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Forts of Goa
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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 as ever.

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 eyes.

Chapora FortChapora Fort Goa - Near by AttractionsYou 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.

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