The Nanus or Nanuz fort is located in Valpoi, Sattari taluka of North Goa. This fort was built in the seventeenth century by the Maratha ruler, Shivaji. The fort was later taken over by the Portuguese. Once Dipaji Rane captured the fort, he used it as a military base during the time of early revolts in Goa. From the fort, Dipaji Rane and his men used to conduct raids in Bardez and Tiswadi and then retreat to Sattari.
Later this same fort was captured by the soldiers from the Panjim barracks. The fort today is mostly in ruins and although it is small in size, but draws many tourists. If you are a history lover then you must visit this fort. You can also visit the Valpoi town.
How to Reach:
Its located 48 kilometers away from the Panaji. The best way to reach Nanuz Fort is via Ponda or via Panaji. You can either hire yourself some transport or use public transport. The road is easily accessible to the for but once you reach the spot, you have to climb a small hillock.
48.1 km from Panaji – 1hr 14mins
63.2 km from Dabolim Airport – 1hr 16mins
52.3 km from Margao Railway Station via Ponda, Usgao – 1hr 19mins
37.4 km from Thivim Railway Station – 54mins