The Goan houses have their own charm - People have often misrepresented the architecture as being Portuguese architecture - but there is so much more to Goa than that. 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 breakfast. Lunch will take place at one of the houses being visited. Apart from the houses, there will be stories about the village - Its 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. Heta is currently the chairperson of Goa Heritage Action Group.
What is included in the tour
- Curated Trail
- Home 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.
- Making Of Ponda
- Visit to prominent Houses in the village
- Visit to Village Temples