Where do you go when you want to see Goa from great heights? Is there any
place in Goa undisturbed by the mind-blowing numbers played by
transcontinental DJ's at your favourite Goan beaches? Do you really expect
such a peaceful environment? Well, if you do, move and enjoy the scaling
heights of Tiracol Fort at the north of Goa. And if you want recognize the
fort here are the specifications:- A sparkling white hood, above the black
soil, displayed against the sea and a calm bluish green river flowing along
the silent green islands of mangroves rouses curiosity.
Overlooking the beautiful Keri beach , on the coast of the Arabian Sea ,
the 16th century Terekhol (Tiracol) Fort is an architectural spectacle. This
fort, situated on the north side of the banks of the Terekhol River. The
Tiracol Fort Heritage is situated in the northern most fore land of Goa. It
is 42 km from Panjim at the north most Taluka of Pernem, cut off from Goa by
It was invaded by the Portuguese, who rebuilt it again in 1764 AD for the
defense of Goa. Later, in 1961, the fort was used as a ground for freedom
fighters during the liberation of Goa. Presently, this fort has been
converted into a heritage hotel providing beautiful views of enchanting
gun-enclosures and the vast sea.
Attractions Of Fort
The fort has in its courtyard the century old Church of St. Anthony. The
church is opened only on special occasions and has a classical late Goan
facade. The church is full of light and dominates an elegant look.
Cross the court and walk up the narrow stone stairs, through short passages
into split level rooms, which follow the shapes of headland: old furniture,
superb views over the river Tiracol and the beaches and are the main
attractions of the fort.
Fort Tiracol Turned to a Heritage Hotel
Fort Therekol in "Goa" now runs as a hotel called Fort Tiracol.
The rooms within the church have been converted into beautiful massive rooms
with multi-cuisine bar and restaurant. All rooms are equipped with modern
facilities.onstituent of Goan history, and being one of the most important
India forts it is also very popular with those indulging in historical
travel activities of Goa.
Near By Places
Keri beach, North of Arambol is a completely uncorrupted and rarely visited
stretch of sand supported by Casuarina trees all the way down to Arambol
A tiny hamlet of Paliem village lies on the plateau about 5kms north of
Arambol just before the road sinks to the thick wooden sides to Keri and the
Tiracol Ferry is also worth a visit.
You can also visit a pottery studio, a carpenters shop, a toddy taper and
the fishing villages near to the fort.
How To Reach
Taxi from Panjim (50 km) Bus Stand (Next To Kadamba Bus Stand) will cost Rs
800 to Keri, then ferry to Tiracol.
Ferry Tickets and Timings
Vehicle Rs 10: 6:30 am - 9:30 pm, after every 30 minutes..