Tuesday, November 21, 2006

TRIP TO TIRACOL OR TEREKHOL....

Last month we were in Goa for 10 days , we planned a day trip to a place called Tiracol which has a famous fort.
We had decided on this visit to Tiracol ,which has a 16th century fort at the mouth of river Tiracol in the northernmost corner of goa as we had heard that the drive to the place, which would take us about 2 hours, was beautiful . and the ride itself would be enough to fulfill our heart and soul .
And true to what we had heard the drive to Tiracol was wonderful , we started early morning when everything was quite and the sun was just about to rise, the weather at such an hour is just great . As the sun rises you can soak the warm rays and take in the fresh smell of your surroundings.
You could see lush green trees and bushes along the way ,with the morning sun peeping through the branches . The villages were waking up and everything around was so very fresh and clean.



VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE FORT


ROAD TOWARDS THE FORT


FERRY THAT TOOK US ACROSS


SHACK WHERE WE HAD OUR WONDERFUL LUNCH



VIEW FROM THE FERRY

We reached Tiracol and sat on the beach, from where you have to take a ferry to the bank across which takes you to the fort. We had our snacks which we carried from home on the beach and just lazed around watching the water and the average activities of the people around you .
By the time we decided that we should cross over and visit the fort it was around 11.00 am and so we took a ferry across .
On the ferry we enquired about the facilities for lunch available at the fort. We where told that there were small shacks which had local families who cooked home made food for those interested , but they had to be given prior notice .That had us all excited . I think the excitement of eating was much more than the visit to the fort. So on our way up towards the fort we placed an order for our afternoon meal which the family said would take them an hour to prepare . For us any time was ok as long as it was fresh, home cooked goan meal . while chatting with them we got to know that they cater mainly to foreigners, as there were very few Indians, who eat at their place .but they were happy to have us there. They said they would cook the goan Christian type food which is different from our food as we cook the goan Hindu type food at home , so that was a good thing we would be able to taste something different we gave him a go ahead signal .

mackeral Recheiado(fried fish with red masala filling)
mackeral curry





We climbed up a bit to reach the fort , there was nothing much there except for a good scenic view. We relaxed on the lawn outside the fort and waited for the hour to pass.
On reaching the shack we were served some real tasty goan food which we were eating for the first time.

we had

Mackeral Recheiado(fried fish with red masala filling)

fish curry

rice

fish fry

It was a simple but filling meal

we left Tiracol with fond memories of the wonderful lunch that we had.

7 comments:

Mantu said...

dear Mahek,
wow! beautiful pics,I am sure you enjoyed your Lunch in that small shack ,they indeed look mouth-watering ,Mackerale Raiechedo , fish curry ,oh my mouth is watering ....loved this post also..
hugs and smiles
Mantu

Anonymous said...

dear mahek,
My mouth is watering.....yummy
I wish u could give us all the recipes for the wonderful goan recipes u had on your trip to Tiracol along with the snaps.Lovely snaps and beautiful description of the trip.Wish i was there!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi
its yummy food. I would love to eat it.lovely pics too

varsha

brk said...

hi , guess who is this?
i saw ur blog and i really appreciate ur efforts to make such a good site.
keep it up...everything is enjoyable....

Mahek said...

hi
bharti
right?????
thanks for visiting my blog and appreciating it.
I love to go to goa and click some nice pictures and write about it.

Anonymous said...

People who travel and don't see that the wonderful fortress with a gorgeous church are from the portuguese settlement with hundred of years are despictible....

Amit Prabhu said...

Dear Mahek,

Nice blogs. Can you post the exact way to go to Terekhol. We will be going to Goa after Diwali. Plan to go to Terekhol this time. i have gone there when i was a kid do not remember how. We will be going from Mapusa