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Vagator Beach Tour
The soft white sands, the black lava rocks, the coconut palms, the lush
green landscape, nature playing its own music, and the sea turning from
aquamarine to emerald greenVagator and Chapora, overlooked by the
500-year-old Portuguese fort, leaves each visitor awestruck. Yet to be disturbed
by the hustle and bustle of tourists, life goes on peacefully, in the background,
in Vagator and Chapora. The world-famous Anjuna Beach lies to the south
Vagator and Chapora are rich with rural life. Chapora is a fishing village.
So a large number of fishermen in their traditional attire can be seen.
Anyone patient enough to listen to the numerous stories of the sea, they
have plenty of them. Colorful women can be seen haggling and hocking fish
by the roadside.
Vagator and Chapora--Tourist Attractions
Hiking up, the lava-bedecked black rock stepping-stones lead to the 500-year-old
Portuguese fort, popularly known as the Chapora Fort. It utters the reminiscence
of the old Portuguese times giving a splendid view of the sea and hills
covered with coconut trees and rice fields. The remaining battlements
and fortifications take one down the memory lane, into the times when
Royalty ruled the Vagator hue.
The gentle lapping seawater changing colors from aquamarine to sea emerald,
the tiny cottages with gardens garlanded by colors of lemon, purple and
fuchsia, flags and crosses take one on a honeymoon fantasy.
Life goes on peacefully in Chapora: with salty fishermen carrying home
their heavy fishing nets and kids playing among the dry docked boats.
A bare feet stroll on the beach with the mesmerizing warm setting sun
and the gentle breeze carrying little drops of the salty water from the
sea; its a dream come true.
An unknown visitor has carved out a human face on the rocks, near the
Vagator Beach, making it an ideal background for a snapshot pose.
Dona Paula--Location and Climate
Located in North Goa, Vagator and Chapora are 24 km from
Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa. It lies on the northern
edge of Bardez taluka.
Goa has a consistent climate through the year with just meager fluctuations
in the temperature. December and January might require light woolens.
April and May are warm. The period from June to October brings heavy rain,
almost up to 400 cm. The temperature during the summers ranges from 24°C
to 32.7°C and during the winters it ranges from 21.3°C to 32.2°C.
Vagator and Chapora--Shopping
It is cool rural area, without offering the tourist any big shopping complexes.
But there is a market nearby where fish is plenty. One can buy artifacts
like candelabras made of exquisite blue china woven baskets and earthen
pots. People with sweet tooth get the chance to enjoy coconuts, bananas
"Bebinca", a Goan delicacy made from tender coconuts.
Vagator and Chapora Paula--Accomdation
There is not too much of choice for staying at Vagator and Chapora, except
a few guesthouses, or houses on rent. During the peak tourist season, one
might find trouble finding an accommodation here, and so, at that time,
Calangute and Baga can be a better bet.
Vagator and Chapora--Transportation
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is 29 km away from Panaji. Panaji
is just 22 km away from Vagator.
Vagator is at a distance of 9 km from Mapusa, and 22 km far from the state
capital Panaji. There are frequent buses to Panaji and Mapusa from Vagator.
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