Trail Overview

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 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 Silaharas, 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 the Queens 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.


This trail is for locals and tourists.

3 Hours 27 Jul, 28 Jul, 28 Jul, and more Villa Formosa, Goa
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks / Breakfast
  • All Entry fees and permissions
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • First Aid / Medical kit
  • Drinking Water Filling stations
  • All Entry Fees and Permissions

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any meals/services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Personal Expenses and Medication
  • TO and FRO Transport
What makes this tour special
  • Every house of Goa has a story to tell, and we explore the best of them
  • Unearth stories behind imported decorative, furniture and wall art from the decedents of these majestic houses
  • Our visit to the first capital of Goa is full of stories of the Kadamba dynasty 
  • Find out what is so curious about the St Tiago chapel and a festival inherited from ancestors centuries ago
  • The secret of why Chandor was cursed by a queen 
  •  Investigate the ruins of the City Temple
  • Nossa Senhora De Belem Church

  • Excavation Site

  • St Tiago Chapel

  • Sarah Fernandes Home

  • Braganca Pereira House

Pickup point
Nossa Senhora de Belem Church, Villa Formosa, Chandor, Goa, India View on Map