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.
Listen to the sound of ladies singing at the grinding stone while nachni nods in the noonday sun. Stories of love for the land and one of the only two temples dedicated to Shri Brahma the lord of creation. Enjoy a rustic meal fit for a king, watch while a man makes brooms, utensils and things and enjoy the history of Goa through thatched hut and moving memories with writer and researcher Heta Pandit.
About 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
- Goan Tribal 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.
- House visit and interaction with families
- Kulaghar Visit
- Feni bhatti
- Visit to the Only Brahma Temple in Goa
- Broom making
- Ovio, Dhavllyo
- Nav Vari Saree Draping
07.30 AM - Departure from Margao and Panjim
09.00 AM - Arrival in Valpoi
09.30 AM - Breakfast
01.30 PM - Lunch
02.30 PM - Departure from Valpoi
The Pickup points are as below :
Margao - KTC Bus Stand, Opposite Paolo Travels ( 07.30 AM )
Map Location : https://goo.gl/maps/8eNKC8nbsrHG3tV27
Panaji - Patto Plaza, Opposite Navtara Hotel ( 07.30 AM )
Map Location : https://goo.gl/maps/1c2F3XdKDHXMxXNE6