Punctuating my trip to India with an experience of staying at Fort Tiracol, it was a little for me the icing on the cake. This hotel is the kind of place that has gone through the dreams of many traveler utopians, the kind of place where imagination has no limits, that would make you think of any legend that has marked the minds of Centuries ago to today … sleeping in a fort that has gone through the ages, in the middle of nowhere, almost cut off from the world, is probably that, the true definition of luxury ….
There are these kind of hotels that give you lots of thrills as soon as you walk through the front door. Fort Tiracol is known as the Cultural Heritage Jewel of the Goa region of India and is undoubtedly one of them.
Standing on a sliver of land at Goa’s northern-most tip, where the Arabian Sea meets the Tiracol River, this gloriously isolated 16th-century Portuguese fort offers stunning views. The rooms have earthy ochre and white decor, with black marbled cement floors, black-tiled drench showers, fans and rustic furniture. The fort has seven rooms, including two suites, and a small terrace bar and restaurant. Nearby is the deserted Kevi Beach on the opposite side of the river, which provides perfect solitude and peace from the hustle and bustle of the more crowded Goan beaches. Completely off the beaten track, this heritage hotel involves a 2-3 hour journey from the airport by both car and ferry but it totally worth.
Perched high above the banks of the River Tiracol and enjoying stunning visas over Querim beach and on towards the vast Arabian Sea, the Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel is a truly unique property and a welcome addition to our collection.
Originally built in the early 17th century by the Maharaja of Sawantwadi, Khem Sawant Bhinsle, the fort was soon invaded by the Portuguese in 1764 and became an important military bastion for the Portuguese colony. Today this turreted fortress has been beautifully converted into a heritage hotel where guests can stay within the historic walls and ponder the turbulent times gone by.
The hotel itself has an intimate feel with just seven guest rooms, all unique in size and décor. Elegantly decorated with colonial antiques and soft furnishings to enhance the character of the building, they are well equipped with modern conveniences.
With a stunning position, Tavern, the hotel’s restaurant, serves delicious cuisine and affords a spectacular outlook over the palm-fringed shores below.
The Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel is a great choice for those wishing to discover the state’s rich colonial past as part of a multi-centre holiday.
Extrordinary and unique Rooms offer
With its limited number of rooms, the hotel offers an intimacy that befits its size. The interiors are both contemporary yet in keeping with the monumental structure. Dramatic and homely in turns, Tiracol is unique. Eighteenth century iron balustrades, built to keep people out, now offer protection on the upper verandah where long ceramic water jars painted black strike a contrast with cascading bougainvillea and whitewashed walls
Please notice that Fort Tiracol Hotel being a heritage property does not have a swimming pool, but has easy access to the beach as well as large common area sun decks overlooking the ocean, and we can say that it’s a part of the charm of an authentic Goan property. Authentic luxury, maybe that’s what people are looking for nowadays.
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