Getting to Cabo De Rama Fort
From Agonda, follow the road through a small village and cross roads. Keep going until you get close to a shop/business on your right hand side. They also sell petrol there and you will see signs. Just after there is a left hand turn that takes you to Cabo De Rama. Follow the road past restaurants and houses and you will come to the Fort car park.
The fort was built by Hindu rulers of the time and it’s believed the name “Rama” came from the hero of the ancient epic Hindu poem Ramayana. This has over 500 chapters, and was used by Lord Rama and his wife Sita whilst in exile from Ayodhya.
It has changed hands many times and has had Hindu, Muslim and Portuguese rulers, the latter holding the reigns of the fort from 1763, after defeating King Raja of Sonda. The British army also held the fort from the late 17th to early 18th centuries.
The fort had also been used as a Government prison up until 1955 in recent times but has fallen into disrepair. It still has Saint Antonio Church and the main gateway still standing, along with numerous Portuguese cannons.
Things to Do
Worth a visit to get off the beach, the approach road from Palolem and Agonda takes around 30 minutes on a scooter, and is a nice ride and easy to navigate, and there is plenty of parking once at the fort. Remember to take water with you, as there are no outlets onsite. There are a few restaurants on the winding road that look like they could do with your business.
Agonda is about a 15 minute scooter ride away where you have Cola beach to explore.
We are relocating to South Goa this year (2018) and should start our travels in October. Bookmark our page and watch this space for updates and further blog posts.
Happy travels on your Global Gallivants!