Flashback – Kartik’s in Sunny Palolem so far and the adventure begins now. To read his other articles on what to explore in Goa, Click here.
When the sun comes out, you are the best judge to decide, whether you douse yourself in oil and layback on a beach bed, or to explore where the curve of the beach takes you to! I loved the hills in the background, and decided to walk along!
I walked along the curve of the beach, and increased my pace by walking along the wetter part of the beach. It’s a good base for your crocs to make you walk a tad faster.
Never Far away from the constant chatter of the boatmen and their plans to get a load of people to see Dolphins.
Given the heat building up, we mid way decided to walk inside the forest in the shade of the trees. The Blue and Green looked lovely.
An Overcast sunset just reinforces the Portuguese image.
Never too late to send folks back home a digital postcard on where you are in Goa, if you happen stare at this.
There’s a little Jesus statue there, and there is a legend that you ask this Jesus statue around moon rise, about Goa’s infamous moon light rave parties, the statues hand will show the direction of the party. This legend was made up by me a few minutes back to wake you up to the fact that such parties don’t exist anymore, due to the crackdown by media and Goa Tourism authorities.
Moving aside to the other side of the fort, as we climb the steps, this brings us to the dining area.
The dining area is what people come here for, to take a panoramic shot with the sea in the background. It’s one of the most stunning places to be enjoying a meal!
The view across your tables of the Goan Mainland and Kerim Beach!
A closer zoomed in view of Kerim Beach from Tiracol Fort.
Kartik Kannan, continues taking you on his Goa trail, and the next destination in the series as we go further north, is the magnificent fort-hotel by the Arabian Sea- Tiracol Fort.
Once you have boarded at the Tiracol Side of the land, you need to find a way to get to Tiracol fort. There are 2 places that the boat can leave you, depending on whether it’s a public boat or a private boat. The private boat leaves you in a slippery part of the land, from which the fort is about 400 metres by walk, and it costs anywhere between 200-300 for 3 people in a boat. The public ferry is free if you’ve come vehicle-less. My suggestion is to bring your 2 wheeler on the ferry, and drive your way back to the fort. This is the best option to commute, else you can take a private taxi/auto and pay 200 Rs for a round trip. 2 kilometres and 10 minutes later a wonderful fort opens up.
The Orange all over welcomes you, and the slender chairs in black against the Orange walls, subtly lets you know the classiness of the place.
As you walk out of the entrance, you see the kitchen on your right and…
….The rooms on your left. The rooms are curiously named after every day of the week. You can book your rooms if you like the place, through Stayzilla.com.
The Fort has this area for a foyer where guests can meet up. It looks very Portuguese in its architecture.