Best time to visit11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open hours9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Things to dohistory tours
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesCouples, Families, Friends
Rank2 out of 2 attractions in Sinquerim
This is a very well preserved fort which was built in the 17th Century by the Portuguese. The fort was made as the most important building of the Portuguese colonials and they always wanted to save it against the Dutch and the Maratha rulers. It is in the Candolin area on the Sinquerim Beach. The location of the fort on the banks of the Mandovi River makes it look even more beautiful. The fort covers a large area and almost covers the whole tip land of the Bardez Peninsula. At present there is also a holiday resort built here by the tatas and is a beautiful place to stay for a peaceful vacation. It is also close to the Candolim Beach and the shopping and eating areas around. This was at one time the most important port where most of the ferries and boats landed and left from and thus the name Aguada meaning 'water'.
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Reviews of Fort Aguada • 43
We decided not to stay in room for the whole day then we went out for aguada fort were we saw the architectural intelligence of the people who built the fort in the mountain. It was raining there for more than 4 hours so we stuck there. And we went to baga beach were the funny thing happened. We walked for 3KMS in the beach sand and then we realised that the baga beach is connected to calangute beach. We sat on the sand and laughed at ourselves. The were trying to eat some South Indian foods but it was possible out there. The we enjoyed the dinner out there. The we went to Tito's lane and enjoyed in the pub. At 3:00 in the morning we went back to our rooms.
We got down as we were hungry again. There is something in the breeze of the Goa, you can eat double here. The cab dropped us in the Calangute beach. We had some snacks from a beach side café. The food was moderate. The Calangute beach seemed crowded so we decided to go to the Baga beach.We did some shopping from the beach side market, bought some souvenir and gifts for families and relatives. We all knew drinks are cheaper in Goa, but how much cheaper we understood after going there, it's like one third of the usual price. It is true that beer is cheaper than water there.
While entering into the fort rain started, so we covered with umbrella and hides somewhere. It’s very beautiful scene watching fort & sea while raining and take some photo snaps.
In the next morning, after completed the breakfast in Alfran Beach Resort, we vacated the room started to visit the Fort Aguada. The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. It is named for the fresh water spring that gives the fort a constant supply of potable water, ‘agua’ being the Portuguese word for water and ‘Aguada’ signifying a place where water is collected. So well built and fiercely armed was this fort that it has never fallen into enemy hands.
We reached Aguada Fort at around 5 pm. The fort overlooks the port of Dona Paula and the scenery from the top was mesmerising. The fort was actually built by the Portugese to hold off invasions from the Dutch and Marathas. Most of the fort now is in ruins and closed for tourists. Only the roof and a lighthouse is accessible.
I think it was beyond midnight when we decided to head back our room and sat around to gossip. It was around 3am when we left towards Fort Aguada, a night that I'll never forget. Except for the 8 of us there was not a single soul anywhere in the vicinity. Didn't particularly know the way and we ended up at a dead end which happened to be the gates of the Aguada Prison •creepy• It was probably the time coupled with the vibe but that place definitely gave us the creeps with weird stone statues and zero lights. Found our way to the fort and decided to camp there till sunrise. It took a while but what an absolutely splendid sunrise it was!
The scooter ride to Aguada fort, located a few kilometers away from Calangute beach is one of the better and easiest rides you'd experience in Goa, with altitude rising, the roads are still very subtle and beautiful to ride on. The fort consists of large premises that are build at a good height and close in on roads on one side and sea on the other, providing just the perfect spot for enjoying some good evening weather and a good photo session.
We reached Aguada fort and went straight to the wall facing the sea. Mr. Hubby was lost looking the wide sea and the green coconut tree while I balanced myself on the wall. And then he showed me my favourite site, the grey playing bunnies in sea. There is a sound just before dolphin’s jumps and then they jump in a group. I had seen dolphins during dolphin ride, but they are not themselves, in rains you see them dancing, playing, having fun.
We had decided to visit North Goa on the second day, so we started off with Aguada Fort followed by Arambol beach.
Woke up the next morning at 6.00 A.M and decided to go to the candolim Beach again. Got ready and left for the beach. Again it was so beautiful in the morning. The sound of the waves, the sun, the sand everything. We laid on the beach for few hours and me along with my friend decided to have a bath. Looking at the waves scared us so much but we gathered courage and move towards the waves. Woah! The waves when touched our whole body drifted us to the shore in nano seconds. We started laughing and enjoying. It continued for 20-25 minutes. The saline water and the sand scratched our knees so badly. Our body started getting tanned. But who cares. Sunrise at Candolim Beach
Next day head towards center goa. In between visit Aguada Fort.
One of Goa's most famous places, Fort Aguada, is a little out of the way. This is also the place where my bag got stolen with all the belongings save for what I had in my handbag that I was carrying, so you know, extra memorable :P .
#Dil chahta hai swag - Agouda FortThis place is very popular among tourists due to hit Bollywood movie "Dil chahta hai" picturized here starring Amir khan. the perfect place for shutterbugs.walls are super classy and a lighthouse is just awesome, this is the place where everyone wants to visit with there friends and click this pose.
3.Less Bull Shit!Goa, surprisingly is blessed with people who are always chilled out. For instance, what happened with us was, we went for dinner somewhere in Candolim. The restaurant was posh, there was great live music, the interiors were great, the ambiance was super chilled, the foreigners seemed to enjoy every single thing inside the place, suddenly a stray dog enters into the restaurant and sits down near one end of a table. The mood remains the same, the whole crowd seems to be chilled out, no one creates any fuss! I just couldn't imagine the fuss which would have been created if it was some other part of the country. Chilled out people resulting to an even more chilled out vibe is a definite yes for me!
This fort is amongst the many preserved places to see in Goa and essays an era of yore filled with events. A Portuguese fort overlooking the Sinquerim Beach and the Arabian Sea, Fort Aguada was constructed in 1613 and since then it has become a prominent landmark or a reference point for ships visiting the Goan shores from Europe.Dona Paula
12th Feb, next day, we hire a 2 wheeler and drive to the Aguada fort just after it closes down to our utter dismay. But, on the way back , our encounter with the cheap charlie hippie pub assures us why Goa is the land of chilled out people.Sushegad, i am reminded.
Next day(Sunday), we had arranged one taxi for sight seeing...So after having breakfast, we first went to Aguada Fort. Remember to take your hats, sunglasses, shawls and wear sunscreen once you go there..Its damn hot there.
Today we visited Fort Aguada the Portuguese fort near Sinquerim Beach and did some water sports , all the other beaches also have water sports but I usually prefer at Sinquerim Beach as its less crowded and you can more time and don’t have to wait much for your turn.
Second day, Early morning drizzle made a perfect weather to resume our Journey. During the proceedings, we vacated our rooms. Aguada fort was first on our list.
Day 2 started with our planned trip to Fort Aguada, 15kms away from Tamarind and about half an hour drive. The fort provides with some fascinating view of Panaji and the Arabian Sea. Rich in history and still quite well maintained, the fort gives you ample opportunities to click some fabulous pictures.
My second day in Goa and i was heading for Aguada Fort early morning as i know the Sun would be crazy by afternoon. Aguada Fort was not much of a thing. Just a fort, fort!I couldn't wait to go to the beach, so we headed towards the beach. Beach, as usual, was awesome. *blush* (As if I was on a date with the beach.. ya, you can say that!) :P Beaches in Goa are beautiful.
On Thursday, it was Agora Fort or Aguada Fort. This old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. There isn’t much to see here, but the view from the Fort is really good. There were a couple of old churches beside the Fort which were full with school kids, but you needn’t worry about not visiting, because in Goa you can’t go three blocks without a church staring at you.
i) Drove to Aguada fort to see sunsetj) Back to Baga. Dinner at Jamie's place. Lovely atmosphere at the restaurant and non indian good food.
Few kilometers away is Aguada fort and en-route to the fort, one comes across the church of St. Lawrence, the saint of the sailors where you would start believing in the idea of heaven as a place, as you stand on top of the hill staring at the Arabian sea where water shimmers like pearls when sunlight hits the surface of water.
But when the first five star hotel, Taj Fort Aguada (now Vedanta by Taj), had opened in 1974, it was thought to be a highly risky bet. Conventional wisdom held that foreigners wouldn’t travel this far for a seaside holiday, and also that Indians would always remain solar phobes. So while that first resort dominated a pristine arc of beach, every other strip of sand in Goa was gloriously empty: no shacks, no touts, no rooms for rent. Hard to believe, isn’t it?All that changed rapidly when mass tourism took off. Without adequate planning in place, a veritable tsunami of concrete haphazardly overwhelmed much of the once – beautiful shoreline.Now Goa goes 24 hours, 365 days a year, cramming in almost three million tourists annually, more than doubling its population all through the high season. Now dozens of flights pour into the state from across India, and another thousand charters annually connect the state to a bewildering array of countries: Iran, Ukraine, Finland, and Taiwan.But even as the rustic has become overshadowed by rush hour, the fact is that most of Goa’s original charms are resolutely intact if you know where to look. Step slightly beyond the blinking neon of the main tourist drags, and a beguiling, diverse and unique cultural landscape unfolds right in front of you.And there’s a song at every turn.