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Chapora Fort in

·  Summer: March-May (30°C - 36°C)
·  Winter: October-February (22°C - 32°C)
·  Monsoon: June-September

Best time to visit:  October - February

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A rustic red-laterite construction overlooking the astounding beauty of River Chapora, Chapora Fort is an experience you would cherish for the whole life. Originally built by Sultan Adil Shah, the present day fort was constructed by the Portuguese as a watch post. Later, it fell into the hands of Marathas before conquered by the Portuguese again. Today, the credit for its iconic status among the tourists goes to the fort’s appearance in blockbuster Bollywood movie ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.

Boasting of steep slopes all sides, Chapora Fort promises commanding views of the splendid Arjuna and Vagator Beaches. Tranquil atmosphere and cool breeze add great value to the mesmerizing ambience of the place. Long winding tunnels and bastions with cylindrical turrets are the characteristic features of the fort. Few signs of St. Anthony Church can be discovered. There are some good cafes and restaurants located close to the fort.

Road: Road leading from the town of Mapusa to the popular destinations like Arjuna and Vagator helps one access the fort perched on a small hillock. The road is in good condition, though it tends to get busy towards the noon hours. Local buses, taxis and rented two-wheelers promise hassle-free trip to the fort.

Railway: The closest railhead to the fort is at Thivim (about 20 km. away). It is possible to hire taxis as well as two-wheelers from Thivim to travel to Chapora.

Airway: The only airport in Goa, Dabolim International Airport, is about 46 km. from the beach. The best option would be to hire a pre-paid taxi to reach the beach hassle-free.