Chapora Fort
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For the best sunset views in the area, head to this beautiful old fort at Vagator Beach.
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  • Karen G
    London, United Kingdom6 contributions
    Chapora Fort
    If you are planning a visit to the Fort, wear suitable clothing and footwear. The walk to the start of the 120 steps is steep and then you have the steps to tackle before you reach the Fort. Thankfully there are lots of drink.stalls on the way up the hill so stop off for a refreshing fresh coconut 🥥 water for around 40 Rupees. Lots of other stalls selling various items such as hats, jewellery and souvenirs. Pop into the local bars for a snack .... they make you very welcome
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 3, 2023
  • HR
    New Delhi, India318 contributions
    Fort facing the Sea
    Chapara Fort (whose claim to fame is the shooting of Dil Chahta Hai) is a nice fort wall facing the sea. The wide area between the walls has been left wild, with the local flora and fauna. It makes a good location for sunset, especially when sitting on the fort walls. The entrance has a few steps, but requires some walking on uneven surfaces once you enter. The complex closes by 5pm.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Devendra G
    India942 contributions
    Dil Chahta Hai
    This is the famous fort were movie Dil Chahta hai was shot. It has a wall facing sea. However, one has to take a long trek before reaching the same. Visit early morning or around 4 pm, as it can be quite hot in the afternoon. If you have visited any other fort, eith Aguada or Cabo De Rama, then it is not worth it.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 7, 2024
  • Satish1955
    Bengaluru, India71 contributions
    Chapora Fort-Must visit- Not difficult to climb
    Chapora Fort in North Goa of Dil Chahata hai fame is a must visit place in Goa. Open 10 am to 5 30 pm entry is free. Best time to visit is Nov to Feb 24. Go early at 10 am, wear proper shoes, cap & sunscreen. Carry lots of water. Climb is not tough. So dont get scared. You have to walk 300 meters to get steps- 150 in number. Takes 15-20 minutes only to climb. Views of Vagator beach and Arabian sea are awesome from top. Lot of photoshoot points. Keep 90 minutes for this visit. Decent stalls of coconut water below.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
  • RahulMK
    Bengaluru, India104 contributions
    Good view, steep climb!
    Parking is available for cars near the fort. The climb to the fort is steep and long, if you have old folks in your group plan for rest and go scenario every 50-100 mtrs. The view from the fort is good. I don't think it was completely worth the climb. Just a tick in the goa visit book. We did get some good pictures from the fort. There are not enough shades at the top, but we could find a place to sit and relax before the walk back. Lot of small eateries around the place.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 17, 2024
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travellover905
Jakarta, Indonesia50 contributions
Apr 2022
Just because this place has been picturized in various hindi movies, esp the famous Dil Chahta Hai... doesnt make this place a good tourist attraction. It is very hot during the day so avoid going there before 4pm when the sun starts to set. The sunset view from the top of the fort is beautiful...but the main problem is the condition in which the fort is. Being a place of historical Importance, nothing has been done to improve it. The steps that take you up to the fort are broad, but risky, unclean with stones and bricks coming out of them. both sides of the steps are encroached by the shop keepers who have covered the whole scenic view around the passage to the fort. Once you reach up the fort, fully soaked up in sweat and in thirst, you find disaapointment. the ground is full of mud and stones that becomes muddy if it rains. weeds and wild plants are growing everywhere with no sign of any cleanliness. 2/3 small vendors are there selling Dil chahta hai ice candies and cold drinks at exorbident prices. view from the top is beautiful worth a watch. when we were coming downhill, it started to rain heavily. the steps became sluggish and dangerous to walk. we stood under a shelter of a local shop who charged 100rs per person to just stand under it. how can Goa become a foreign tourist attraction with all this happening. I doubt.
Written May 18, 2022
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Anvita Shukla
Toronto, Canada368 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Due to the beautiful views from this fort, I keep coming back time and again on visiting Goa. Though it's now much more crowded than before, the sunset is absolutely stunning which happens around 6pm in December. Not to be missed when visiting Goa!
Written December 25, 2020
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Mamata
Brussels, Belgium206 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Charpora is a historical and naturally blessed place. Most of tourists go there just to take some great pics and cherish dil chalta hai movie memories . But the fort has lot to offer. The great views on all the sides . You have to be patient to walk the plain yet rugged terrain of the fort ( more like a table land) . To reach the forest there is no climbing as such except few steps .souvenir shops covers both the sides of the steps until you reach the main entrance. It is too commercialised i felt but once you enter the fort it’s only you and nature. During monsoon the beauty was exceptional. We simply loved it here. It is possible to trek down or up ( both ways ) to and fro village to fort . Many photographers and historians were spotted on the fort . It has not entry fees . Parking charges for scooter are 20/- as on date (10.08.2022) . Don’t be much adventurous in the fear of taking selfie’s as you might end up in a wide ts as all view points are on edge of fort without Bata cases or safety lining. Enjoy fullest your 1 -2 hrs time . Do not drink and litter on fort .
Written August 10, 2022
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Alhad
Pune, India32 contributions
Mar 2022
The view of Anjuna beach from the top is superb. Shops on the climb are a bit costlier than those in Baga, Calangute - you get the same merchandise. Not much of the fort remains now but the remains are enough for a few photos. After all, this is the Dil Chahta Hai fort.
Written March 16, 2022
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HR
New Delhi, India318 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Chapara Fort (whose claim to fame is the shooting of Dil Chahta Hai) is a nice fort wall facing the sea. The wide area between the walls has been left wild, with the local flora and fauna.
It makes a good location for sunset, especially when sitting on the fort walls.

The entrance has a few steps, but requires some walking on uneven surfaces once you enter. The complex closes by 5pm.
Written December 6, 2023
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LoosePebbles
Thane, India1,175 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Fort closes at around 5.30pm , so if you intend to watch the sunset from here then make sure to reach here a bit early. Crowded on weekends. Also bear in mind to climb more than 200 steps.. Overall a good place to enjoy a peaceful eve.
Written November 10, 2022
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VB_82
Bengaluru, India59 contributions
Dec 2019
A very nice fort to visit in North Goa. Parking available for nominal charges (I faintly remember it as Rs. 40). There are many stalls enroute for snack, juices and also souvenirs. Some stalls do accept PayTM/UPI. There are some stalls inside the fort as well. The fort is close to the sea and a river, so the view from the fort is superb.

It could be a bit tiring as there is no shade in the fort and you are at the mercy of the sun. Initially, there are a few steps to climb as well. The maintenance of the fort is average. Nevertheless, this place is a must-visit in North Goa.
Written January 5, 2020
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Karen G
London, UK6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
If you are planning a visit to the Fort, wear suitable clothing and footwear. The walk to the start of the 120 steps is steep and then you have the steps to tackle before you reach the Fort. Thankfully there are lots of drink.stalls on the way up the hill so stop off for a refreshing fresh coconut 🥥 water for around 40 Rupees. Lots of other stalls selling various items such as hats, jewellery and souvenirs. Pop into the local bars for a snack .... they make you very welcome
Written December 3, 2023
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Deepak Naik
Bengaluru, India161 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
Went here at about 7.30 am, the sun already starting to get menacing. There is a short 10 min climb to the fort which could be energy sapping if gone during the day. Once on top you get a great view of the sea and the vagator beach. Also this was the place where Dil Chahta Hai was shot.
Written November 19, 2020
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Mason
New Delhi, India9 contributions
Oct 2021
Nice place for hangout and enjoying the time with family and friends. The fort overlooks the vagator beach and Morgim Beach. Though it becomes a bit crowdy in the peak season but still you can get good spots for clicking pictures. It took me about 3 hours to fully explore the fort. But either go early morning or late in the evening to avoid heat. Parking is available.
Written October 29, 2021
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