Chapora Fort

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Chapora, North Goa

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Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort
Chapora Fort
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The Chapora Fort is strategically situated in a commanding position, offering panoramic views in all directions. Its location is characterized by steep slopes on all sides. Interestingly, the fort's design follows the contours of these higher slopes, resulting in an irregular outer wall that effectively utilizes the natural terrain to enhance its defensive capabilities. This approach provides a distinct advantage over the traditional method of digging dry ditches as defensive barriers. At the pinnacle of the steep approach track, the main gate, while unassuming in size, is narrow and deep, adding to the fort's defensive prowess. To cater to varying defense needs, the bastions are positioned irregularly, featuring sizable openings for cannons known as embrasures. Each bastion boasts a cylindrical turret, lending a unique and distinctive character to the fort's architecture.

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