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Tiracol Fort

Anjuna Beach

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Tiracol Fort Overview

Ranked 5 of 6 sightseeing in Anjuna Beach

Tiracol Fort is one of the prominent attractions of the destination, which was captured by the Portuguese and rebuilt in 1764. Later, during the liberation of Goa, the fort was used by various freedom fighters. The 16th century Tiracol Fort is located on the coast of Arabian Sea and is famous for its architectural work.

It is situated at a distance of 16.4 km from Anjuna-Beach and is built on the northern side of the banks of River Tiracol. The fort has now been transformed into a heritage hotel and provides a beautiful view of the gun enclosures, Tiracol River and the vast Arabian Sea.

The fort also has an old church in its courtyard known as St. Anthony Church. Tourists can visit this church only on special occasions and has a classical style of architecture.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

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Indian Flag Was Hoisted In 1954 By Freedom Fighters

Tiracol Fort is also known as Terekhol Fort, across the Terekhol river from Querim is the little hamlet of Terekhol, with Tiracol Fort situated on a plateau above it and in North Goa's Pernem taluka about 42 Km from Panjim. The early 18th-century fort was captured by the Portuguese in 1776 from the Bhonsles, a Maratha clan. It was the scene of an uprising in 1954, when a group of Satyagrahis, Freedom fighters hoisted the Indian Flag on its ramparts in an act of civil disobedience against colonial rule. The fort's high battlements face the sea, looking across the waters to Fort Aguada, Arambol and Chapora. The Chapel within the fort, with a statue of Christ in the courtyard, is usually closed but the atmospheric Terekhol Fort Heritage Hotel offers some excellent views. Ancient ruins will, let you know many things about future.

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Akshay Ratan3.9/5

5 reviews

The fort is great and epic

The fort was great but very hot during day time. Prefer going there in evening. The fort was very big. There is different stalls for you to refresh but they are not sufficient.

Nishitha K n4.3/5

522 reviews

Very old fort and beautiful

A beautiful fort which has awesome architecture . Architecture work on this fort is very beautiful. This is a old fort. Maintained well by the management. It is quite far from the Anjuna beach,it is about 15 km. View from this fort is really a beauty. There is a church inside this fort. Church is very old and beautiful .

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