Travel Tales

Of Panoramic Views and an Unplanned Monsoon Trek At Cabo De Rama

In focus for today’s #TravelTuesday is the Fortress Cabo de Rama in Goa, India.

(place in above video: the broken down staircase which take you to the spot offering a panoramic view from Cabo De Rama Fort)

 
This was my second trip to Goa (as an adult; as a toddler too I had been there once but the only recollections are from the photos) and in my first trip, the only Fort I got a chance to visit was Chapora and that had been a memorable as well as scenic experience.

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(place in above photograph: Chapora Fort)

 

Hence, when the view from atop Cabo de Rama first came in sight, I was pleasantly surprised that there was another Fort with an even better view!

(place in above photograph: Panoramic view from Cabo De Rama Fort)

 

There are two tips to the Fortress, where one takes you to the top, whereas from the other end, you can climb down (slippery and broken down stairs) to the sea coast.

(place in above photograph: other side of Cabo De Rama Fort which takes you the sea coast)

 

As there was high tide (which you can obviously make out from the pic) and rains, exploring both sides of the Fortress, turned out to be a monsoon trek and quite exciting!

(place in above photograph: Panoramic view from Cabo De Rama Fort)

(place in above photograph: Panoramic view from Cabo De Rama Fort)

 

The above two photos (with my husband in them) were taken from the side which offers the top view and I captured them before getting down to go to the other side.

If in Goa, visit this one for an unhindered view of the sea, with clouds and green trees enveloping the water from the top and sides, respectively.

(place in above photograph: view from the broken down staircase at Cabo De Rama Fort which take you to the sea coast)

(place in above video: Panoramic view from Cabo De Rama Fort)

And if going during monsoon, your trekking itinerary will be sorted too.Also, Catholic devotees, note that inside the Fort, there is a church which is in excellent condition and is still used regularly for masses. The white church and the black fort provide a photographic picture of stark contrast. So, go pray here to get your blessings and to also enjoy the mystical atmosphere of the fort.

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(place in above photograph: The Catholic church inside Cabe De Rama Fort premises)

Standing atop the Fort provides majestic views of the entire length of Colva Beach, the Canacona stretch and a panoramic outlook of the surrounding areas.

(place in above photograph: spot at Cabo De Rama Fort which provides provides majestic views of the entire length of Colva Beach, the Canacona stretch and a panoramic outlook of the surrounding areas)

Pro tip: Wear trekking gear and do carry an umbrella!

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