It recently shot to limelight in 2001 when parts of the Bollywood blockbuster 'Dil Chahta Hai' were filmed at the location, hence being known more as 'Dil Chahta Hai' fort among tourists.
The visit can be coupled with a visit to the nearby popular beaches of Vagator, Arambol, Baga etc.
How to get there: The fort lies near the Vagator beach, about 10 km from Mapusa, and about 20 from the state capital Panjim. It's very accessible for the tourists staying in the north and worth spending time. The final stretch is quite a steep dirt road as the fort is built on a slope. Tourists with problems like a backache, must take care.
Cost: No entry fee, as such. However, parking fee is charged.
Best time to visit: Spectacular views of the sunset can be seen in the evening once the fierce afternoon heat has died down. The beaches of Vagator, Anjuna, Morjim can be seen below with the vast Arabian sea in the background.
What not to miss: A picture in the 'Dil Chahta Hai' pose.