Margao - Ruins of The Fortress of Colvale

The Margoa - Ruins of the Fortress of Colvale journey creates historical, archaeological and tourism interests at the same time. Once a great fortress of the area, the ruins of the Colvale fort was built in the year 1681. Constructed by the court of Alvor to safeguard the frontier of Bardez against the Bhonsles and Marathas, the ruins of the Fortress of Colvale is located on the banks of River Bardez.

The Margao to Ruins of the Fortress of Colvale tour is an exciting and enchanting escapade from the busy urban life. The Fortress of Colvale has witnessed many attempts of seizures. It was indeed captured by the Marathas in the year 1739. Two years later it was re-won by the Marquis of Lourcial. The regiment installed there was later to shifted to Mapusa and the fort gradually lost its importance. Now the place is in ruins but the place still attracts a large number of visitors. It is also a popular picnic spot.

Last Updated on 20 September 2011