Trail Overview


Of all the villages we have traversed and marked with our footprints and inquisitiveness, Curdi is by far the most mysterious and beautiful of them all with a story like none other. Curdi perhaps hasn't made its mark on the global map, but for Goa it's a prized jewel, owing to its rich history full of kings and its hallmark sacrifice for the Salaulim Dam, independent Goa's first major project that took shape under liberated Goa's first Chief Minister Dayanand Bandodkar in 1965. Curdi bore the brunt and submerged completely under water, which resulted in the relocation of about 400 villagers. 

The most fascinating part of Curdi's tale though, is its resurfacing that happens every summer from April to June, when the water dries up due to the heat. During this time, the village's residents travel back, back in time to walk through the ruins of the houses they left, to adore their Tulasi and crosses they prayed to. Houses are now ruins and bare walls, however the temple has survived, and with some temporary refurbishments, the villages get together for the festival celebrations and memories of the time gone by. 

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.

Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 4 PM
Trail Duration: 7.5-8 hours 

The Lost Village of Curdi with transport- only on Sundays
Start Time: 7AM
End Time: 6 PM
Trail Duration: 11 hours 

- Pickup Point for Panjim: Heera Petrol Pump by Indian Oil, Panjim

- Pickup Point for Margao:  Arlem Circle Bypass Road towards Gogol, Margao

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

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Trail of the lost village of Curdi
  • Breakfast
  • Authentic Local Lunch at a Kulaghar (spice plantation)
  • Dip in a freshwater stream
  • A seasonal Urrak/Feni Cocktail
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • First Aid / Medical kit

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bottled Water
  • Personal Expenses & Medications
  • Portions Beyond the Inclusions
What makes this tour special

-Reconnecting with the Lost Village of Curdi that remains submerged for 11 months
-Exploring the ruins of the temple and chapel in Curdi
-Authentic Goan Lunch at a local Goan Kulaghar
-Group Introduction while enjoying breakfast in a garden cafe
-Dip in a freshwater stream to beat the heat
-Enjoying a Seasonal Urrak/Feni Cocktail near the dip area


08.30 am - Welcome and introductions at Flames Garden Cafe followed by breakfast
09.00 am - Leave for Curdi
10.00 am - Reach Curdi Village and start with an introduction to the village
10.45 am - Visit some important sites in the mysterious 'Lost Village of Curdi'
11.15 am - Reach Someshwar Temple and uncover the stories behind the ruins
12.00 pm - Leave for Usgalimal to rediscover ancient petroglyphs.
12.45 pm - Enjoy the stream dip along with a seasonal Urrak/Feni Cocktail or a Mocktail
01:15 pm - Leave for an authentic lunch at a Goan Kulaghar
01.45 pm - Enjoy a hearty meal and leave for Chandor

02:30 pm - Leave for Chandor

Meeting Point
Flames Garden Cafe & Plants Nursery, opposite Chandor Club, Villa Formosa, Chandor, Goa, India View on Map