Experience the Beauty of Cabo de Rama Fort

The Cabo de Rama Fort is located in the Goan district of Canacona in the southernmost tip of Goa. The fort is a distance of 29 kilometers from the major Goan city Margao. 

The fort finds itself situated between two famous beaches in South Goa, Cavelossim and Agonda. Cavelossim beach is about 20 kilometers towards the north, while the Agonda beach is about 17 kilometers to the south.

Below the location of where the fort lies, is another beautiful beach called the ‘Cabo de Rama Beach.’ 

It is said that the Cabo da Rama Fort, previously known as the ‘Cape Rama’ derived its name from Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, who, along with his wife Sita, took refuge up here during his exile from Ayodhya. 

Cabo de Rama Fort History

Cabo De Rama Fort

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The Cabo de Rama Fort was invaded by many armies at different periods during the past historical years and has witnessed numerous battles on its grounds, particularly naval ones.

This fort served as a prison for political leaders during the Portuguese rule. 

The cape is crowned by a fort, which was initially a Hindu structure and was later rebuilt by the Portuguese in the year 1763 after they captured it from the Maratha King of Sonda. 

In the year of 1792, The British rulers captured the fort from the Portuguese, and in 1813 they abandoned the fort, which then later turned into a prison in 1955. 

Structure of Cabo de Rama Fort

The Fort has a great barrier of defenses along with a moat, gatehouse, and several bastions. Many of the bastions still have large cannons lying silently above them.

The fort also has a well and two springs from which cold and hot water used to emerge from two different nozzles. The Fort also houses a large water tank within its premises. 

This structure of Cabo de Rama Fort houses a small chapel which, till date, is still used by the locals. Besides, the chapel is a small grotto with a statue of the Virgin Mary.

The western side of the fort, where the cliffs drop sharply to the sea, provides a great view both to the north and south parts of the fort and is a beautiful place to take a snap! 

The entire Fort spreads across a total area of 18000 square meters.

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What to expect on your visit to the Cabo de Rama Fort

By coming to visit the Cabo de Rama Fort, you will witness one of the largest forts in Goa.

You will also learn a lot about the history of Goa during the rule of the Portuguese and British eras.

Another thing you will learn at the fort is the naval defense strategies, held by the different armies that took control of the fort during different eras.

You will also see cannons that were in use once over her. You will also see the St Antonio Church, along with the beautiful view of the Arabian Sea and the coastline

How to reach Cabo de Rama Fort

By Road

The fort lies at a distance of 60 km from the Panjim Kadamba Bus Stand

You can get to the main area of this fort of Cabo de Rama by either by hiring a car, taxi, or even coming via bus, which drops you right to the fort from the city of Margao or the nearby town of Canacona. 

By Rail

The fort lies at a distance of 27 km from Margao Railway Statio, which is the closest railways to the fort.

By Air

The Dabolim International Airport is 52 km from Cabo de Rama Fort.

Timing and Entry Fee

Timings: Fort is open from 9:00 am to 5:o00 pm on all days.

Entree Fee : Free Entry for everyone

Frequently Asked question on Cabo de Rama Fort

How do you get to Cabo de Rama fort?

You can get to the main area of this fort of Cabo de Rama by either by hiring a car, taxi, or even coming via bus, which drops you right to the fort from the city of Margao or the nearby town of Canacona.

What is the Distance from Margao Railway Station to Cabo de Rama Fort?

The distance from Margao Railway Station to Cabo de Rama is 27 km.

Who built Cabo de Rama fort?

The cape is crowned by a fort, which was originally a Hindu structure was built by the district Soonda rulers and was later rebuilt by the Portuguese in the year 1763 after they captured it from the Maratha King of Soonda

Is photography allowed in Cabo de Rama?

Yes, photography is allowed at Cabo de Rama. The western side of the fort, where the cliffs drop sharply to the sea, provides a great view both to the north and south parts of the fort and is a beautiful place to take a snap.

What attractions are near Cabo de Rama Fort?

Cola Beach, Goa (3.6 km from Cabo de Rama Fort), Agonda Beach (14.4 km from Cabo de Rama Fort), Butterfly Beach

What is the Distance from Panjim to Cabo de Rama Fort?

The distance from Panjim to Cabo de Rama is 61 km

What is the Distance from Goa Airport to Cabo de Rama Fort?

The distance from Goa Airport to Cabo de Rama is 54 km.

What restaurants are near Cabo de Rama Fort?

Kababs and Kurries (6.5 Km), Treetop Teva (7.5 Km), Pearls Beach Café (8 Km) and Mike’s Oasis Beach Shack (8 Km)

Is there any kind of restrictions in Cabo de Rama?

No, there are no restrictions to visit Cabo de Rama Fort. You can enjoy it with your friends and family.

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