The stay at the hotel was very relaxing. Food I had there for lunch refreshed me and I was ready to explore the various historical sites of Goa. The first place which I decided to visit was Fort
Aguada, one of the most historic sites and a monument which also reminds of the colonial legacy of the state. Fort Aguada has been shown in various Bollywood movies and so it makes this a lot
more famous monument.
I reached the Fort by 2 PM. The location of the fort is amidst the dense forests of and is situated on a hilly area. The place can be very hot during summers and in rains there should be extra care which needs to be taken by the tourists. I managed to manoeuvre past the thick forest and reached the entrance of the Fort.
The Fort was built in the year 1612 when Goa came under the Portuguese rule. It is a very picturesque fort and hence the reason why it was chosen by so many Bollywood movies as a location for
shooting. It was used by the Portuguese to provide water supply to the passing ships. The Fort is divided in two sections, lower fort and the upper fort.
The lower fort is full of bastions. It was made to provide security for the ships and the upper fort served as the water station for the ships. It is also designed in such a way as to protect it
from the Maratha rulers and also from the Dutch. While exploring the different parts of fort I also witnessed a gunpowder room in the upper fort and a light tower.
The feeling of sitting on the walls of the upper fort and staring at the seas was a very good feeling. The sea breeze passing through the hair and the sun starting to set high above the Arabian
Sea, made the afternoon very pristine.
Fort Aguada is the perfect site to begin the Goa trip. Once I was done with exploring the Fort I decided to have some snacks and coffee. After which I planned to visit the next place in my tour itinerary which was the Shree Shanta Durga temple of Goa.