Goa is a surprising travel destination on the West coast of India that never ceases to amaze me. It has got a hot tropical climate. Attached below is a comprehensive and growing collection of images, videos, articles and blog posts related to traveling in Goa and Goan culture since 2005.
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 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 –
February is a carnival time in Goa, as I have mentioned a few times over the years. The Goa Carnival parade can be seen in Goa on four different days in four different cities, which most often are Mapusa in North Goa, Panjim and Vasco in Central Goa and Margao in South Goa.
I blogged about the Viva Carnival -event for the first time in 2006 with authentic Nokia mobile pictures and you can still see those carnival pictures here.
As I recall, the same year 2006 I had also filmed a huge carnival parade in Panjim with a film camera, but because of some misfortune with my travels I lost all those stunning carnival images with the camera film roll.
In 2013 I again posted fresh carnival pictures from Goa and now, seven years later, it’s finally time for the video. You can watch the full 20 minute carnival video here!
The video shows how local children, young people and adults have gathered along the streets in Margao to watch the carnival parade including traditional fishermen and farmers from Goa with their respective outfits and also Goan folk dancers. In addition one can see for example young people demonstrating on behalf of local farmers, tiger protesting on behalf of Goa’s nature, local sex education, men dressed as oriental women, Smurfs, Indian and European cartoon characters and young girls and boys dancing with each other.
From this video I made you will get a little glance of what the carnival in Goa, India, looked like in February 2013: