Aguada Fort, Goa

Aguada Fort is the most famous and most visited fort of Goa. Often tourists who holiday in Goa for a short duration feel the visit is complete with a trip to this Aguada Fort. Several Bollywood movies have been shot in this beautiful location and that has increased the popularity of this fort. Though it was the Chapora Fort where where the movie “Dil Chahta Hai” was shot, tourists sit on the fort walls just as Aamir Khan and his friends sat for the movie in that fort. There is no end to photo sessions there. If you have the patience you will be amused by the antics some of the tourists do there.

History: It was constructed in 1612 and had served as a good defence for the Portuguese rulers against Dutch and Marathas for 450 long years. The walls are 5m high and 1.3m wide. 200 cannons once protected this fort; none are there now, probably housed in some museum. The deep moat that went around this fort is dry and seemed uncared. Within the walls of the fort is a huge well fed by fresh water springs. And this provided fresh drinking water to the voyagers that arrived by ship.

At a distance you can see 13 meter high lighthouse. This lighthouse, built in 1864, initially used an oil lamp. It was later renovated and modernized in 1976.

Time for peekaboo with my younger daughter in the ruins of the Aguada Fort.

In the middle of the courtyard of this fort (in red paint) is an enormous vaulted cistern capable of storing ten million liters of fresh water.

I keep looking out for some interesting scenes to share with you all. And here is one: A newly married couple posing for their wedding photographer.

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28 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    wow, that cistern is huge!

  2. Carver says:

    Great shots of the interesting fort.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    What an interesting place indeed and your captures are great as always! Love you young one peeping out and the newly married couple! Delightful, interesting post for the day as always, Indrani!!

  4. I'm sure the fort is amazing just like the other forts in India; but I'm always entertained by fellow visitors and their photoshoots. Hence I take photos of them taking selfies or phtoographing each other.

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  5. Felicia says:

    wow that is one amazing fort.

  6. D. Prabhu says:

    Beautiful captures 🙂

  7. Gail Dixon says:

    Beautiful lighthouses! Lovely capture of the newlyweds.

  8. ladyfi says:

    What a lovely series of shots.

  9. Lovely photos! Particularly that of the couple….

  10. Renuka says:

    Okay, it's the same fort that was shown in Dil Chahata hai…where the three friends sit and chill…well, thanks for this info!

  11. Loved the peeping tom shot and the last one was toooooo good.

  12. The huge cistern is really amazing. Loved all the pics.

  13. Thomas Lee says:

    beautiful fort,look well maintained.

  14. i love this place and it is nice to see these pictures 🙂

  15. Lovely place to be !

  16. prepforum says:

    There is an air of mystique around these forts.

  17. workable information with great series of pics

  18. D.Nambiar says:

    Now that is something I missed during my visits to Goa. Next time, maybe.

    We found ourself a wall in ruins in Gopalswamy betta, only that there were rolling hills on the other side.

    Thank you for this post, Indrani. 🙂

  19. Great pictures. I think this fort also shown in Rang de Basanti as well.

  20. Mridula says:

    I thought that Dil Chahta Hai was shot here but then I could easily be wrong! Lovely pictures as always.

  21. Moon says:

    Wonderful images… loved the post!

  22. Priyashi says:

    lovely photos dear….wanna go someday…:)

  23. Najm Nisa says:

    I have seen most of these in bollywood songs 😀 But just LOVE the last picture ! the couple look so in LOVE !

  24. beautiful and breathtaking … and I agree with Najm Nisa… last pic was awesome … so much love in their eyes <3

  25. I chuckled at the "although it was Chapora Fort… no end to photo sessions here". So true… and guilty as stated! The first time I visited Goa after that movie, my friends and I rushed to this fort and indulged in quite the same antics (I blame my youthful stupidity for that, I do), only to find out later that it wasn't even the same place. Great post and pictures, especially the last one of that couple. Now you don't see that half as often as Dil Chahta Hai poses in Aguada!

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