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Cabo de Rama Fort  

  Goa , Goa.
FREE

  • Monument and historical place
    Category
    Monument and historical place
  • duration
    Duration
    45 Min - 1 Hour
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • restroom
    Restroom
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

Cabo De Rama fort Also known as Cape Rama fort is yet another famous fort in Goa located in the Canacona district of Goa, situated just 25 km south of Margao, 16 km north of Agonda beach on the coast road.  Cabo De Rama has a mythological legend,  It is said that Lord Rama of the famous Hindu epic Ramayana took shelter here with his wife Sita. This was during the time when they were banished from the kingdom and were sent on a 14-year long exile in the forests of India. The Cabo De Rama fort of Goa is also known as Cape Rama and is a very old fort which has been located here since ancient times. 

The Hindu warriors constructed the fort and around 1763, The fort has exchanged hands between Hindu, Muslim and Portugal rulers and has seen some of the most gruesome battles fought in history. The Portugal rulers waged battles against the Hindu rulers and established their right over the fort around 1763. It was abandoned when the Portuguese left this place.

Portuguese claimed the Cabo de Rama fort after defeating the Raja (King) of Soonda and renovated it subsequently. In the past, the fort has switched hands between Hindu, Muslim and Portugal monarchs and witnessed many battles in history. The present rickety structure with turrets and rusty cannons is a leftover of the Portuguese. The colonists equipped it with 21 guns and military barracks, as well as commandant quarters and a chapel. Besides the chapel is a small grotto with a statue of the Virgin Mary. The fort also used to have a well and two springs from which cold and hot water used to emerge from two different spouts. The fort also houses a large water tank with stone steps descending into it. Also within the fort are ruins of buildings that may have been used are quarters for the troops stationed at the fort. It was abandoned when the Portuguese left this place. Later, this fort housed a government prison till 1955 and was abandoned again. Today, this fort is in ruins but is a popular tourist attraction of Goa.

Inside the Cabo De Rama Fort, there is the church of Santo Antonio which is in excellent condition and is still used by devotees. The white church and the black fort provide a photographic picture of stark contrast. People come here to pray and just enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the fort. Cliffs drop steeply to the sea provide a panoramic outlook of the surrounding areas, at the western side of the fortress. This is the best place for those who want to be away from a stressful life because this place offers peace and serenity. From the fort, one can get a great view of the Arabian sea and the nearby Cabo de Rama beach The fort provides majestic views of the entire length of Colva beach and the Canacona stretch.


Tips

  • The viewpoint is not wheelchair accessible.
  • You can hike down to the rocks next to the sea below for a quite and great time by the sea.
  • There is nothing around this place and you won't even have a small shop for any needs.
  • Around the year during the new moon and full moon, the sea level decreases and if you want to collect or catch shellfish you can visit this place. Also, Dolphins and turtles are visible at some of the places. 

Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Last Admission 05:20 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • first aid kit
    First aid kit
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank
  • Food or Snacks
    Food or Snacks

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    12.0 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    10.7 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    1.3 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    20.3 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    2.3 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    10.1 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    2.6 KM
  • train
    Train
    17.7 KM
  • taxi
    TAXI
    2.5 KM
  • beach
    Beach
    0.0 KM

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