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Famous Chapora Fort - Goa

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Chapora fort is among the famous forts in Goa. It is located 10 kms from the place called Mapusa near beach of Anjuna in North goa. It was built by Portuguese in 1617 and is a popular tourists attraction ion goa. Although the fort lies only in ruins today, you can still see the two tunnels that formerly provided supply routes for enclosed defenders. 

Chapora Fort is huge fort is built with red laterite stone. It was constructed first by the ruler of Bijapur, Adil Shah. The fort was initially built to keep a watch on the Hindu raiders and plunderers who came to establish their territory in goa. The fort get destroyed after the rule of Adil Shah and was rebuilt by Portuguese during their rule in goa. This time the fort was built in rather very grand style and also had underground tunnels to aid in escaping in case of an emergency.

Today, Chapora fort is not just a fort embracing the historical important of goa but a perfect vantage point providing the scenic views of Anjuna and Vagator beaches. The walls of the fort are still very strong and stands the same way from long years. Chapora fort is amongst the most famous hot spots of goa and people never miss out a visit while traveling the beautiful state of Goa.

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