Top 6 Places to visit in Vagator

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This is the northernmost beach of the Peninsula of Bardez in the northern part of Goa. This place is marked with rough cliffs and boulders and these are like outcropsfrom patches of greenery. This scene mainly makes Vagatpr as well as Chapora look very beautiful. The villages here here are more popular than the beach of vagator. The twin village of Vagator are places where people love to party and two of the first places where the partying culture first started over here. You can just get up and groove no matter whom you know here. Just make new friends and then be a part of all parties here.

Chapora Fort - Vagator

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.
History : Chapora Fort, located in Bardez, Goa, rises high above the Chapora River. Before the Portuguese arrived in Goa in 1510, this location was the site of another fort. The fort changed hand several times after Portuguese acquired Bardez. Trying to end the Portuguese rule in Goa, Prince Akbar joined his father’s enemies, the Marathas in 1683 and made this place his base camp. It became the northern outpost of the Old Conquests. After the Portuguese recovered from an encounter with the Marathas, they strengthened their northern defences and provided shelter to the people there. The present fort was built in 1717, replacing the older fortifications. Across the Chapora river, the Hindu ruler of Pernem, the Maharaja of Sawantwadi who was an old enemy of the Portuguese held the fort for two years after it fell to the Marathas in 1739 in its first test. When Goa's border moved northwards with the acquisition of Pernem as part of the New Conquests, the fort lost its military significance towards the end of the century. It is a pleasant place to wander that offers fantastic views north across the Chapora river to Pernem, south over Vagator and also far out to the Arabian Sea in the West. The fort sits on a prominent position which commands views in all directions. It also has steep slopes on all sides. The fort follows the outline of the higher slopes. This forms an irregular outer wall that uses the natural form to add defensive height to the fortifications. This offers an advantage over dry ditches being dug. At the top of the steep approach track, the main gate is small and unpretentious, but narrow and deep. Depending on defence requirements, the positions of bastions are irregularly spaced with enormous embrasures for cannon. Each bastion has a cylindrical turret offering a special character to the fort. Vagator Beach with Fort Chapora in the background Inside the fort, the church, once dedicated to St. Anthony, has disappeared and inside only a few signs exist of the barracks and housing that once filled this vast area. The wide expanse of open space is only a tumble of stones, where a few herds of goats graze and cashew bushes grow. A natural valley to the beach protected by rocky promontories provides an excellent natural access to the sea. State : Goa (Source : Wikipedia)
Muktadhara Ray

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Beautiful Place A River Meeting Sea, A Sun Meeting Sea, A Fort In Between Blue Sky, Sea, river and on the Mountain Top. and You Standing Above All.
Dipesh Sethia

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Its a must visit place in GOA. I did the first thing in the evening after reaching Goa. You will also get a Trekking Experience. This fort has also been shown in DIL CHAHTA HAI and from that day onwards people started calling it as “DIL CHAHTA HAI POINT”. From here you will get awesome view of Vagator Beach. Just sit here calmly and wait for sun to set. Its an amazing place. Entry fee: NIL How to Reach: Just 2 km from Vagator Beach Recommended Length of Visit: 1 hr Tips: Go in the Evening to witness the sunset; Breathtaking view of Vagator Beach. Facts: This fort is also known as “DIL CHAHTA HAI POINT”
Gautam Modi

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Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Thalassa - Vagator

This is an awesome Greek Restaurant with an outdoor seating arrangement. The location looks absolutely stunning with all the cane tables and chairs. They serve authentic, delicious Greek food and the crowd is very decent here. The dim lights and the soft music makes the ambience even better. The people who come here are generally very well dressed and the crowd is a happy and cheerful one.
Aashish M Pawgi

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A must visit place in Goa. One of the most happening places. A certain must visit on Friday nights
Vishal Tangirala

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Ozran Beach Road - Vagator

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.
Perfect spot to end the evening watching the sun take a dip into the ocean. The best part about this beach is descending down the typical Goa brick stairs to get on to the beach
Samantha Mascarenhas

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Vagator Beach Road - Vagator

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.
Already famous at the Saturday Night Market in Anjuna, the Boutique Bar is now also at the intimate but vivacious hotel in Vagator. The cosy bar features new cocktails and high-energy parties that are complemented by mouth-watering grilled snacks at Salaam, the Living Room’s Indo-Arabic restaurant. Set just off the pool where you can enjoy the crisp sunshine before heading off for an evening of fun and entertainment. The Boutique House Bar also has live music and DJs that spin some interesting tracks through the night.
Mukesh Rawat

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Chapora Fort Road - Vagator

This is the road is Bardez where you can get down to move to the famous Chapora Fort. This is a 17th Century fort which was built of red laterite by the Portuguese. They made this to serve tham as the border fort of the Portugal Colonial Kingdom but very soon was captured by the Bahmani Sultans. It then passed on from one hand to the other where noone was able to hold it back for a long time. At the end there was a head to head give and take repetition between the Portuguese and the Marathas in the 18th Century after a few years of which the Portuguese also deserted this place. Today, only the ruins of the Chapora Fort are found here along with the heads of tunnels. The walls are evidence enough of the might of the fort at one time but with natural forces. no maintenance and repeated battles and encroachments, the ruining happened faster.
Chapora fort is a beautiful place and you can explore scenic beauty along with your passion for adventure. You can climb up mountain for a wonderful trek and thrilling experience. Visiting Chapora Fort is a memorable experience for me and my friends and is one of the most beautiful attractions in Goa.
Udit Gulati (Mysterious Traveller)

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Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Things to do
history tours
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Budget
Free

Chapora Beach - Vagator

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.
One of the perfect places to visit in Goa in the blazing hot sun is the famous Chapora Beach known for its serenity. It is a very clean and picturesque beach having coconut palms all along its stretch known as the Chapora Fort. Present nearby are also some of the best restaurants which serve delicious gourmet food and drinks.
Karthik Rao V

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