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“Nice views of the sea, but not much of a fort to speak of”
Review of Cabo de Rama Fort

Ranked #4 of 26 things to do in Canacona
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Nice views of the sea, but not much of a fort to speak of”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The fort is located in the far south of Goa, so if you are travelling from the usual tourist haunts like Colva or beyond, you can take the Colva road and then a diversion via Fatrade to the ferry to cross the Sal river. After that, take the road thats closer to the sea and after about 15km you will reach the fort. Googlemaps gives decent directions. There is a ruined entrance and a few buildings left, but nothing that looks like the usual forts you may see elsewhere. There are some outer walls and bastions remaining, and you may see an old cannon too. The church in the compound is in good shape (its relatively newer) and they were renovating it when we visited. It is VERY HOT when you walk around the grounds, and the expanse is huge, so take plenty of water, a hat and sunglasses. Try and visit in the early morning or evening. You can walk down to the rocky beach via a path from one of the outer walls.

Visited January 2013
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“In poor condition”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

First I don't know if it's the right place for this fort as it's not really one "organised" attraction but just a place free to visit.....
Yes the drive by bike to Cabo de Rama is great run, but the fort itself is in very poor condition. You can find one old cannon lying in the see side of the fort, which can be easily take out and restored.
The wall are in bad conditions and you have to be careful if you climb on them....

With some work ( like some done, for example, in Ranthambore Fort in Rajasthan ) this place will be beautiful !!!

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good View But Need Maintenance”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This fort is 10kms from Palolem beach.The condition of the fort is too poor.No maintenance.But it has a great view of the sea.Water here is torquoise green in colour.Not much tourists visit this place.It was almost empty when we visited.There is a stair case leading down towards the sea.if it is maintained properly it will become a popular destination.

Visited December 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“fairly ok”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

no idea what was to be expected, no detailed history of what we should ve seen there. i would ve preferred some guidelines or a board mentioning what we should ve seen there, and sign boards. the view from one of the post was good, you get a panaromic view of the sea.

Visited November 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“Largest fort in Goa”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Never miss this fort, this is the largest fort, and yes you get to see a breath taking view of the entire south goa from here. This fort is spread over 100 acres of land....

Visited November 2012
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