• About

    The fort of Cabo De Rama which is 30 kms from Margao, is the biggest fort in Goa, believed to be constructed in 1679 on the orders of Shivaji Maharaj. It was later captured by the Portuguese in the year of 1763 from the ruler of Soonda. The term Cabo de Rama means Cape of Rama, and it is rumored that Lord Rama stayed here during his exile.

    Getting there

    The fort of Cabo De Rama is located on the Canacona district of south Goa. Margao is 25 kms away from Cabo De Rama. There are regular bus services that travel from Margao to the Fort every day. The nearby railway station at Margao provides taxis, buses, auto rickshaws as well as two-wheeler rides for the adventurous ones. A cab/taxi from the Dabolim airport takes about one and half hour to get to Canacona.

    Quick Facts

    • The church of Santo Antonio inside the Cabo de Rama is an old whitewashed building that served the local people as well as the Portuguese garrisons that were stationed there. The white magnificence of the church and the black rocky formation of the fort provide a vivid contrast to the visitor’s eye. The church is still in use, and regular masses are held by the local populace who live near the area.
    • Even though the fort lies in ruins, the west side of the fort provides a stunning view of the Arabian Sea. The west side of the fort from the main entrance is a mere 10 minute walk away.
    • At certain spots on the fort, one can also observe the canons and turrets that were used when the fort was still functional.