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Fort Aguada: Reminiscence to history

Fort ‘Aguada’ at Sinquerim is one of the most visited places in Goa. It was built way back in 1602-12 during the Portuguese era. This fort was a hub, where all the crews of passing ships often used to visit to replenish water stores. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to all the ships that used to stop there and that’s how the fort got its name. ‘Agua’ meaning ‘water’ in Portuguese. Today the fort has 2 light houses. And to your surprise, the old light house is a 13 meter high structure, which made use of oil lamp at the start for directing the ships. Today, a new light house has been constructed at Aguada which provides a beautiful view of the entire area. The surrounding scenic view allows you to click and capture precious moments. Strange and unique part of this fort is that, this was the only fort that was not conquered by invaders during the 450 years of Portuguese rule.

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