Goa is famous for its Portuguese built forts. The Terekhol
Fort Goa is one of the more famous forts in the state. The fort
takes its name from the River Terekhol, on whose banks it is
located. The fort was built by Maharaja Sawant Bhosle, and captured
by the Portuguese Viceroy Dom Pedro Miguel de Almeida in 1764.
After capture by the Portuguese, the damaged fort was rebuilt.
The Terekhol Fort Goa now houses a heritage hotel. The fort
has a church dedicated to St. Anthony in the premises. It is
more than a century old. The church is closed to the general
public. It does open occasionally for certain festivals and
One of the best things about exploring the Terekhol Fort Goa
is the breathtaking view from the ramparts. The sea stretches
for miles, and the bushes far below sway gently in the breeze.
Once you are through exploring the fort, you can have a picnic
on the beach. Enjoy a ferry ride from Terekhol to Querim along
the river. Tour the nearby town of Mapusa, famous for its weekly
bazaar held every Friday. Shop for sausages, fish, pheni, and
jaggery at the bazaar.
Terekhol Fort Goa is a must visit on tours to Goa if you are
keen on history and architecture. India Profile offers bookings
for tours to Terekhol Fort Goa. We also help you book into hotels
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