Chapora Fort is a renowned fort of Goa. This is a massive fort and frequently visited by the tourist. This Fort is a engaging place to peregrinate that offers quaint views north across the Chapora river to Pernem, south over Vagator
Location : Chapora Fort is located just 12 Kms from Mapusa, near the Anjuna beach, North Goa.
About Chapora Fort
Adil Shah was built the Chapora Fort. He was the first ruler of Bijapur. Another name of this Fort is Shahpura which mean "town of Shah". The fort is built out of red laterite stones. The fort has wide walls with ramparts over which one can walk and go around the fort. In year 1617, it was rebuilt by the Portuguese on the same site. Main intended to built this fort was watch post to see various Hindu raiders during the 17th century , who came to establish their territory through Goa. In year 1892, It was finally deserted by the Portuguese. During the Portugal rule, Chapora Fort was built in a grand style and also had underground tunnels to aid in escaping in case of an emergency.
At present time it lies in ruins and although one can see the entrances of two long winding tunnels, along with some Muslim tombstones. From this fort tourist can delight the amazing view of the ocean and the surrounding areas. From the fort visitors can get a commanding view of the Vagator beach, Ozran Beach, Morjim Beach and the mouth of Chapora river.
The the Bollywood Movie "Dil Chahata Hai" was shot here after shooting this fort became famous tourist place.
Near By Toruist attraction : Anjuna and Vagator Beaches are located near this fort.
Best time to Visit : You can visit this fort any time from October to April. During this time period the weather is quite pleasant