Take a leisurely hike along the ramparts of this fort, in the southernmost taluka of Canacona, to soak in the splendour of its surroundings and the breathtaking views from the top.
Once inside the fort precincts, you will come across the Portuguese-era St Anthony Church, which was originally built as a chapel in 1591.
A few metres away from the church, a few uneven laterite steps lead you down to the hidden Pebbles beach.
After you walk across the Pebbles beach, take a walk uphill and hit the fort rampart trail to catch some breathtaking views of the sea far below.
As you walk along the fort ramparts, you get to see panoramic scenery of the Arabian sea from the viewing points, which are situated at regular intervals during the roughly 5-km trail.
Hikers take a break to soak in the scenery from one of the viewing points on the ramparts of the fort.
A ridge on the trail, parallel to the sea below, offers some mind-blowing scenery.
The rocky Cabo de Rama coastline surfaces as the hikers move closer to the sea.
Don't forget to take a detour from the trail, on a narrow pathway, which leads to this secret sea cave, a 15-minute walk from the fort entrance.