Chapora forts are some of the popular forts that draws tourists, you can also explore lesser-known spots like the Reis Magos fort that have been restored beautifully.

Tiracol Fort

Tiracol Fort

The construction of the 17th-century Fort Tiracol was commissioned by the Maharaja of Sawantadi. It is situated at the confluence of the Riv... Continue Reading

Reis Magos Fort

Reis Magos Fort

The Reis Magos Fort is a few kilometers from Fort Aguada. It is a 16th century bastion constructed at the banks of the River Mandovi. The Fo... Continue Reading

Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort

The Chapora Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1617 on the site of an older structure built during a time when Goa was one of the prized po... Continue Reading

Cabo de Rama Fort

Cabo de Rama Fort

Cabo De Rama is situated 16 km north of Agonda beach at the south end of Colva Bay in Canacona district of Goa. Also known as The Cape of Ra... Continue Reading

Aguada Fort

Aguada Fort

Fort Aguada ('water' in Portuguese) was one among a string of defensive structures the Portuguese colonists built to ward off threats from p... Continue Reading