Tourists travelling to North Goa who are looking forward to learning more about the history of Goa should definitely consider making a stopover at the Chapora Fort, located in the town of Bardez. This fort can be found in Bardez, high atop a cliff overlooking the Chapora River. The fort which tourists can visit today was built in the year 1717 over the structure of an existing fort by the Portuguese settlers, who came to the state of Goa. Over many centuries there have been a number of cultures and dynasties, like the Maratha Empire and the Mughal Empire, who had taken control of this fort’s highly coveted strategic location. Tourists who are interested in photography will no doubt be extremely impressed by the picturesque nature of the Fort as well as the regions it overlooks, including the Chapora River to the North, Vagator Beach to the South and the Arabian Sea as well.