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Terekhol Fort on the bank of the Terekhol River
A ferry crossing Terekhol river near Kiranpani, Aronda

The Terekhol River is a river in western India. In its upper reaches it is known as the Banda River and in the lower reaches as the Terekhol. It forms the boundary between Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state and North Goa district of Goa state for some distance. The Terekhol rises in the environs of the Manohargad in the Western Ghats and flows in a south-westerly direction to meet the Arabian Sea.[1]

Terekhol fort is located on the northern bank of this river in the far north of Goa. The fort has been converted into a tourist hostel, maintained in excellent condition. From Kerim you can cross the Terekhol River by ferry and then it is 2 km to the fort.


  1. ^ "Physical Features and Natural Resources - Relief Features and Drainage". Ratnagiri District Gazetteer. Government of Maharashtra. 1962, e-book edition 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2010.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Coordinates: 15°43′N 73°42′E / 15.717°N 73.700°E / 15.717; 73.700

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Times of India
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:10:46 -0700

Sources said that liquor is also transported to neighbouring Maharashtra through canoes after crossing the Terekhol river to avoid a check by authorities. Sources said that during nights, sand is illegally being transported through the bridge route ...


Tue, 06 Aug 2013 04:08:58 -0700

On record, 59 licenses have been allotted to extract sand along Goa's rivers - five in the Chapora river, 26 in the Mandovi and 28 in the Terekhol river. And how much did the state government officially earn from the entire sand mining industry? In ...
The Week
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 06:15:00 -0800

Serene, pristine. These words can no longer describe the Terekhol river, which flows along the Goa-Maharashtra border. Today, the river is a whirlpool of controversy over the building of a mini-port without environment clearance. The mini-port is being ...
Hindustan Times
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:10:46 -0800

How can a tributary of the Terekhol river be called a nullah,” questioned environmentalist Stalin D from Vanashakti. “The effect of blocking the Dabhil river on downstream villages has also not been documented.” In April, Vanashkati had written to ...
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:30:19 -0700

Mandrem beach is actually part of a continuous stretch of beaches that run for roughly 13km, with the Chapora river as the southern limit, and the Terekhol river that divides Goa from Maharashtra the northern boundary. Starting from Morjim in the south ...
HardNews Magazine
Sun, 04 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0700

The ghats, in which the people of Asniye lead their contented everyday lives, are crucial to the watershed for the entire coastal belt of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra and an integral part of the catchment of the Terekhol river. Just three days ...

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