Cabo de Rama

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Cabo de Rama Fort
Cabo de Rama.jpg
View from Cabo de Rama fort
Location Goa, India
Coordinates 15°07′00″N 73°55′00″E / 15.116667°N 73.916667°E / 15.116667; 73.916667
Type Cultural
State Party  India
Cabo de Rama is located in India
Cabo de Rama
Location in Goa, India
Entrance of the Fort

Cabo de Rama is a fort in Goa, India.

History[edit]

A view from 1886

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 monarchs and the Portuguese and witnessed many battles in history. The present rickety structure with turrets and rusty cannons is a leftover of the Portuguese. The Portuguese equipped it with 21 guns and military barracks, as well as commandant quarters and a chapel. 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.

Attractions[edit]

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. The fort provides majestic views of the entire length of Colva beach and the Canacona stretch.

Sleep[edit]

Cabo De Rama beach is made up of a few small beach coves and one larger one. There is currently only one accommodation option in Cabo De Rama and it at the boutique end of the scale which is fitting for such a visually dramatic location.

  • The Cape Goa - Cabo De Rama Beach - 18km from Agonda beach - info@thecapegoa.com - http://www.thecapegoa.com/ checkin: 1pm - checkout: 11AM - Price range: Rs. 12,000 -18,000.

The Cape Goa is located above a small beach cove, with four spacious cottages nestled into the rock, each with a Jacuzzi, at Cabo De Rama beach. There is also a bar & restaurant with an amazing ocean view.

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