While Fort Tiracol was under the command of Maharaja Khem Sawant Bhonsle, it was a strategically built fort with defensive and attacking weaponry. Later, when it was captured by the Portuguese, it was equipped with a barrack, a chapel and 12 guns. The conquering general, de Almeida built a church within the fort premises out of the Portuguese custom. Though this church was originally devoted to the Holy Trinity but eventually it became the church of St. Anthony. In today’s time, this historical Fort Tiracol has been renewed as an exotic boutique hotel.