Goa India

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

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You can read about this Chapora Fort also in Finnish!

Goa India

Carnival euphoria in Goa

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.

Carnival parade and audience in Margao, Goa, India, 2013
Carnival parade and audience in Margao, Goa, India, 2013

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:

Check out also my updated work INDIVUE – Trip to Goa!