Here's how the scenic Cabo De Rama Fort in Goa is related to The Ramayana
Did you know about this interesting story behind the famous fort?
Goa has no dearth of rich history and with each passing day, there's something or the other for us to explore in the land of beaches! Along similar lines, the Cabo De Rama Fort falls under the banner of historically significant locales in Goa which substantially adds to the Indian heritage, we're so proud of. Nestled between two popular beaches in South Goa, Cavelossim and Agonda, Cabo De Rama will teleport you to the yesteryears the moment you'll find yourself here and here's why it is a must-visit!
Also hailed as 'Cab de Ram' beach by the locals, legends note that the fort derives its name from Ram pertaining to Ramayana because here's where Ram and Sita had found shelter during their 14 years in exile. Going by this fact, the fort is considered to be thousands of years old, making it one of the oldest forts in western India.
Established by the local Soonda rulers who ruled from this very spot, it was later overtaken by the Portuguese invaders after their arrival in Goa by defeating the local kings in 1763. The fort was then further refurbished by the foreigners given that it is a hub verdant scenic views overlooking the azure Arabian coastline. Inside the fort you'll find a gatehouse, moats, ramparts, bastions, 21 cannon guns, springs, a watch tower and a water tank- each with its own piece of history and silent yet often visible stories.
Although the fort is now in ruins, you can still visit this place for its unmatched sunset ambience and of course, the beach here is quite popular with the tourists in search of shaanti. There's also the St. Antonio Church around, where the local community conducts annual feasts and a vacant jail lies just behind this chapel, which is used for government purposes.
Florentine in Saligao is all about classic Goan flavours paired with cold beers & delectable desserts
People often mistake Goan food to be nothing more than fish, deep fried or grilled, much like they mistake the natural splendour here to only be restricted to beaches. However, Goa has so much more to offer than beach shacks when it comes to food and the best of Goan delicacies can be found at simple local restaurants that have mastered the flavours and the art of making local food.
For a foodie, going to Goa and not exploring the local cuisine here would be nothing less than a sin and when in the state we would suggest you not commit it.
Goa as a state has long been known as a treasure trove for anyone who seeks culture, natural splendour and good food. The praises for Goa's beaches, its churches and its Portuguese influenced architecture, bring lakhs of tourists to the state's shore. However, Goa isn't just home to splendid churches and European style architecture, one could also find the reminiscents of Indian architecture and ancient culture imbibed in the very heart of Goa.
After the COVID-19 chaos settles and fades into oblivion, of course we'd all be needing a trip which will make us forget these difficult times. We're honestly really done with being home all the time but that's the best thing we can do right now. So to put your wandering mind into good use, planning an elaborate trip to Goa is what you can work on!
Travelling to Goa would definitely require you to chalk out an itinerary but before all of that, sorting out your place of stay will be a priority. So if a luxurious accommodation with economical price-points is what you're browsing for, then Devarya Wellness in Morjim, is where you've gotta take a look!