Trail Overview

The festival of Mussol Khel is very unique to Chandor. This is probably the only place in the entire world where a festival of this kind takes place. The festival takes place on the First Monday after Carnival begins, and the villagers dress up in their ancestral clothes and symbolise their Khsatriya Ancestry,  After invoking the Spirit of King Harihara, they go around to each house of the village dancing, singing and banging their Mussol on the ground.

For this experience, Soul Travelling takes you behind the scenes of this beautiful festival - meeting participants, exploring the village and singing the Mussol Song. Come, join us and explore this village and this unique festival of Goa.

Please note: This is NOT a walking trail. You would require your own transportation for this experience and it will NOT be provided by Soul Travelling.

Start Time: 6:30pm

Trail Duration: 3 hours

3 Hours Available on request Villa Formosa, Goa
What's on Us and What's on You!

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Trail
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • All Entry Fees and Permissions
  • Goan Snacks
  • First Aid

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals not mentioned in the above inclusions
  • Transportation
  • Any inclusions other than the ones mentioned above.
  • Bottled Water
What makes this tour special
  • The Story of Mussol Khel, and why is it an annual tradition
  • Interacting with generations of local participants 
  • A village tour to understand the local village folklore and stories behind Goa's First Capital
  • A complete celebration of the festival, just like locals do
  • Visiting a Local Mussol participants House
  • Delicious Goan snacks to munch on!


  • Visiting the Chandor Church (Church of Nossa Senhora de Bele)
  • Drive to the Fernandes Family House and decipher the house stories
  • Visiting the Old Shiva Temple Ruins and understanding the Kadamba dynasty heritage
  • Understanding the Mussol Khel Folklore and witnessing it first-hand from the start location
  • Join the villagers in their march towards the St. Tiago Chapel and join in the prayers
  • Proceed for Local Goan food delicacy with a season's First Urrak Cocktail
Pickup point
Church of Nossa Senhora de Belem, Villa Formosa, Chandor, Goa, India View on Map