Overview
Trail Overview

The Origin of Bread Making

Nestled in the scenic landscapes of Goa, the village of Majorda with its timeless charm offers a glimpse into the unhurried pace of village life that captures the essence of Goa's cultural richness. Walk into the rustic settings of a Goan bakery to experience a baking session in progress. Goa’s culinary is a tell tale. It’s a mix of many different cultures, pao making is one of the art bought to Goa by Portuguese and now it rests at the core of Goa’s culinary scene. Majorda is the place where the Goans were first trained in the art bread making. 

Take a deep breath and let the aroma of bread, and burning wood fill up your senses. Then make way for freshly-baked bread hot out of the oven. Watch the steam rise as you break a piece of the piping hot pao and take in the sweet smell before you bite into the soft, spongy centre that swiftly melts in your mouth. That is what the life of pao is all about.

This experience embraces the intricacies of Pao or bread making in a local rustic bakery. Immerse yourself in an authentic Goan experience as you venture into a traditional mud bakery in Majorda.

Come, be a part of the Pao making experience, and savor the simplicity and authenticity of traditional Goan bread making.

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: 2.5-3 Hours

Start Time: 2 PM

Closed On Wednesdays

 

2 Hours 30 Minutes 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 26 Jun, and more Calata, Majorda, Goa
Inclusions/Exclusions
What's on Us and What's on You!

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Tour
  • All entry fees and Permissions
  • Snacks 
  • Soul Traveling Goodies
  • Bakery visit

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses 
  • Insurance 
  • Bottled Water
  • Transport
Highlights
What makes this tour special

-Understanding the concept of Baking bread and the importance of the Goan Poder
-Decoding the history behind Pao and how it reached Goa.
-Hands on experience in Poi making
-Witnessing the baking of poi (bread)
-Visiting Local Majorda Cargo Railway Station
-Making your own Panino from a Poi by giving pao an Italian Twist

Itinerary

-Welcome guests at Majorda, at the start location
-A basic brief of the experience and the village of Majorda
-Visit the Majorda Railway Station and understanding how baking pao took root here
-Visit the bakery and get introduced to the baker and owner
-Seeing and experiencing the art of making poi, a hands-on experience
-Baking the poi in the food-fired oven
-Collecting the baked poi and going to a restaurant
-Innovating poi-sandwich combinations, making a panino using different condiments, toppings and stuffing!

FAQs

FAQs About Pao Making

 

Can you share more information about the itinerary?

The schedule includes a greeting and brief history of Majorda, a visit to the railway station, a meeting with the baker, hands-on pao making, baking in a wood-fired oven, collecting the baked pao, and experimenting with poi-sandwich combinations.

Is transportation included as part of the experience?

Soul Travelling does not provide transportation services. Participants are encouraged to have their own transportation for the full trip.

How is the baking session carried out during the Life of Pao experience?

The baking session takes place at a traditional mud bakery in Majorda, where participants have hands-on experience making and baking pao under the instruction of a competent baker.

How is the baking session carried out during the Life of Pao experience?

The baking session takes place at a traditional mud bakery in Majorda, where participants have hands-on experience making and baking pao under the instruction of a competent baker.

What makes Majorda a suitable place to try pao making?

Majorda is known as the region where Goans were originally taught the technique of bread making, therefore it's an excellent spot to learn about the traditional pao-making method.

Can participants personalize their pao with different toppings or fillings throughout the experience?

Participants can experiment with different condiments, toppings, and stuffings to create individual Panino from freshly baked pao, giving their culinary creations an Italian flavor.

What is the cancellation policy for the bread making experience?

Following is the cancellation policy for the bread making experience:

  • Cancellations made 24 hours prior to the tour start time will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24 to 12 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 12 hours before the tour start time.

This policy ensures flexibility for cancellations while maintaining fairness for travelers and Soul Travelling.

 

Meeting Point
Directions
Da Tita by Magic Italy - Authentic Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Majorda, Goa, India View on Map
Country
India
Food Tours
Baking