Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Alorna Fort, Goa

 The Alorna Fort is situated in the village of Alorna, in Pernem Taluka, which is about 40 km from Panjim.
 The fort was built by the Bhonsle’s of Sawantwadi in 17th century.
The fort is presently in a dilapidated condition. and need urgent help.
Hope the Govt. get the message through pics and video..
Our visit to the Fort on 16th Oct. 2012
 Some pics


a cross in front


the gate

 Resident caretakers, a family of 5 in a gated complex
they were not too  happy to receive us.. (intruders)
Infact, they were angry..

Head of the family

2 of 5

 3 of 5

4 of 5

The house - They have made this their pefect home, with cow dung pit (Xennachi Gairi) inside.
All 5 were inside, they come out one by one as if we have disturbed them, they wre starring at us all the time, one of them ferociously.

These barracks now turned into cowshed with cow-dung pit inside

roof tiles (renovated)
'the barracks have been restored using the same type of roof tiles brought from Karnataka'

sort of machine / cart for mixing lime & mud for plastering walls etc

with water tanks

 River view from the fort wall, Watch tower

Karande or air potatoes on a creeper

Tallkillo or taddkiddo – a bhaji plant

 A well in the fort
thick vegetation everywhere, this is at the entrance

 outside gate

 inside gate

river Chapora infront

A view from the river bank

front wall

Front wall (external)

a boy jumps over  (gate)

Protected Monumnet

 Protected Monument
the green board to the right reads..
This monument/site has been declared  tobe of State importance under Goa Daman and Diu ancient monuments and Archaeological sites & Remains Act 1978 (1 of 1979). Whosoever destroys, defaces, removes, injure, alters, Imperils or misuses this monument / site shall be liable to punish with imprisonment  whiic may extend to three months or with fine which may be upto Rs.5,000 or with both

 With one watch tower


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Joe,
First of all is ish you a very very Happy Birthday ! With a Long and Healthy Life Ahead .

Regading the Fort the pictures clearly show the Bhosales still in charge of the Fort ! I think they might not take kindly to noisy human tourists disturbing their peaceful lives !