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Aguada - Of Forts And Beaches!


Fort Aguada is unquestionably one of India’s most well-maintained heritage structures. This seventeenth century fort, built by the Portuguese to protect its then territory against the Dutch colonialists and the Marathas, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists.

What’s better, Fort Aguada and its lighthouse, offering a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea, are flanked by a pristine beach, called the Aguada Beach.

Fort Aguada and Aguada Beach are also just a stone's throw away from the famous Candolim Beach. Come evening, and the streets and by lanes around Fort Aguada transform into flea markets offering cheap and ethnic accessories and garments.

Fort Aguada is very accessible to the rest of Goa, both the party and heritage places and it's well worth putting up here for the duration of your stay. One can get to Aguada via a hired car or taxi from the airport or the railway station. If you’re driving, ample boards and signs guide you to Aguada.

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How to Reach Aguada

  • By Road
    Goa can be accessed from Mumbai via the famous Mumbai � Goa highway or National Highway 17 which links Mumbai straight to Goa. Off late though, this route has fallen into disrepute on accord of there just being 2 lanes all along, one up and one down which not only is a little dangerous but also makes for a longer journey. The more convenient route is to head to Pune from Mumbai via the 8 lane expressway and then connect up to the Satara highway right till one gets to Sawantwadi on the far end of Maharashtra. Goa is just another few minutes from there. From Mumbai, Pune and other cities in Maharashtra, numerous bus services are available to Goa and very comfortable ones at that. The recommended kind to take is any service operating a low floor Volvo semi sleeper.
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  • By Train
    Goa is well connected to North, South and Central India by trains. Many travellers opt for the very convenient train plying between Mumbai and Goa with convenient departure and arrival times. What�s better, the journey is an overnight one and one barely feels it.
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  • By Air
    Dabolim Airport in South Goa is well connected to metropolitans like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available. Dabolim isn�t an international or customs airport, so travellers coming in from outside India will have to transit via one of the international airports like Mumbai or Delhi.
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