Chapora Fort: The Famous Fort of Goa
Chapora Fort, displaying its exquisite beauty, is situated in Goa, twenty kilometres from “Panji.” This ancient laterite fort built by the Chapora Riverbanks has long been abandoned from a military standpoint but stands majestic and is an everlasting and durable historical monument. The fort is constructed mainly at that corner of the “Chapora Lake,” i.e., Chapora Fort. This location is renowned for its stunning scenery and breathtaking sunset views. This fort, also called Shahpura Fort, was built by “Adil Shah.” Sambhaji Maharaj captured the fort in 1684; Marathas captured it in 1739, and then again by “Purtgaalees” in 1741. Now, eighty per cent of the fortress has only one store (Khandar), and the remaining twenty per cent of the fort are memorable fortunes of history. Tourists endure and feel the silence of the fort, and it seems fascinating. Evening time is the best time to visit the fort.
How to Reach?
The fort is easily accessible and can be reached anywhere in Goa. The fort needs direct train or air connectivity. Road connectivity is proven to be the best one to the reached fort. You can also climb the hill of Vagator Beach by the road passes just right to the fort. From there, a small road will guide you to the mountain’s base, where the top of Chapora Fort is situated.
Chapora Fort’s Connection with Bollywood
The fort’s beauty is so charming that even Bollywood can’t resist being attracted to the fort, i.e., why the fort is also shown in the popular Bollywood movie “Dil Chahta Hai.” You can observe the “Vagator Beach “where the scene of the film “Dil Chahta Hai” was shot. The fort is full of beaches around it, as 80-90 per cent of the fort has vanished. So, near the Chapora fort, there are many places to visit, like Parra Road, where another famous Bollywood film, “Dear Zindagi,” was shot. That road will make your experience memorable for life.
Attraction points nearby Chapora Fort.
Another Fort is near the Chapora Fort, i.e., Sinquerium Fort. The Sinquerium Fort is the Aguada Fort’s extension, another fort near the Chapora Fort. There are many Hotels, Restaurants, and other hospitality and entertainment services to make your trip unforgettable. You can visit nearby places like Hathi Tours, Ozrann Beach, and Terra Conscious, and the most exciting part is a “Day cruise” in Goa that will be a full-day occupied trip that will be adventurous for the tourists. It will not require a Tourist guide because 90% of the fort is destroyed. You can visit the wall where the film was shot. You can visit all these forts, beaches, and roads by car or a traveller Bus. The best time to see this place is in August and September.
So, you can always prefer to visit this “Dil Chahta Hai Fort” by treating yourself to refreshments such as coconut drinks, lemonades, etc., and let yourself submerge in the magic and madness of the place.