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Fort Aguada - Goa

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Located 18 kms from the capital city of Panaji in goa, it is a beautiful architectural epitome of Fort Aguada. The fort is nestles at the rocky flattened top of the headland and is one of the largest well preserved Portugal fort in Goa.

Aguada fort was built in 1612 to guard the northern shores of Mandovi river from the attacks by Dutch and Maratha raiders. A part of the Aguada fort is now converted into a luxury beach resort. 

The name of the fort Aguada means water in Portuguese and was named the same because of the presence of three fresh water spring inside it. It was the most prized and crucial forts for Portuguese.

Aguada fort has a four storey Portuguese lighthouse erected in 1864, which is the oldest of its kind in Asia. The light from this lighthouse can be seen even in far off places like Mapusa and Aldona at night. The lighthouse is no more in use now having been replaced by the new one recently. Along with that, the fort also houses a central Jail in its premises. 

A huge tank with underground chambers is located at the center of the fort. Through the portions have now been covered and are no more accessible for general public. Aguada fort is the largest fort in goa covering the entire peninsula at the south western tip of Bardez taluka. It is definite a worth place to visit for traveling in the beautiful state.

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