It is named after the river on whose banks the fort is located. In spite of the fact that worked by a Sawantwadi ruler, Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, Terekhol Fort was caught by the Portuguese in 1746. It is also popular in Goan history as the site of rebel against the Portuguese rule. The Portuguese later revamped the fort and furthermore built a church on the premises which are currently around 100 years of age. The post remains are currently a legacy and not open for tours. It can be seen all things from outside. The remains of the fort have now been converted into a luxury hotel, called the Terekhol Fort Heritage. There are villas and guest houses near the fort with several options for budget and mid-range accommodation close to the fort.
The stronghold houses extremely old church – St Anthony, which is, for the most part, shut consistently. It is opened for general society during specific celebrations such as the annual feast that is usually held in the month of May.
Attractions: Querim Beach, Redi Ganpati Temple, Arambol Beach, Mandrem Beach, Konkan Explorers, Ashwem Beach, Arambol Mountain, Terekhol River, Morjim Beach, Paliem Sweet Water Lake, Baga Beach, Ozran Beach, Chapora Beach, etc…
Best Time to visit: May, July, June
How to Reach: Situated in the Northernmost part of Goa, this fort can be accessed through a ship or ferry from Querim (Keri) beach. The fort is around 42 km away from North of Panaji.
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