Lying on the northern tip of the town, Tiracol fort offers marvelous view of the Tiracol River. Constructed in 17th century under the supervision of Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, the then maharaja of Sawantwadi, this fort originally consists of a chapel, a barrack and 12 guns. This fortress was constructed to protect and monitor the traffic near the shore.
Having undergone extensive renovation, this fort remained in the possession of Portuguese till the year 1961. This fortress was at a significant location where various freedom fights were demonstrated as the Tiracol Fort was used as a base during the days of freedom struggle.
However this fortress has now been converted into a heritage hotel known as “The Fort Tiracol Heritage”. The in-house church remains closed for the general public, except on some fixed days when some festivals are celebrated. A visit to this heritage fortress is a must.