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Fort Tiracol

Fort Tiracol

This rather charming little fort that also has a chapel ensconced within, lies across the River Tiracol. It was well preserved after it was converted into a hotel by the state government. It is no longer accessible to the public after the government leased it to a private party to run.

The fort was built by the Raja of Sawantwadi, Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle in the 17th century. It was captured by the Portuguese under Viceroy Dom Pedro Miguel de Almeida in 1764. Tiracol was officially annexed to Goa in 1788.

The remains of the fort have now been converted into a hotel, the Terekhol Fort Heritage. In its courtyard is the century old Church of St. Anthony. But it is not open to the general public except on certain occasions such as the annual feast that is usually held some time in May.

42 kms from Panaji, Terekhol fort stands at the northern most tip of Goa’s shoreline, on a hillock overlooking the Arabian Sea, at the mouth of river Terekhol. Read more +

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