Trail Overview

The Goan houses have their own charm - People have often misrepresented the architecture as being Portuguese architecture. Each one of them has a story to tell - the reasons they were built the way they were, the rains they have witnessed and of course , the stories that took place there. We venture on a unique mission with our series on Houses of Goa - to decode these secrets. 

In this trail, we will visit  Prominent houses in the village, and discuss the stories about the house. It will include transport , along with snacks. Authentic local lunch will be provided as well. Apart from the houses, there will be stories about the village - It's Making, Visit to the prominent places and local stories.

The Trail will be led by Heta Pandit :

Heta  has written 8 books on Goan heritage. Some of the titles are Houses of Goa, Master builders of Goa, Dust & Other Short Stories from Goa, Walking in Goa, Walking in Old Goa, Walking with Angels, a book on the churches of Goa. Her autobiography There’s More to Life Than a House in Goa was released at the Sixth Goa Art & Literature Festival. GRINDING STORIES, Songs from Goa (a translation of 26 stories sung over the grinding stone) was released
at the Ninth edition of the Goa Art & Literature Festival in December 2018. 

4 Hours 30 Minutes Available on request Benaulim, Goa
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Curated Trail
  • Transport
  • Snacks
  • Authentic Goan Lunch
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • First Aid Kit

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Any charges for video cameras, still cameras, etc.
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
  • Insurance 
What makes this tour special
  • Making of Benaulim
  • Prominent Houses and Interactions
  • Benaulim Church and St Juze Vaz Story
Pickup point
Benaulim, Goa, India View on Map