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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.

3 Hours Available Everyday at 9 am & 3:30 pm Our lady of Belem Church, Chandor
What makes this tour special
  • We have visits to heritage houses and we go to heritage protected sites which showcases lots of culture from the pre historic portuguese era.
Itinerary

We meet up the Belem Church in the heart of chandor village to start exploring this old capital of
Goa.

Visit Braganza House, built in the 17th century and stretching along one whole side of Chandor’s village square, is the biggest Portuguese mansion of its kind in Goa and the best example of what Goa’s scores of once-grand and glorious mansions have today become.

Pass by an iconic chapel which is symbolic to the fortress Chandor was during the times of Kadamba rule that be witnessed even today.

A visit to this Heritage house predates the times during the Portuguese rule and culture.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • E-Bikes
  • Safety Kit
  • Guided Tour
  • Trained Captain
  • Snacks & Refreshment
  • A Sling bag to carry your belongings   
  • Water bottle
  • Safety Gear
  • First Aid support
  • Back up support in case of technical issue

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Alcoholic beverage
  • 2-wheeler and LMV rentals
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick up or drop off
Pickup point
Chandor Church, Villa Formosa, Chandor, Goa, India View on Map
Travel Tips
  • Please avoid bringing any plastic disposables. And just in case if you happen to carry one, please take it back with you.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, it helps in riding.
  • Carry sunscreen lotion and shades.
  • The starting age to ride the Ebikes is 11+ years. Incase of children below the age of 11 or guest who are uncomfortable riding the Ebikes, separate arrangement can be made of Two wheeler on paid basis. Prior Intimation is required to make arrangements.
  • Location
    South Goa Tours