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Mesmerize Yourself with Rich Portuguese Culture in Goa

By Ashish Singh Subscribe to RSS | January 2nd 2012 | Views:
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The state is famous for its beaches, temples, churches and world heritage architecture. Beyond that is also rich in flora and fauna due to its location in the Western Ghats, which are classified as a biodiversity area.

The early history of Goa dates back to the 3rd century BC, when it became part of the Mauryan Empire under Ashoka the great king of Magadha. Two thousand years ago was ruled by the Satvahanas Kolhapur (Maharashtra). Consequently, it is governed by Chalukyas, Silhen, Kadambas and Kalyani Chalukyas.

It was also ruled by the Mughals and Adil Shahi of Bijapur dynasty. Finally, it was annexed by the Portuguese and who had the supremacy over it for nearly five centuries. The influence of this can be seen to this day in architecture, cuisine, music and lifestyle of the people of Goa.

Goa is also the beach capital of India with its beaches of clear waters and natural beauty that surrounds. But what is also one of the most interesting are the numerous forts scattered throughout the State. You can also enjoy a tranquil and comfortable stay in Goa beach resort during your tour packages of Goa.

Strong has always been connected with the history that actually happened is a reflection of past. The state of Goa was a Portuguese seat of power for nearly 500 years and therefore, is vestiges of this rule can be viewed as strong. At present most of these strengths are in a dilapidated condition and yet scale the heights of these structures is a fun and at the same time a challenging activity as well as get when goes for travel in India.

All these forts were once military knowledge parapets and are now used for various purposes, such as imprisonment or a heritage hotel. Goa forts are strategically located and strong garrison to avoid problems and turn to guard the entrance to the port or around the province. Although many of these structures are in ruins now, however, remain an integral part of the architecture of Goa.

Visir Fort Aguada, derives its name from the original Portuguese Aguada word meaning water during your Goa tours. The presence of freshwater springs on the site is responsible for its strength of being named so. The ships sailed from Portugal to stop here and this was his first stop after a long journey for a supply of fresh water before moving into the mainland. There is a local boat dock on the north side. Today the fort houses the Central Jail and a 19th century lighthouse is also located within the precincts of the fortress.

Chapora Fort is also red laterite and was built in 1617, the site of a structure existing Muslim. The Chapora name is the corrupted version of the word Shahpura or "The City of Shah". It was built as an outpost and then abandoned by the Portuguese in 1892.

Mormugao Fort is located near the famous port Marmagoa and was built to protect the equipment and the Basque city of Gama in 1624. The fort covered an area of six miles in circumference and had huge bastions, five prisons and a chapel.

Ashish Singh - About Author:
Ashish Singh is one of the Travel Agent in hi-tours.com which provides Goa Beach Resort for a best affordable price for you. Contact us for Hotels in Bangladesh, Nepal Tour & Travel and all over India Travel via luxury train in India.

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