About Chapora Fort Goa
If you think Goa is only about beaches, wine and fun, check your memory.
Forts in Goa have always been related to history. But these grandiose structures
not only speak of past, they demand fun loving environment too. The pleasure
of scaling the heights of a fort in Goa to enjoy the view over the Arabian Sea
is only imaginable if you take out time to visit this fort. Don't you
remember the spot in the movie 'Dil Chahta Hai' where, three mega stars
shared their emotions and watched the ships come and go? It was Goa Chapora Fort
that was highlighted so much in the movie. Wasn't the location looking
splendorous in the movie? And if you too want to be a part of it, visit Goa!
Location of Chapora Fort Goa
The Goa Chapora Fort is 8 miles to the northwest of Aguada and 25 kms from
Panaji. Vagator beach is situated at the back of Chapora fort Goa. Chapora Fort Goa
is situated near the Anjuna beach in Goa. The fort is also called as "Shahapura"
built by Adil Shah of Bijapur.
History of Chapora Fort
The Chapora Fort Goa dating back to 1617, is one of the finest examples of
Portuguese architecture. It was rebuilt by the Portuguese as a border watch
tower and later Goa Chapora fort was deserted by the Portuguese in 1892 as the empire continued
to draw farther North, known as the New Conquests. This Fort is mostly in
ruins now. The massive walls and the scattered Muslim headstones are all
that is left of Goa Chapora Fort. Deserted since the 19th century, it is in
complete ruins today though the view down the coastline looks as wonderful
Attraction Of Chapora Fort Goa
The view from Goa Chapora fort is magnificent and the houses built in dense groves
of coconut palms, inhabited by fishing community look very pleasing to the
Chapora Fort Goa - Near
You can freak out at many places near to Chapora fort Goa. There
are many restaurants, banks, cafes, post offices etc. You can also enjoy the
maiden beauty of the most popular beach in Goa, the Anjuna beach, where you
can spent your whole day. With rocky and dry grasslands, the Vagator is also
famous for its old Portuguese style mansions built in the colonial era.
How To Reach Chapora Fort Goa :
A large number of buses come in from Mapusa and Calangute Beach to Chapora
Fort. There are direct buses too from Panjim. You can also hire rented
motorcycles or taxis.