Chappora Fort - Rugged Fort With A Majestic View

Chappora is an ancient fort which is 41 kilometers away from Panjim and 10 kilometers from Mapusa(locals pronounce as Mapza) town.


Rugged red sand stone entry gate of  Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
The Humble Entrance of Chappora Fort


Chappora Fort was built by the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur and was captured and renovated by the Portuguese in 1617. There after this fort was captured many times alternatively by the Portuguese and Marathas until it was finally abandoned in 1892. Chappora fort is very plain which is quite in ruins but offers a breathtaking view of the Chapora and Vagator beaches.


View of the beach from  Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
Beach views from the Fort

One can sit hours on the walls of Chappora Fort looking at the roaring waters below and listening to the songs of the ocean. Those who are interested in meditation can give this a try.

View of the Vagatore  Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
The roaring ocean as viewed from Chapora Fort

During monsoons, the surroundings of Chappora fort turns into lush green and it adds to the charm of the view. Adventurous travelers can climb down the Fort and take a long walk to the tip of the Chappora High Point. 

Walking trail and greenary around the Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
Chappora Fort High Point

A famous scene in the legendary movie Dil Chahta Hai was short here in Chappora fort. Few years back it was quite a lonely place but now it is bursting with visitors.

The Dil Chahta hai movie  was shot at  Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
View of the Chapora Beach during a sunny day

The Dil Chahta hai movie  was shot at Chappora Fort - Near Mapuza in Goa.
The ruined fort wall and rugged interiors

The view during the sunset are just out of the world as the sun plates the entire sky in red color and the oceans in gold, before sinking in the roaring Arabian Sea.

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