Forts

Forts of Goa – Rivona Fort

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Visitors who make the long journey to Rivona, about 25 kms south of Margao, itself 33 kms from Panaji will probably intend to visit the abandoned Pandava Caves. From here, a 10 minutes’ drive to […]

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Forts of Goa – Chandor Fort

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Nothing remains now of what was probably Goa’s earliest fort, at its first capital Chandrapura –now Chandor. Used as a base by the Bhojas as early as the 4th – 5th centuries AD, the whole […]

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Forts of Goa – Rachol Fort

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Only an archway made of stone and a dry moat remain of Rachol Fort, one of the oldest forts in Goa. Built by the Bahamani sultans, it was captured by Krishnaraya, king of Vijayanagar, but […]

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Forts of Goa – Nanus Fort (Nanuz Fort)

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Located in Satari taluka and stronghold of the Ranes, who launched a series of attacks on the colonisers in the 19th century, Nanus Fort is best known for having been captured by Dipaji Rane and […]

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Forts of Goa – Corjuem Fort

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Also in Bardez taluka, along the eastern border near Adlona village, Corjuem fort was built in 1705. Corjuem Fort is situated 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the village of Aldona on the river island of Corjuem. […]

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Forts of Goa – Colvale Fort

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

  Ruins of Colvale Fort. The Colvale Fort was known as O Fortaleza de São Sebastião de Colvale. This fort was built in 1635 on the orders of the then Viceroy of the Estado Português da […]

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Forts of Goa – Cabo Da Rama

February 24, 2017 Gautam 0

Located mid-way between the beach of Betul and Agonda, Cabo da Rama is Goa’s southernmost fort, in Canacona taluka. Named after the hero of the Ramayana the present fort dates to 1763, when it was […]

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