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Fort Aguada
The largest of Goa's many old forts, the 17th-century Fort Aguada is a well-preserved bastion situated right on the beach. It's worth exploring for its beautifully crafted stone architecture, lighthouse, and gorgeous views over Aguada Bay in the Arabian Sea.
 
The Basics
Fort Aguada was built between 1609 and 1612 to protect what's now known as Old Goa from potential Dutch and Marathi invaders. In its heyday, the fort provided water to passing ships from a freshwater spring inside the fort complex, giving the fort its name (aguada means "watery" in Portuguese). As the fort was never taken by force, much of it remains intact.
 
Tours of Goa highlights and beaches visit Fort Aguada. You can also see the fort and lighthouse from the sea on a dolphin-watching cruise that includes round-trip transport from many hotels.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Remember to wear sunscreen and a hat to avoid sunburn.
  • The fort is a treat for history buffs, but it’s not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Visit late in the day for great photos of the sun setting behind the fort and into the sea.
 
How to Get There
Fort Aguada is right on the beach in the town of Calangute, the southernmost beach area in the busy stretch of North Goa. It’s about an hour from the Vasco da Gama airport to Calangute, or a half-hour from the Goan capital, Panaji. Travelers can simply head to the beach and walk south: Fort Aguada is right in front of the luxury Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa.
 
When to Get There
Fort Aguada is open to visitors from sunrise to sunset, but travelers might find it best to visit first thing in the morning when temperatures are cooler, or wait until later in the day, when the sun begins to set into the ocean, making for fantastic photo opportunities.
 
Goa's Local Language: Konkani
Though most Goans speak native-level Hindi, English, and oftentimes Marathi, the local language here is Konkani, and you’ll hear it used by Goans in casual situations. Many Konkani words reflect Goa's multiple influences from abroad. For example, the Portuguese word bom is used to mean "good" in some cases.
Address: Calangute Candolim Sinquerim Rd, Bardez, Goa, India 403515, India
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Old Goa Fort Aguada, Reis Magos, and Three Beaches Private Full-Day Tour

Visit two of Goa's colonial forts and three of its beaches on this full-day private tour. Explore the Portuguese-built Fort Aguada and Reis Magos Fort, and learn why and how they were built. Then, admire Goa’s three best-known beaches: Anjuna, famous for its trance parties and weekly flea market; the rave hotspot of Vagator, and Calangute. Includes Goa hotel or optional cruise port pickup and drop-off (additional cost), private transport, and entrance fees.
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The blue seas are calling you towards them, to immerse yourself into the cold water and relax your back on the warm sands of the beach. North Goa is calling you. Famous for its beaches, it provides you a laidback, hippie and a very into-the-trans culture to all the visitors. Clad with several beaches, each beach will provide you a very unique culture of its own. Calangute beach is a more family-friendly beach which will provide you several water sports activities and some sunny time to relax with your family. While Anjuna beach is more famous for its hippie lifestyle and Ashwem beach is a known as the bikini beach as you can find more bikini-clad public than on any other beach. The tour will take you through all these beaches and help you experience the different cultures of these different beaches and spots architecture that will never make you regret your decision to take a trip to Goa.
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North Goa Sightseeing Tour - A Guided Experience in A Private Car

Goa is one of the most popular places to go to India and you would love to be here. Just for you, we have made this tur where you will be able to explore the Northern part of the state of Goa. The hand-picked places that we have selected for you, in this package, will allow you to visit all the famous places in North Goa.As you book you will get a chance to explore the beaches of North Goa including, Calangute Beach, Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach, and Candolim Beach. Also with this tour, we have added Dolphin Trip for you which will leave you filled with wonder and exploring the Fort Aguada will give you an insight into the history and heritage of the state of Goa.This tour will take has everything to make your trip to Goa worth sharing and letting people know about the beauty of beaches in Goa.Tour Timings: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm The timings are flexible according to the convenience of the traveler.
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Fabulous Tropical Indian Beaches - 3 Nights In Goa

This four day visit to Goa is an ideal option for those looking to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Your journey will explore the old Goa churches and the famous North Goa beaches such as Anjuna, Baga and Calangute. The final day of this tour is dedicated to the exploration of Colva Beach, located in South Goa. Highlights • Fort Aguada. • Basilica of Bom Jesus and Chapel of St. Francis Xavier • North Goa beaches - Anjuna, Baga and Calangute. • Local markets of Anjuna • South Goa beach - Colva
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CAPITAL CITY, CHURCHES & FORTS OF GOA, OLD GOA CHURCHES, PANAJI CITY.

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Cycling in Goa - A cycling Tour of Fort Aguada

Experience the thrill and exhilaration of a testing cycling trail in Goa as you explore the Aguada Fort in Candolim, South Goa. Amidst the hustle and bustle of Candolim, lie the ruins of Fort Aguada. The place has also become popular because of the Taj  Hotels property in the same location with the same name. Even though the area is crowded with restaurants and tourists, the ride up  the hill presents a different picture. There are interesting places to see like the helipad, the light house, the central Jail walls and the panoramic view of the sea.
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