Overview
Trail Overview

Houses of Goa

Goa was a Portuguese colony for over four centuries during which there was a strong influence of culture, language, tradition and architecture. All over the state, there are beautiful houses which have floor plans and features from what you would observe in Portugal. Most houses have been built with the skill force available locally. Hence each house of Goa is a beauty by itself. The walls have seen centuries worth of stories that have led to making it special for us in the current day. 

We are in the city of Chandrapur which also happens to be the 'Oldest known capital of Goa'! Picture the days gone by where it had armies, fortifications, battles and flourishing trade. Right from the Bhojas to the Kadambas, Chandor was a thriving settlement due to the connectivity that the river Kushavati provided to the travelers. The village is famous for the legend of a queen's curse that was brought upon the village as a result of treachery of the warriors of the kingdom. We will be exploring Chandor as it stands today speaking of its rich past and we meet the current generation of the family members of one of the most prestigious heritage homes in the village. Join us as we take a look at Chandor through its houses.

Note: This is not a walking trail. Transport is required to get between the points in between the trail. We recommend using the same transport that you come by to get between the points in the trail.
Transport not provided by Soul Travelling.

Trail Duration: 3 Hours

Start Time: 9:30 AM

Recommended Add-Ons for the Houses of Goa Trail (Chargeable)

Adinco Feni Tasting Experience @ Rs.750 + GST

(NOT AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS)

Details:

  • Coconut Feni Cocktail on arrival
  • Witnessing the distillation of coconut feni the local authentic way
  • Understanding the bottling and labelling process
  • 3 Coconut Feni Tastings with infusions

 

3 Hours 30 Minutes 18 May, 19 May, 20 May, and more Villa Formosa, Goa
Inclusions/Exclusions
What's on Us and What's on You!

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks / Breakfast
  • All Entry fees and permissions
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • Drinking Water Filling stations

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Personal Expenses and Medication
  • Transport
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • The First Capital of Goa
  • Curse on the Village
  • Indo Portuguese Houses over 500+ years old
  • The Footprints of the Queen
  • Kadamba Dynasty Temple Ruins
  • River Kushavati
Itinerary

 

  • Nossa Senhora De Belem Church

  • Royal House of Bragança Pereira

  • Excavation Site

  • Fernandes Heritage Home

  • St. Tiago Chapel

  • Cottambi Bridge

  • Local Spot for Snacks

(Alternate time 9:30am- slots available depending on availability) 

FAQs

FAQs about Houses of Goa Trail

 

What is the duration of the Houses of Goa trail?

The Houses of Goa trail duration is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.

What is the start time for the trail?

The Houses of Goa trail starts at 9:30 am.

Is transportation provided for the trail?

No, transportation is not provided by Soul Travelling. Participants must arrange their transport to get between the points on the trail.

How do I book the tour?

To reserve the Houses of Goa trail and explore the Portuguese houses of Goa you can call the Soul Travelling team at +919529490245.

What is the cancellation policy for the Goan Portuguese House tour?

Following is the cancellation policy for the Goan Portuguese House tour:

  • 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.

What is the minimum and maximum capacity to join the Houses of Goa tour?

There is no minimum requirement for daily schedules, while the maximum capacity per group ranges from 12 to 15 people.

Meeting Point
Directions
Nossa Senhora de Belem Church, Villa Formosa, Chandor, Goa, India View on Map
Country
India
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Village