It was the second day of my trip to Goa and I was already overwhelmed with the liveliness and cheerfulness of the state. The lovely beaches, palm trees and captivating sand dunes make the place much more enchanting. Being one of hottest tourism places in India attracts large number of people from all over the world. The place is known for its magnanimous beaches and sun-kissed sand. I had read about Fort Aguada in Goa in some magazine, and then I had made up my mind to visit the place at least once in a lifetime. So as this time I was there with my kid, I was keenly interested in taking up a trip to the fort as historic places and places having some cultural significance have always been in my hit list.
The fort was constructed in the year 1613 which is quite a long time back. Goa has this beauty of preserving very old monuments. The Fort Aguada references to the Old Portuguese style architecture and stands to the south of the Candolim Beach. The Candolim beach on the other hand is located to the north of the state. River Mandovi also finds its location near the Fort Aguada.
The Portugal meaning of ‘Aguada’ is ‘water’. The name of the fort is derived from water which represents that the fort was used to be the central water reservoir during the Portugal existence.
The entire fort has two parts, in which the upper part was used as a watering station and the lower part was reserved as a safety region for the ships. The historical remains of the beach make it
more attractive and drag large number of people from all over the world. Nowadays, the Fort is being maintained by the Indian Hotels Corporation. One of the most famous beach resorts is the Fort
Aguada Beach resort which is located just behind the Fort Aguada.
Located at a distance of just 18 kilometers from the state capital Panaji, the fort is a perfect place to stroll out freely ina carefree manner. I had a wonderful day there and Sanvi also enjoyed a lot. The weather was perfect and the sun wasn’t too bright that day.