What is in Chapora Fort of Goa (Dil Chahta hai Fort)?

25th Jan 2018

Chapora Fort, January 2018

Photo of Chapora Fort, January 2018 by Anchal Tyagi
Photo of What is in Chapora Fort of Goa (Dil Chahta hai Fort)? 1/1 by Anchal Tyagi

Cover photo credits: the.pixie.hollow

Chapora Fort is right next to Vagator Beach in North Goa. This is the same place where bollywood movie Dil Chahta Hai was shot.This place has a historic significance from the period when portuguese invaded Goa but this is not a fort with exquisite display of art as the most of Rajasthan forts.

It is located on a hill and you need to climb a little. The terrain is made of soil and you may need a good grip footwear. I almost broke my camera and my ankle because I slipped hard. But anyways we enjoyed our sugarcane juice in scorching sun of January and went to the fort to chill. You will get ample number of shops at the base for small eats and drinks. Since the fort is located on a hill it is a good place to view the sunset but the entry closes at 5:30 PM, even though some people went even after this time.

The fort has vast area covered in dried grass and is surrounded by the wall with peculiar burnt brown colour which creates a beautiful background for your photos and videos. It provides a beautiful view in every direction. It oversees the Vagator beach on one side and the complete forest area on the other side. Watching the entire sea was quite mesmerizing for me especially because it was sparkling in the sunshine. You can sit in the tree shades and enjoy the view for as long as you want. A normal person can finish the fort in 1 hour with 10 minutes of upward hike, 15 minutes of coming down, 15 min of clicking pictures and 20 minutes of enjoying the view.

If you want to have a look at how this entire view looks like, you can watch my video of the view from the top of Chapora fort.


There is no entry fee for the fort

We paid Rs 20 for scooty parking

How to Reach:

It is right next to vagator beach, we used our scooty to commute


There is no shop in the fort and you should carry your drinking water

Please do not litter. The fort is very clean and I hope you can keep it the same

Entry closes at 5:30 PM but some people report of having gone after these timings

Cover photo credits: the.pixie.hollow