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Fort Tiracol - Goa

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Tiracol fort is located on the Pernem Taluka in North Goa. It is a beautiful fort built by Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, ruler of Sawantwadi in the i17th century. Overlooking the scenic views of Terekhol river, the fort was captured by Portuguese viceroy, Dom Pedro de Almeida in 1746. And in 1788, the fort was permitted to be the part of Portuguese great possessions in India.

Other than the Terekhol river, the fort provide amazing views of Querim and Kalacha Beach. The fort also provide the colorful view of numerous paragliders having fun at Kalacha beach. The fort is accessible via auto or taxi from all the different parts of north goa. Ferry service is available near the Querim beach to cross the Terekhol river. Tourists visiting the Tiracol fort will have great enjoying the amazing time overlooking the captivating landscapes all around the place. The journey to this massive fort comprises picturesque villages of Siolim, Ashvem, and Querim. The surrounding sea and beaches compilements the beauty of this fort.

In the year 1825, the fort was taken over by Portuguese while fighting against the attacked made by Dr. Bernado Peres Da Silva. Marathas gave it the position for the defence of Goa. The fort also houses the church of St. Anthony, which remains close now. It only opens on the feast day of St. Anthony which usually help in the month of May.

Talking about the great Tiracol fort it is an amazing historical architecture that attracts large number of tourists every year from all over the world.

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