Holding in its belly a glorious history, drama and mystery, the ruins of Cabo de Rama fort in Goa is a wonderful tourist destination offering breathtaking natural views of the Arabian Sea below. The legend has it that Lord Rama, the revered Hindu deity from Ramayana, stayed here for some time with his wife, Sita. However the research didn’t find the proof of its existence beyond 18th century. Built by the Hindu warriors in 1763, the fort witnessed numerous battles and fights for dominion due to which the fort continued to change hands between Hindus, Muslims and the Portuguese.
The impact of Portuguese rule is evident in the form of military barracks, rusty cannons, turrets, and a white chapel, dedicated to St. Antonio. The white chapel still looks beautiful, though the fort has reduced to ruins.Post independence the fort was used as a Government prison for some time, albeit it remained more or less abandoned after the Portuguese left. The fort is open to tourist but the way to it is covered by dense forest due to which very few tourists like to come here. Those who dare to reach here are greeted by wonderful natural beauty. The view of turquoise waters and the mountain ranges from the top of the fort is almost intoxicating.
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee|
|Timings||All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Visit Duration||About 2 to 3 hours|