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Chapora Fort in North Goa is also known from Bollywood

Chapora Fort is a fortress on the hill of Chapora in North Goa and the name of Chapora was given to the fort by the Portuguese. The fortress was built a few hundred years ago and today there are only ruins left.

The Fort is a great afternoon trip destination for Goa travelers. The sunset view is great from top of the Chapora hill. You will also get to see Vagator beach in the South and Morjim beach in the North of Goa.

Fort Chapora wall in North Goa
Fort Chapora wall in North Goa in 2006
Chapora Fort wall and hill at dusk
Chapora Fort wall and the hillside at dusk
North Goan hills near Chapora
North Goan hills and palm trees near Chapora
View from Fort Chapora towards Morjim
Chapora hill and view of Morjim Beach in North Goa
View from Fort Chapora towards Anjuna
Chapora hill and the view towards Anjuna hill in Goa
View from Fort Chapora towards sunset
Fort Chapora and view of Vagator Beach at sunset

Fort Chapora has also become famous in India for the Bollywood film Dil Chahta Hai from 2001. Dil Chahta Hai is one of the best movies filmed in Goa.

Next you can watch a short video of Fort Chapora in North Goa made by me –

Short video of Fort Chapora

Check also my work INDIVUE – Trip to Goa, of which this video is a part of. Subscribe my blog and YouTube channel so you won’t miss the updates!

You can read about this Chapora Fort also in Finnish!

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First time in Jaipur

This new video trailer tells about my first trip to Jaipur in India where I visited one decade ago. Jaipur is located in the state of Rajasthan and it takes few hours to drive from Delhi to Jaipur. The attached video gives a quick glimpse into this Indian travel destination known also as the Pink City.

Traveling to Jaipur from Delhi

The journey from Delhi to Jaipur began early in the morning when the sun had just started making its way to the sky and the streets of Delhi were deserted. We had rented a driver with a car for the entire trip, which is a normal way to travel in India. According to my experience, taxi drivers can mostly handle well the India’s complex traffic and they even spend the night in their own car while on a trip. Read what I wrote about the complexity of Indian traffic in 2006 and watch the following trailer video about the Jaipur trip I mentioned –

Trip to Jaipur


The drive to Jaipur was mostly low flat terrain with green trees on the horizon. It was not until Jaipur approached that the higher hills and mountains became visible. As we drove on the mountain slopes in Jaipur, one was able to see the high drop and distance to the ground in-between the concrete barrier stones. It can cause dizziness on the most sensitive persons. See the stones on this video trailer.

The thali plate shown in this video stayed in my mind as the spiciest meal served in India, since they really didn’t save their spices in Rajasthan.

Jaipur is the capital of the Indian state Rajasthan and the traffic in the city was busy both during the day and in the evening. However, it was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city to my hotel, which had a lush peaceful courtyard with its plants and flowers. You’ll see a glimpse of it in this video too, but I’ll tell more about the hotel later for my subscribers and readers.

The trailer video gives you also a quick look of Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jaigarh Fort and Jal Mahal, which all are Jaipur’s most famous attractions. These attractions can be seen during one full day and are enough to give a comprehensive picture of the history of Jaipur, the Pink city.

Local people in Jaipur, India, in 2010
Local people in Jaipur, India, in 2010


Check also my digital music-enhanced photo exhibition of Jaipur’s most beautiful attractions – find it at the link below.

If you want to hear Indian live music from around the Jal Mahal Palace in Jaipur, click on the link above.

The street musician, whom you get to see in this trailer video, became also part of the Demo Exhibition, which has been in the air for the past six years. You can check that also from the link.

This video and the post were the latest update to my digital work Trip to India, which you can read, watch and listen in the link attached!

Read this post also in Finnish here.