Goa Tourism

Mosques Of Goa – Jama Masjid Mosque

March 14, 2017 Jasmine 0

Situated 26 kms from Margao at Sanguem and built in the last century. The Jama Masjid was completely renovated in 1959. The new structure is remarkable for its harmonious proportions and elegant simplicity with its […]

Churches

Churches of Goa – St Anne Church, Agonda

March 14, 2017 Jasmine 0

Church Name:  St Anne (Santa Ana) Location: Agonda, Canacona Elevated: 27.12.1888 Feast: 1st Sunday of May The feast of St. Anne also known as “Touceachem Feast” or the “Cucumber Feast” is marked by the rituals […]

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 […]

Forts

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 […]

Forts

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 […]

Forts

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 […]

Forts

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. […]

Forts

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 […]

Forts

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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Forts of Goa – Sada Fort

February 15, 2017 Gautam 0

Best known for having provided refuge during an attack by the Marathas, led by Sambhaji, in 1685, the Sada fort was already over a century old then, having built c. 1543 when the Portuguese established […]

Forts

Forts of Goa – Reis Magos Fort

February 15, 2017 Gautam 0

About 5 km up the Mandovi river, where the estuary is narrowest stands Reis Magos Fort. The name, signifying the Magi Kings (Reis meaning king in Portuguese), is derived from that of the nearby church, […]

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