Goa Raj Bhavan closed to tourists for security reasons
Two days after former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik took charge as the Governor of Goa, the Raj Bhavan, a palatial restored fort which had been recently opened for tourists, has been closed to visitors due to “security reasons”.
The Goa Tourism department which was coordinating tours to the Raj Bhavan on Tuesday posted a notice on its website saying the Raj Bhavan would be “closed to visitors for six months due to security reasons”.
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Cabo Raj Bhavan overlooks the Arabian Sea and is spread over 88 acres. It was once the official residence of top Portuguese administrators.
In April this year, during the tenure of now former Governor Mridula Sinha, the Raj Bhavan was added to the tourism circuit, with organised tours which allowed visitors to get a glimpse of the grand palace perched atop a cliff.