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Heritage Sites In Goa

Out of the 28 states which form the Republic of India, Goa is amongst the smallest. Yet Goa has a special Heritage, aura of its own that entices every visitor to this palm decked land. It is a land where the bygone era dances to the tunes of a rich cultural heritage. A heritage that traces its pedigree not only in timeline but also on the graph of geography of goa.

The exclusivity of Goa is not of recent origin, nor its existence. This crescent shaped picturesque state is believed to have been well known since time immemorial throughout the Indian subcontinent and the littoral countries dancing on the heart of Indian Ocean, quite evident from the manuscripts attesting pioneering of trade channel routes in the Konkan coast. You can also find its name in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata, where Goa is referred to as Goparashtra or the country of cowherds.


Forts of Goa Forts of Goa
Goa is the prime tourist destination in India, and rightfully so. This small state boasts of having one of the bluest and cleanest beaches in India, some of the most beautiful landmarks and areas rich in green vegetation.
Terekhol Fort In Goa Terekhol Fort In Goa
The grand Terekhol fort in Goa stands guard on the bank of the river Terekhol, which also gives the fort its name. It was built by the king of Sawantwadi.
Fort Aguada Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada dates back to the 16th century. This is a classical Portuguese fortress, which still cherishes the architectural style of the past. Fort Aguada had to deal with many trials and tribulations, which almost left it in ruins.
Fort Cabo da Rama Fort Cabo da Rama
Fort Cabo da Rama in Goa bears the brunt of the long ago fierce battles. Despite its romantic appearance, the past of this fort was anything but romantic.
Fort Chapora Fort Chapora
Situated near the Arjuna beach on a towering and precarious cliff, the Fort Chapora in Goa was built by Adil Shah of Bijapur. It is also known as Shahpur.
Rachol Fort Rachol Fort
At Rachol, 7 K.M northeast of Margao, rises proudly from the crest of laterite hillock, surrounded by the dried-up moat of an old Muslim fort and rice fields that extend east to the banks of the nearby Zuari River.
Mormugao Fort Mormugao Fort
This fort near the internationally famous Mormugao Harbor was built to protect the harbor situated near the Vasco da Gama town. Its work started in 1624.
Reis Magos Fort Reis Magos Fort
Originally built in 1490 by Adil Shah and later taken over by the Portuguese in 1760, Reis Magos fort was build to protect the narrowest point on the mouth of an estuary of River Mandovi.
Corjuem Fort Corjuem Fort
This fort is situated 4km north of Pomburpa, along the side of the Mapusa River near the village of Aldona. It was built in 1705 by the Portuguese.
Fort Naroa Fort Naroa
Situated in the Island of Divar, which is opposite the old city of Goa, in the Ilhas, was originally build by the Muslims. It was abandoned in 1834 and is now in ruins.

 
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