Chapora Beach is 22 km away from Panaji. Turquoise water, white sands, lava rocks, red cliffs, palm trees, green villages, coconut trees, freshwater springs are what makes up this exotic beach. Being so picturesque makes it one of the favourite beaches of Goa.
Emphatically not to be missed while you are on a trip to the western state of Goa, rightly hailed as the beach capital of India, is a visit to the Chapora Beach where you can enjoy one of the most stunning beaches in India. Located some 10 km. from Mapusa in North Goa, the Chapora beach is a place where you can unwind and rejuvenate yourself by lying lazily against its powdery white sands and reading a book.
It is advisable not to take to swimming at the Chapora beach with precautions because the as the sea is sometimes not calm. The best time to visit the beach is from November to March.
Lined with palm and coconut trees, Chapora Beach offers the visitors an unhurried pace and is ideal for those for who a day at the beach should be free from the stress and worries of the daily life.
However, what makes Chapora Beach a compelling travel destination is the presence of five century old Portuguese fort popularly known as the Chapora Fort which is one of the star attractions of the beach. A steep climb of steps is required to reach the top of the fort but it will be a rewarding experience as you can have a sensational view of the beach especially at the sunset from the top of the fort which was built by the Portuguese rulers to protect themselves from the invaders. Chapora Fort should be your stopover if you are on a sightseeing trip to Goa.
If you are lover of books and want to indulge in shopping experience, you can visit the Rainbow Bookshop which offers second-hand and new books on sale to the visitors. Mapusa is known for its Friday Market that attracts shoppers in large number.