Tiracol fort, also called Terekhol, is a 17th century fort in the northernmost tip of Goa, bordering the state of Maharashtra.
It is at the confluence of Terakol River and Arabian Sea.
The fort gets its name from the river. It is 48.7 kilometers north of Panaji. You can take a ferry from Querim beach to reach the site. The river crossing takes only a few minutes. Tiracol can also be reached by road after crossing the Kiranpani Aronda Bridge.
Tiracol fort was structured by the Raja of Sawantwadi in the 17th century to watch over the neighboring areas and protect navy ships.
HOW TO REACH FORT TIRACOL
It is at the northern most tip of goa and borders directly with Maharashtra.
Tiracol Fort is 48.7 kilometers from Panaji by the Querim–Arambol–Agarwada Road.
It is 36.5 kilometers north of Baga beach. Baga Beach is the most happening beach of North Goa
We were there in Calangute and decided to visit this gem of a place. We decided to drive till querim beach and we were told that we can take a ferry from this place.
From Querim beach we took a ferry and crossed the river and the fort was walking distance from this place.
Tiracol looks beautiful from here, on top of a hill, at the confluence of the sea and the river. Just ahead is a small rocky beach with sheer cliffs. You can also reach by road after crossing the Kiranpani Aronda Bridge.
We spend a lot of time here as the confluence of Arabian sea and Terakol river was magnificent sight. We had a lunch at tavern hotel overlooking the arabian sea and visit a 100 year old chapel. The statue and church was also amazing inside the fort.
The place is for those people who want to have a peaceful vacation away from the hush and rush of Goan Hippies.