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Terekhol Fort In Goa

The grand Terekhol fort in Goa stands guard on the bank of the river Terekhol, which also gives the fort its name. It was built by the king of Sawanwadi. This fort was eyed by the Portuguese, especially the then viceroy Dom Pedro De Almeida in 1746. The Portuguese preferred to rebuild the fort and also established a church in the vicinity.

This fort was seeped in history owning to the armed revolt between the first viceroy of Goa and the stubborn Portuguese forces. The consequence of this was the rise in importance of the Terekhol fort for the Portuguese, who also considered it as a key fort for the defense of Goa. Currently, the fort still guards the river even as it overlooks the ocean. However, the fort has very little to guard in its tranquil surroundings and peaceful environment.

It houses a heritage hotel and invites tourists from far and wide who are drawn to this magnificent fort because of its great architectural style and the priceless view of the ocean.The Terekhol fort in Goa is very well known its glorious history and legends of its past. It’s architectural style throws light on the battles of the past as well as its surviving ability. This fort is also a major tourist attraction and attracts visitors from far and wide. The fort is also famous for its scenic atmosphere and can be best described as an important landmark of Goa.

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