“Everyone has their own perspective of seeing things. This is mine. “
Hello everyone, hope you are going through a mid-week crunch at work. Hence I am here to share something peaceful with you all.
You must have seen my last post regarding birding in Agonda backwaters in the south Goa. If you haven’t, here is the link ~
Now that you know that I have had a weekend gateway in the serenity of South Goa in republic-weekend, I want to share another such spot in South Goa that you must visit with some time in your hand if you like peace, quiteness and tranquility. And that place would be Cabo-de-rama Fortress situated 16km away from Agonda Beach.
Disclaimer : This fort is one of my husband’s favorite. And we visited here twice in 1 year being staying in proper north Goa. Hence, my this blog post is dedicated to him 😄
Now let’s get back to business.
Cabo-de-rama Fort is the largest and one of the oldest forts in India with an outstanding coverage area of 180,000 square meters. It is believed that this fortress served as home to God Rama and his wife Sita during their 14-years of vanvas (exile) from Ayodhya.
This massive fortress was built by Hindu rulers but according to history, it has been passed on to Muslims to Portuguese hand to hand succeeding one another in battles over possessing this massive architectural beauty. This fortress has served many battles in the history of India.
In 1763, Portuguese claimed the Fort with 21 canons, military barracks, commandant’s room and a chapel. Portuguese left the fort to be abandoned later. This fortress served as government prison from 1935 till 1955 but soon after it was abandoned again.
Today, this fortress is one of the major tourist attractions of South Goa with a chapel of St. Antonio located on the territory of the fortress.
From the top of the fortress, you have a glimpse of the magnificent Arabian Sea and Goan coast line all along. Trust me,its a beautiful pleasure to your eyes.
This fort is just the ruins today of what our ancestors had in past. But yet it possess a charming personality that anyone with the eye can not ignore.
Yes, it might be very tiring if you visit in one very warm day with raising sun above but only then you get clicks like this. (of course if you love your lens 😜)
Walking by the ruins of this majestic beauty you will get the fresh air in intervals directly from the Arabian sea.
Every one has their own perspective of seeing things. As I said earlier I have mine. I don’t know what is not attractive about this area. The small crusifics(holy crosses) all over in the not so dense forest always catches my attention.
While talking of perspection, I would like to add the way I look at the sea. Living in one of the biggest coastline of India and yet being in love with the ocean has obviously some story to tell.
Change the way you look at things and life will be beautiful. Mark my words..
One more promise Goa serves you is that it never disappoints you. It has its own charm of seduction.
Have a look at the most peaceful panaromic view before we let ourselves out of Cabo-de-rama fortress.
If you are in Cabo-de-rama, and you do not visit the Cabo-de-rama Beach, that’s normal. But if you do not visit and eat at The Cape Goa it seems abnormal to me.
This hotel cum restaurant serves the most amazing view of the Cabo-de-rama beach from its restaurant. Don’t believe me, look for yourself.
The crystal water and the sweet air flow along with your favorite sea-food brunch. What else is needed anyways.
Trust me and visit this place once while in goa but ofcourse with your own creative perspection. You will never be disappointed.
This is my way of biding thank you to the mother nature.
Thank you for reading. Have a great day.