A Walking Tour
Given that these are set in Goan villages or cities, a Walk promises a wealth of nature to let a soul traveler soak it all in. Along with that, it provides a profusion of stories that are steeped in history and interesting anecdotes that focus on life in a village. To top it all, there are also certain experiences that are offered which are unique to villages.
On an average, the trail is completed in 2-2.15 hours, with a total of 1-1.15 hours of walking.
One will find that it is a very enriching and memorable experience. Not only does it provide a break from the rut of city life by taking one close to nature, but it also evokes a sense of belonging to the land.
Rachol Village Walk takes you on a beautiful journey in the village of Rachol, situated on the banks of river Zuari. The lush green fields and the beautiful monuments take your breath away. We explore the remains of what was a fortress in days gone by, and visit the Rachol Seminary , learning about this glorious monument and the people who developed it. We are then greeted with the smell of freshly baked bread, and discover the process behind this when we visit a local bakery. Stories about Our Lady Of Snows, the oldest church of South Goa, are also included in this visit. The walk is for tourists as well as locals.
Panjim, the capital of Goa is known for its Indo Portuguese styled commercial architecture that was one of the first to be established when the capital was moved. One beautiful little section that was built during the making was Fontainhas also called the Latin Quarter of Panjim. From the times of tobacco trade to the minting of coins and the final administrative center of the Portuguese, Panjim has seen it all. With a special focus on the Fontainhas area, we discover the Making of Panaji. We learn how ‘Nova Goa’ developed as the new capital city after Old Goa crumbled down with the disease. We listen to stories about The Adilshah Palace, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, St Sebastian Chapel, the narrow lanes bearing hallmarks of the long Portuguese regime in Goa. In addition, we will visit one of the first houses in this area and join the owner as he shows you around. This trail is for locals as well as tourists. Let Panjim give you an experience of Goa that will seem like a whole new world altogether.
Goa has long been known for its churches and beaches. Primarily the monumental churches of Old Goa are visited leaving behind several others which are equally beautiful and rich in heritage. Carefully hidden behind the walls of these majestic monuments are mysteries that have been discovered only recently during the restoration. These astounding works of art on the walls of these monumental buildings could have been inspired by the Hindu Temples along the Konkan Coast. The ancient art of KAAVI made with a paste of soil and charcoal filled into an etched design will keep you wondering how one could possess such an intricate skill with magnificent results. Learn about how this beautiful art form has barely survived to tell its tale today. In addition, the colorful murals, rich blue stucco plaster work and also the rustic remains of one of the biggest churches to be built in Goa. This trail also touches upon the recent restorations and discoveries right from hidden forms of art to the bones of a Georgian Queen in some of the churches. The trail is for locals as well as tourists.
Set on the outskirts of modern-day Margao, Comba is famous some well-known temples and educational institutions. Lose yourself in the hidden lanes of Comba with The Untold Mysteries of Comba organized by Soul Travelling. You will be taken on a medium-paced walk for 2 hours with an average of 10-15 stops at regular intervals. Cover the important landmarks and monuments of the area, talk about their history, cultural significance, and other trivia. Also, have lively discussions with locals and conduct visits of architecturally-rich homes, some of which date over 250+ years. End the walk with a local snack and a group picture. The walk is for tourists as well as locals :)
The cultural capital of Goa, Margao is known for its rich cultural history and historic architectural landmarks that attract hordes of tourists every year. The Making of Margao tries to explore this bustling city – with a focus on local stories and unknown trivia. Start with the historic 450+ years old Holy Spirit Church, established in 1564. The discussion about the infamous Margao Massacre of 1890 takes place here, with some marks that stand witness to the happening of that day. .You will then take a journey of how the city was established – from Old Municipality (1770) and Market to the stories of the new one (1905). We Cover all the important structures of this city, including a structure that hosted one of the greatest thinkers of the modern era. The special attraction for this trail is the Holy Spirit Church and the suburb of Comba. The walk is for tourists as well as locals :)
Saligao is one of the most beautiful villages you will come across in Goa. From the Gothic Mãe de Deus Parish Church built in 1873 to the Indo-Portuguese houses , Saligao has created a niche for itself. This trail explores the beauty of this picturesque village. It also includes a short visit to Museum of Goa ( MOG ). Dr. Subodh Kerkar gave up a thriving practice in medicine to spend more time and energy on art, when he realised that his love for art far exceeded that for medicine. He went on to become the Founding Director of the Museum of Goa (MOG) and has exhibited widely in India and abroad in galleries and in museums. He takes us on a serene journey in the beautiful village of Saligao, with amazing insights.
Vasco-da-Gama is a city of many faces - and it never fails to surprise you. Try to uncover all the hidden stories and secrets of this gem with The Vasco City Walk by Soul Travelling. "You will be taken on a medium-paced walk for 2 hours with an average of 10-15 stops at regular intervals. In these stops, cover the important landmarks and monuments of the area, talk about their history, cultural significance, and other trivia. Also munch on some local snacks! " " The walk is for tourists as well as locals
Experience is a great teacher, and here we do it with the best - people who have been a part of this place since as long as they can remember! They have carved out a niche for themselves in their respective fields. These experts come around to show you their backyards :) This trail is for locals as well as tourists and includes snacks.
There is more to Goa than the golden dunes we wish to flock at to dip our feet in the cool waters of the sea. One of the roads not take by tourists goes to the mangroves behind the Pontes de Linhares causeway on the outskirts of Panjim, where on a wide stretch rise dunes of white, the very thing that brings taste to our lives - salt pans. Our trail through these salt pans takes us through its stories, guided by Tallulah D'Silva, an architect who's fascinated by the architecture of nature, and her reservoir of the knowledge of Goa's ecology and biodiversity is never empty.