Chapora Fort

Located near Anjuna Beach, Chapora Fort offers a beautiful scenic view of Anjuna and Vagator coasts. This is a must where we should go and explore the hidden history behind the fort.

Goa, India’s Beach Paradise is a major tourist destination. It attracts tourists from across globe and pan-India all round the year. Goa's prominence in Indian tourism, especially beach holidays, has remained unchallenged. In addition to the magnificent beaches and awe-inspiring greenery, Goa also contains some of the architectural wonders of the past including forts, palaces, temples and churches. The Chapora Fort in Goa is such a fort that continues to attract tourists and buffs in history because of its amazing history and architectural style. The Chopara Fort is aging with grace. Located near the beach of Anjuna on a high and precarious cliff, the Chapora fort in Goa was built by Adil Shah of Bijapur.

It is also known as Shahpur. The name Chapora is give by the famous Chapora River flowing unceasingly near the fort. Once the spectacular fortress, this fort now lie in ruins. However, its rich history still has vivid memoirs for all those who see it. The Chapora fort dates back to 1617. Thus, the influence of Portuguese architecture is clearly seen in the red laterite stones, which the fortress is built of. The Chapora fort also attracts visitors because of the fantastic view over the Vagator beach, which is literally a feast for any city dweller's eyes.

In addition, its close proximity to the beaches and picnic spots, Chapora beach makes it a highly appealing point for travelers. Prominent Features: Despite being in ruins, the Chapora fort in Goa clearly shows the influence of architecture of Portugese era. It also has a historical significance because of the important role it played in the battles of the past. It also offers peaceful and scenic views, making it one of the most popular forts of Goa.

The Anjuna Beach is in the state of Goa , which despite being one of the smallest is one of the most visited in India , while in the west of the country, and this is one of the most popular sites among tourists. One of the main reasons for many visitors is the recognized Fort Chapora , which is surrounded by spectacular beaches only complement the beauty of the place.

Chapora Fort is one of the most important tourist attractions in India, especially for its size and colors it has, in contrast to its surroundings. This fort is built in reddish stones, and was made during the reign of Adil Shah of Bijapur , being able to see it from several kilometers away, standing out in a hilly landscape. This whole place, with its beautiful beaches, is about ten kilometers from Mapusa , north of Goa , and to get there you only have to rent a car or a taxi. You can also take buses from the city of Panaji , which is one of the largest town in the vicinity, to this fort, on a regular basis.

Today you can see some ruins that remained after it was destroyed and again built by the Portuguese, who left it in 1892. A lot of tourists go there is to go to the beaches and to see the great panoramas from the ramparts of the fort, giving it a mystical atmosphere.

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