Reis Mogos Fort Goa (India)
Reis Magos Fort is situated on the northern bank of the River Mandovi crosswise over to the city of Panaji in North Goa. This Reis Magos Fort was built utilizing laterite and is situated on a slope that can be gotten to through an incline or a tight staircase. From the Fort one can acquire a wonderful perspective of the River Mandovi. Alternate highlights of the Fort are the high inclining dividers, underground rooms, sections, barrel-shaped turrets watching out towards the Mandovi River.
The water supply gave to the Fort from a new water spring which is arranged inside the Fort. The Fort has been all around safeguarded and was guarded by 33 firearms and a little military troop. Reis Magos Fort is very little contrasted with different posts in Goa. It was utilized as a habitation for emissaries and later changed over to a stronghold.
During monsoon or soon after monsoon is the best period to visit the falls, as they are in their most rebellious phase of flow and in full verve. However, be careful while choosing the trekking routes to Dudhsagar Falls during this season as the area can become quite slippery along with the added hazard of the river swelling up. Please note that while the beauty around the falls is still glorious in the summers, the falls themselves may not appear in their full strengths. Therefore, its best to avoid visiting the falls in the summers.
Mandovi River | Reis Magos Road, Panjim 403114, India
Suggested duration: 6 - 7 Hours to Trek
Open and Closing Time
Visit Timing9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
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Interesting facts about Reis Magos Fort
This Fort was built by the Portuguese Viceroy Alfonso de Noronha in 1551 and was rebuilt in 1707. It was played an important role in the defense of Goa in 1739 against the Marathas. Originally it was an armed outpost built by the Adil Shah in the late 1400 and got destroyed in 1500. In the beginning, the Portuguese used this Fort as a shelter for the viceroys and dignitaries who arrived from Lisbon. But gradually Portuguese realized the strategic importance of this Fort and used it to ward off Maratha armies.
This Reis Magos Fort was constructed using laterite and is located on a hill that can be accessed through a ramp or a narrow staircase. From the Fort one can obtain a beautiful view of the River Mandovi. The other features of the Fort are the high sloping walls, underground rooms, passages, cylindrical turrets looking out towards the Mandovi River. The water supply provided to the Fort from a freshwater spring which is situated within the Fort. The Fort has been well preserved and was defended by 33 guns and a small military troop.
The Reis Magos Fort, owned by the Goa government and listed under the Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, is the oldest fort in Goa. It has been restored to serve as a Cultural and Heritage Centre.