Image Gallery of Fort Aguada Goa, India
Goa, a perfect place for holidays, boasts of umpteen numbers re of sightseeing choices which range from nature to historic places. One such is Fort Aguada. An excellent example of Portuguese architecture it was built in the year from 1609 to 12. This fort was constructed with the purpose of restricting the entry into the River Mandovi, so as to control the political threats.
At a distance of 18 kms away from Panaji, it is situated at the top of a hill near the River Mandovi. This fort has received its name from the name Portuguese aguada which means water. This was owing to the availability of fresh water springs inside. As this fort provided an extensive view of the sea and the neighboring villages, it was used one of the important forts. It had an elaborate defense system too. With double walls and two gates, this fort was strategically designed to keep enemies at bay.
It has now a lighthouse, which can be seen in night from as far as Mapusa and Aldona. At the center of the fort, there is a huge tank with various underground chambers. There is a small door which leads to these chambers and tank, further inside. However, this area is now not accessible to public. It has been covered with concrete slabs.
This fort has been also popular as one of the largest forts of Goa. Recently, some of the part of this fort has been used to build a Central jail. Some of its part has been converted into a luxury beach resort, namely Fort Aguada Hotel. This hotel is quite close to another popular 5 star accommodation, Taj Holiday Village.