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Chapora Fort

Located in Bardez, his fort rises above the Chapora River. This was a red laterite fort built by the Portuguese in place of an earlier Muslim structure in the 1th Century. It was then captured and again lost by a number of Hindu rulers before the Portuguese finally abandoned it in the year 1892. The main enemies of this fort were the Bahmani Sultans who were successful in capturing it and again later it was captured by the Marathas in the beginning of the 18th Cdentury. It was recaptured by the Portuguese to be taken back again by the Marathas. This battle went on for a long time after which the fort was absolutely deserted. At present, what we can see here are simply ruins of the fort and the heads of two tunnels. Regular buses from Anjuna and Mapusa can bring and take you back from here.
Nikhita Biswas
We spent almost 45 beautiful minutes as from here we had to head to Anjuna beach. The water sports guy, Chandru had made around 20 calls by then to come visit his kiosk. He was adamant that we wouldn’t find anything more cheaper than what he was offering. What I have learnt about Goans is that they don’t welcome haggling at all. It’s a ‘take it or leave it’ policy. Coming back to Chapora Fort. If you are planning to visit this fort, wear your sports shoes instead of sandals as it’s a treacherous climb from the parking lot. However, it seems like construction is happening to build steps for travelers’ ease. The parking charge is Rs. 10/- per scooty. There are no entry charges yet. It’s yet to be commercialized. However, you have a few men and women selling refreshments on the trail so if you don’t wish to spend extra bucks, carry your own chilled water bottles. On your way down, you can enjoy a chilled refreshing glass of lemon soda. However, if you visit the place in the evening, you can swap water bottles with beer cans. But, please make sure you trash them back at your hotel and not pollute around. #TravelResponsibily
Amol Sonawane
Day 5 - Chapora Fort | Old Goa Church | Panajim City
Nikhil Talwar
Nikhil Talwar
Shaunak Bhattacharjee
8. Chapora Fort. Located near Chapora Beach, this fort was built in 1717 by the Portuguese by replacing an already existing fort. The fort used to have a church inside dedicated to St. Anthony.
Neha Gupta
We rode to Chapora fort after the beach and it literally is the "Dil chahta hai" fort.If you are looking for a place to chill out then this is a go to place.Luckily we experienced a great weather though it rained after a while for couple of minutes but then it was back to pleasant weather.It has a picturesque view of chapora river from the top of the fort.We spent the evening at Bagha beach which was quite crowded unlike Morjim and ashwem beach.It had quite a few shacks running and commercial shops running too. like the actual season one.
Sumesh Mohan
Chapora fort (dil chahtha hai fort)
Shabeeha Ahmed
Next morning, we woke up late, chilled in the pool till late and then decided to visit the Chapora fort, better known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai' fort. The view from there was breathtakingly beautiful which overlooks the Vagator beach. If you happen to visit the place, I'd suggest you to to go down the fort, take a small downhill walk to get even more incredible views of the beach.
neha ballal
Why go to Chapora fort in the day during tourist hours, when you can head there directly after one of the late night parties. Sit and hear the waves lash up against the shore as you sober up and finally when the sun comes up, view of the coast of Vagator and Morjim beaches. But make sure you stop by at Mapusa on the way here to eat Pav Bhaji or Rass omelet from those roadside stalls as they are famous for their all-night cheap snacks.Parties In The North:
Jagan Nadar
Day 3:- Goa Today’s plan was to explore goa.Muntazir couldn’t take a day off so he said he will join us in the evening .so i and mateen went ahead. I had already seen the most of the popular beaches of goa like baga,calangute,anjuna,vagator,etc several times, so decided to skip all these and see the places which i had not seen. So we decided to see a port nearby where we were staying. We went there as there was many ships which come for minor repair work, clicked few photos and started towards chapora fort. The one which was seen in dil chata hai movie. Meanwhile i got a call from a school friend who was holidaying in goa. So we decided to meet for lunch after visiting chapora fort. It didn’t take much time to reach the fort. We had to park the bike at a distance and walk till the fort. The way to the fort was accent it was a sunny day which  took a considerable amount of energy. Once inside the fort which has only the walls. We tried to take a photo in dil chata hai style. But there was two problem we were 2 people instead of 3 in the movie and other obstacle was crowd. For the first time we took few pics using Dslr after which i never used it in the whole trip. We started to descend. I heard someone calling by my name from behind but mateen was ahead of me. So i continued to walk. I heard someone calling again, i didn’t pay heed and continued. For the third time i heard my name. This time i was sure someone is really calling me. When i turned back it was my school friend kiran who had come to goa with his friends for partying. We chatted for sometime and took a pic and left for lunch as my other school friend were already waiting for me at a restaurant at baga. We met there had lunch and they had to leave for airport to catch a flight for mumbai. So they left and we called muntasir to check where he is, as he told us he would join in the evening. He asked us to wait in baga beach and he came there in an hour. We then explored few places and private resorts and sat down at a beach side resturant called curliez near anjuna. We spent around 2 hours there. It was a good feeling to sit in beach and stare at the sea. From there we left by the evening 8pm and he took us to a spot in dona paula where a fight scene in singham movie was shot. It was already 9pm so we had our dinner at a khau galli on the way. Before we head towards home which was 40km from there i wanted to go to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Though i know it would be closed i just wanted to take a pic of my machine in front of it. Luckily it was on the way so we went there took some pic and now finally left for the room.
Jagan Nadar
Day 3:- Goa Today’s plan was to explore goa.Muntazir couldn’t take a day off so he said he will join us in the evening .so i and mateen went ahead. I had already seen the most of the popular beaches of goa like baga,calangute,anjuna,vagator,etc several times, so decided to skip all these and see the places which i had not seen. So we decided to see a port nearby where we were staying. We went there as there was many ships which come for minor repair work, clicked few photos and started towards chapora fort. The one which was seen in dil chata hai movie. Meanwhile i got a call from a school friend who was holidaying in goa. So we decided to meet for lunch after visiting chapora fort. It didn’t take much time to reach the fort. We had to park the bike at a distance and walk till the fort. The way to the fort was accent it was a sunny day which took a considerable amount of energy. Once inside the fort which has only the walls. We tried to take a photo in dil chata hai style. But there was two problem we were 2 people instead of 3 in the movie and other obstacle was crowd. For the first time we took few pics using Dslr after which i never used it in the whole trip. We started to descend. I heard someone calling by my name from behind but mateen was ahead of me. So i continued to walk. I heard someone calling again, i didn’t pay heed and continued. For the third time i heard my name. This time i was sure someone is really calling me. When i turned back it was my school friend kiran who had come to goa with his friends for partying. We chatted for sometime and took a pic and left for lunch as my other school friend were already waiting for me at a restaurant at baga. We met there had lunch and they had to leave for airport to catch a flight for mumbai. So they left and we called muntasir to check where he is, as he told us he would join in the evening. He asked us to wait in baga beach and he came there in an hour. We then explored few places and private resorts and sat down at a beach side resturant called curliez near anjuna. We spent around 2 hours there. It was a good feeling to sit in beach and stare at the sea. From there we left by the evening 8pm and he took us to a spot in dona paula where a fight scene in singham movie was shot. It was already 9pm so we had our dinner at a khau galli on the way. Before we head towards home which was 40km from there i wanted to go to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Though i know it would be closed i just wanted to take a pic of my machine in front of it. Luckily it was on the way so we went there took some pic and now finally left for the room.
seema navale
Chapora fort has good views can spend some 1 hour in this sereneity. We had prepared some egg biryani which we had on the way .Nearby area has Baga, Arpora and other known beaches.I had booked Cruise Ride on Mandovi river from Panjim at 5.30 pm , so had to head back to Panjim.
Iswarya Sudhakaran
So on our third day, we first went to Fort Chapora, also famously known as the 'Dil Chahta Hai Fort'. Please make sure that you wear some good gripping shoes, as the entrance to the Fort is steep climb. The Fort gives you a fantastic views of the popular Vagator Beach on one side, the huge Chapora River on the other side & the lovely Morjim Beach across the bay. We did spent a lot time taking pictures (offcourse, the mandatory Dil Chahta Hai pose) and got a panoramic ocean vista.Then in the afternoon, went to a private island for some water activities. The activities we did included Jetski 1000 cc, Banana Ride, Bumper Ride, Kayaking, Battery Boat, Paddle Boat. Then for dinner we went to Souza Lobo at Calangute, which is famous for its Goan food, seafood and live music.
Vagabond
We returned to the hotel, freshen up and relaxed a bit. We again left around 4 pm to visit the forts. There was a small cold drink shop near our hotel, the shopkeeper was very helpful. After knowing we were looking for a taxi he called his friend who had a taxi. We went to Chapora fort first. You can see the ruins of the fort. The fort is surrounded by sea and the view from the top is good. You can click nice photos from here. The fort closes by 5 pm so plan accordingly if you want to visit it. We went to the Aguada fort next. You can have a good view of beach and sea from here, you can enjoy the sunset here too. We sat on the wall, it was literary like seating above the sea. We spent some time there, hearing the roar of the sea and enjoying the cool breeze.
theboywithabackpack
The Portuguese left us more than 200 years ago, but parts of their legacy still remain, one of which is Chapora fort, built in 1717.The Fort lies high above the Chapora river overlooking the Vagator beach and the Morjim beach. It lost military significance towards the end of the 18th century once Goa's borders moved northwards. Most of the fort, along with all the barracks and a church now lies in ruins. Nevertheless, it is a majestic and enduring historical monument with spectacular views of the Arabian sea and the sunset vistas. That itself makes it worth climbing to the top.
Geetanjali Mukherjee
We had a limited time constraint so we returned back to resort for check out packed our bags and moved to Chapora Fort- Dil Chahta Hai !! Site :) Clicked so many pics here on the top of the rock hills .It was almost a dream for a simple girl from the City of Prayag where I had seen only the holy Ganges and Sangam of Ganga -Yamuna-Saraswati. The different culture ,food and fun elements here but on the top of it the essence of GOAN culture to be there means to come back again !!
Himakshi Joshi
With a perfect kickstart to our morning, we headed back to our place to get ready and going for the day ahead. Firstly we decided to visit the famous Chapora Fort (a.k.a. "Dil Chahta Hai") fort, as it was also quite nearby to our place. The fort which was once the biggest fort of North Goa, is now only left with a few remains, but the views are indeed breathtaking!The fort is situated on a hilltop and one needs to climb a steep trail to reach the top. If you're adventurous enough, you can also access the fort from the Vagator/Chapora beach below, by hiking your way up the hills.
Ajay Hooda
First, We went to Chapora fort which is Quite a Hike as vehicles doesn't go all the way up. Took us about 20 Mins to reach the Top or "dil chahta hai" Point. and the view was indeed worth it all. Vast sea as far as u can see.
Dipak Jadhav
15) A tiny one - No one can hunt you
Dipak Jadhav
13) Being a photographer capture great moments of your trip with the lens
Vivek Garg
Than go to Chapora Fort, yes this is Dil Chahta Hai fort.
yokesh babu
Forts. Goa is also famous for its Forts.These military buildings are remains of time.The scenic beauty they offer from it is astounding.1- Chapora Fort -This one is famous for its appearance in Dil Chata Hai movie 2-Aguada Fort 3-Cabo da Rama Fort - This one is in South Goa.
Abhinav Ranjan
Food is not an issue here as everywhere you go you will find some excellent food joints. The same day could be clubbed to visit the Dil Chahta hai Fame Fort. The road to the place is very smooth and you can reach here without any one's help. The beauty of the place is in its location situate at the edge of cliff overlooking the arabian sea the place is neatly maintained and has a great view of the places all around. While coming down saw a beautiful building with a huge statue of Lion at the passageway. Assuming to be the a view point as we moved towards it, a tall serious looking guy told us to elsewhere as it turns out it was the prized possession of kingfisher baron Mr. Mallya. These are the moments that makes me realise we are the peanuts in the world of riches. If you follow the Google Map you can detour and also visit the Jail at the end of the road which is guarded by Sea and cliff from three sides making any escape attempt really futile. Ironical if at all Mr Mallya is sent to serve his sentence here.