Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea. The stronghold was developed in 1612 to prepare for the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels originating from Europe around then. This old Portuguese fortification stands on the shoreline south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. It was at first entrusted with barrier of transportation and the close-by Bardez sub locale.
A freshwater spring inside the fortress gave water supply to the boats that used to stop by. This is the way the post got its name: Aguada, which means Water. Teams of passing boats would frequently visit to renew their new water stores. On the fortification stands a four-story Portuguese beacon, raised in 1864 and the most established of its kind in Asia. Worked in 1612, it was at one time the show off of 79 guns. It has the limit of putting away 2,376,000 gallons of water, one of the greatest freshwater stockpiles of the time in entire of Asia.
This post is isolated in two sections: the upper part went about as fortress and watering station, while the lower part filled in as a protected billet for Portuguese boats. While the upper part has a canal, underground water stockpiling load, black powder room, beacon and bastions, it likewise has a mystery escape section to use amid time of war and crisis. The beacon at introductory stage is utilized to transmit light once in 7 minutes. In 1834 it was changed to discharge light making shroud at regular intervals, anyway it was relinquished in 1976.