Goa has a lot of wonderful forts. Being the smallest state by area it has a lot to offer to people. These forts were built in the Portuguese era. Here are list of 6 wonderful forts in Goa which are worth a visit.
• Aguada Fort North Goa
It is one of the most popular forts in Goa. This fort was constructed in 1612 to save the invasions of the Dutch and Marathas. “Agua” in Portuguese means water. The fort derives its name from “Aguada” which means to denote a place where water is accumulated.
• Chapora Fort North Goa
This fort was built by the Portuguese in 1617. This fort is around 10km from Mapusa. If you climb up to this fort you will see the splendid views of nearby Anjuna and Vagator beaches. The fort is very scenic it is covered by sea on 2 sides and river on the other side.
• Terekhol Fort North Goa
This beach is often mis-spelt as Tirakol or Tirakhol. This fort was built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle in the year in the 17th century. It was then rebuilt in 1764 when the Portuguese captured the fort.
• Corjuem Fort North Goa
Corjuem Fort is 12 kilometers from Panjim. It is a small fort when compared to other forts in Goa. But it gives a good view of the surrounding river and land. It was a military castle for the defense of Portuguese India.
• Cabo De Rama Fort South Goa
Portuguese claimed the Cabo de Rama Fort after defeating the Raja (King) of Soonda and then renovated the fort. Now the present situation is that the fort is in ruins but it is still a major tourist attraction.
• Mormugao Fort South Goa
Mormugao Fort was build in 1624, was considered as one of the major costal forts in Goa. The fort is located to the north of Vasco Da Gama town and just south of Murmogao Port. Mormugao Fort is today situated among some of Goa’s most visited tourist attractions like Varca Beach.