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Location of Aguada fort : Bardez, North Goa, India, 403515

Visting Time : Tuesday - Sunday from 9.30 AM to 6 PM

How to Reach Aguda Fort : One can reach there by hiring a taxi, bus, or self drive scooty, etc from Mapsua or any other location in goa. 

Places to see near Aguada Fort :  Sinquerim Beach, Visit Sinquerim Fort, the Lighthouse

From Panaji Aguada Fort is located at a distance of about 20 kms. It is located on a top near to the river Mandovi. 

The Aguada Fort is situated at a sarationep of around 18 kms from Panaji.Fort Aguada is situated on a peak close to the mouth of the stream Mandovi. The post was named Aguada which implies water in Portuguese as a result of the nearness of three freshwater springs inside. This fortress was built in the year 1612. Durings its utilization, boats would stop at the lower fortification for supplies and water.

The Fort Aguada is one of the largest and impressive forts preserved as one of the best known landmarks in Goan history. Its prominence has grown from the fact that its headland on which it is built offers a wonderful site for military architects due to its shielding of the vital sea access from the heart of the Portuguese territory thereby making it an ideal site for seaward as well as landward defense.

Aguada stronghold has an intricate guard framework and was intensely equipped and invigorated amid the Portuguese rule.Due to its key area the fortification summons an awesome perspective of the ocean and the neighboring towns. The post has steep sides along the ocean and a channel as an afterthought confronting the area. Various guns arranged its bulwark at one time. The fortification is twofold walled and has a two entryways at its gatehouse to go about as a safeguard in the event that aggressors succeeded in breaking the external divider.

The primary goal of building the fortification was to watch Goa against the Dutch and the Marathas. The fortification served as a kind of perspective point for vessels originating from Europe. Fortress Aguada was the most prized and essential fortification to the Portuguese. Aguada fortification is housed by a 4 story Portuguese beacon, raised in 1864, which is the most established of its kind in Asia. This beacon is no more being used, having been supplanted by another one developed as of late. The light from this beacon can be seen even in far away places like Mapusa and Aldona during the evening. A tremendous tank with underground loads is situated at the focal point of the fortress. A little entryway prompts the chambers and tanks underneath. This bit of the fortress has been secured with solid chunks and is not open to people in general.

Aguada post is amongst the bigger in goa and spreads the whole landmass at the south western tip of Bardez taluka. A part of the stronghold is changed over into a Central correctional facility and an extravagance shoreline resort. Found near the stronghold there are two of the best lodgings in North Goa, the Taj Holiday Village and the Fort Aguada Hotel. The last was initially a part of the post itself and now has been changed over to a resort.