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Chapora Fort, Located In Bardez, Goa, Rises High Above The Chapora River. Before The Arrival Of Portuguese In Goa In 1510, This Location Was The Site Of Another Fort. The Fort Changed Hands 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 As His Base Camp.
Chapora Fort

Chapora Fort, Goa

The Present Fort Was Built In 1717, Replacing The Older Fortifications. 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 At Dug. At The Top Of The Steep Approach Track, The Main Gate Is Small And Unpretentious, But Narrow And Deep. Inside The Fort, The Church, Once Dedicated To St. Anthony, Has Disappeared And Inside Only A Few Signs Exist Of The Barrack And Housing That Once Filled This Vast Area. The Wide Expansion Of Open Space Is Only A Tumble Of Stones, Where A Few Herbs Of Goats Graze And Cashew Bushes Grow. It Provides The Excellent Natural Access To The Sea.


  • Chapora Fort Rd, Chapora, Goa, India, 403509.
  • About 1500 Km Areal Distance From Delhi.
  • About 600 Km From Mumbai.

How To Reach-

  • Dabolin International Airport Goa Is An International Airport Of Goa.
  • Other Nearest International Airport Is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.
  • Regular Trains Are Available.
  • About 625 Km From Mumbai.
  • About 2100 Km From Delhi.
  • Buses Or On Road- Regular Buses Are Available From Mumbai.
  • Distance From Mumbai Is About 600 Km.

Local Language-

  • Konkani, Marathi.
  • Other Languages Are English, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian.

Local Food-

  • Famous For Sea Food, Mainly Fishes, Crabs, Lobsters.

Local Transport-

  • Bus, Taxi.
  • Scooters, Bikes, Cars, Jeeps, Etc Are Available To Hire.


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