Built by the Portuguese in 1617 , the Chapora Fort rising high above the Chapora River in Goa was constructed by the Portuguese in the year 1617 as a means of defending their territories from the Marathas. A beach resort in Goa would be the recommended choice of accommodation for those of whom are interested in discovering this ancient fort and Alila Diwa Goa would be the ideal Goa resort to offer comfortable space and convenient location. Although popularly known as a Portuguese fort, it was originally built by Adil Shah rulers of Bijapur after which the Portuguese took over and rebuilt it in the year 1617. The high demand for this magnificent fort lies in its ideal positioning which allows the location magnanimous views on all sides. The fort walls make advantage of the higher slopes thus using it to add defensive heights to its fortifications. The outer wall takes on an irregular shape as a result with irregularly placed bastions adorned with uniquely shaped turrets fortified with sizeable embrasures for cannon. There was also a network of underground tunnels built by the Portuguese but most of it is in ruins during the present times. The Fort was twice captured by Marathas and regained by Portuguese once again. However towards the end of the century, the Fort loses its significance and now serves as a pleasant place to wander about which allows breathtaking vistas of the surrounding area.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+