Bonderam Festival is celebrated on Divar Island every year in the month of August. The Island is a very beautiful place to visit during the monsoons and on the day of the festival. "Bonderam" has been derived from the Portuguese word "Bandeira" which means flags. The flags that you will see during this festival have a very interesting story and during the Portuguese time had a significant part to play.
Disputes used to arise amongst the villagers of Divar due to land and property. To solve these issues the Portuguese introduced the flag system that demarcated the areas of each respective village. Sometimes the rival communities would knock off eachothers flags which you will get to witness during the parade as well.
During this experience you get to connect with the local community and celebrate the festival along with them. We also go on a walk with the locals where you try some homemade authentic Goan sweets and snacks.
Over the years, this festival has been becoming more and more commercial and in order to showcase how it was celebrated earlier and to maintain its authenticity we have curated an experience by closely working with the community.
Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport would be required between the different points in the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by for the whole trail. Transport is not provided by Soul Travelling.
Trail Duration: 6 Hours
Start Time: 10 AM
What is included in the tour
Authentic Goan Lunch
Soul Travelling Goodies
What is NOT included in the tour
Travel & Transport
Personal Expenses and Medication
Bottled Drinking Water
- Additional time beyond the standard duration.
- Witness a unique festival celebrated on an Island
- Visit one of the Oldest Church in Goa
- Authentic Goan Lunch
- Connect with the local community
- Participate in some engaging activities
- Feni tasting at a Tavern
- Meet at the Ferry Point
- Our Lady of Piety Church and brief history about the island
- Feni Tasting at a Tavern integrated with a fun game
- Lunch with the locals
- Stories about the festival
- Participate in the festival walk