This time we had planed to visit Fort Agenta. Like every other young males, we spent our past days on the beaches of Goa, the water falls, the flea market and so on. Opting for budget travel we opted for bus journey and were soon in fort ready to explore the place. Being a nature lover, I found the fort very appealing and I took many photographs.
The fort was built on the beach on the shores of the River Mandovi. It got its name because the crews travelling in ships in the past often visited the fort and replenished their stock of water from the fresh water spring inside the fort. Aguada means water. The fort is open to the public on all days of the week from 10 am to 5.30 pm. It was built in 1612 to protect Old Goa from the attacks of Portuguese and the Marathas. To reach the fort we had to cross a deep dry moat on which there was a bridge. The wall surrounding the fort is 5 meters high and 1.3 meters wide. There are many wells and springs inside the wall, surrounding the fort. From the courtyard of the steps we could see steps leading to a large cistern which is capable of storing 10 million liters of water. It is considered as one of the oldest in Asia.
A thirteen meter high light house is another interesting spot in the fort, situated on the upper part of the fort. The view from the light house is absolutely mesmerizing, with the cool breeze blowing from the sea. We could see the Sinquarium beach and the various activities there. It also offered a splendid view of the Miramar beach and the Panaji City.
After visiting Fort Aguada Goa we went to the Sinquarium beach and engaged ourselves in the various water sports activities there. Soon it was lunch time and we went in search of a descent restaurant. I enjoyed that day at the fort with my buddies and we spent our day enjoying as we are a terrific bunch crazy about food and cuisine, movies, trekking, camping and many other activities.