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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.

Location
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 Tiracol river.

History
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. Tiracol 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 Highland.

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..

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