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.
A small beach in North- Goa, this is a flat beach and perfect for swimming. It is not as popular or crowded compared to many other beaches of the state and especially northern Goa, but is still a favourite of many tourists. There are also water activity options available here but these are not that good compared to the ones at the Sinquerim Beach in the same region. This is often a beach which misses the eye when you are busy visiting the busier beaches of Baga, Calangute and such others.
Mainly known for the historical Chapora Fort, this is a popular beach which is about 10 kilometres from Mapusa. The other reason for the popularity of this beach is the fact that this is well accessible from other popular beaches such as Anjuna and Candolim too. There are opportunities for swimming, shopping and eating too but it is better not to spend the night here. This is because this beach area is a marked one for the people who are involved in drugs and there are other people who are involved in illegal activities during the night time as well.
Ozran Beach Road
Also known as the Vagator Beach Road, this is along which the bus will take you to get down at the Vagator Beach. More peaceful than the other main beaches, this is also not a very popular one. You will however find a number of options for eating as well shopping here. The massuers here are very good at giving you some relaxation and you certainly need to be aware of some leachourous people who come here to disturb others. There are always policemen here to whom you can confide at anytime. Also, this is a flat beach and perfect for swimming. There is also a beautiful, black statue of Lord Shiva nearby and almost on the shores which makes it clear that there are Hindu influences too out here.
Another name of the Vagator Beach, this is not a very known part of the Vagator Beach. The main attraction here apart from the beach itself is the 6ft tall idol of Lord Shiva with a backdrop of greenery and of course the waters of the river. There are a number of shopping stalls but bargaining is a must here. The food stalls are decent too. The only drawback here is that there are at times a bad crowd especially in this beach and to get rid of their nuisance you can just go and approach the police who are present here all time at your service.
485/2 Vagator Beach Rd Chapora
The avenue along which you can find the rocky shores of the Vagator Beach is known as the Vagator Beach Road. A less crowded and a less popular beach, Vagator is located in the northernmost tip of Goa along with a village of the same name. Here you will also find a 6ft tall black statue of the Lord Shiva and this is an example of Shiva worship here. As you walk along the vagator Beach road you will come along a number of beach shacks and also a number of shopping options.
Anand Sea Food Restaurant & Bar
We went to Anand Bar & Seafood restaurant in Anjuna as recommended by the owners of the guesthouse. The food was really good and quite cheap too. The place is popular among the locals and tourists. It was quite crowded on a weekday afternoon. Since it was off-season, the rates were lesser than what was printed on menu. Got a vegetable biryani and gobi manchurian for just Rs. 220.