Get insights about the history of Goa dating back to the era of empires and dynasties.
This tour highlights the kaleidoscope of history to be found in the hinterland of South Goa. Immerse yourself in pre-Portuguese history dating back over 1000 years, when Chandor then known as Chandrapur was a buzzing trade center.
Immerse yourself in the history of Chandor dating back to Mauriyan empire of the 4th century.
Visit a heritage house which predates the Portuguese era.
Stop by the temple ruins along the Kushavati river
Get insights into the dramatic history that led to the decline of the Kadambas in Goa.
What to expect: The walk begins at St. Tiago Chapel in Chandor and then leads into sites and ruins of historical importance that date back over 1000 years, followed by the scenic view of the Kushavati River. We visit a heritage house that predates the Portuguese era and contains interesting artifacts which highlight the Mauriyan and Kadamba era.
Closest Airport: Dabolim Airport. Closest Railway Station: Madgaon Junction railway station which is 11 km away from Chandor. Bus: In Margao major state transport corporation buses operate. In Goa you will find the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) which originates from Goa, Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC), from Maharashtra, and the Karnataka State Road Transport from Karnataka. All the state transport buses, usually begin and terminate at the Kadamba bus stand in Margao.
This Tour is organized by Make it Happen, Travel Designers a tour operation company committed to curating and developing cultural and community-based tours. Make It Happen has collaborated with Goa Heritage Action Group (GHAG), an NGO committed toward preserving the natural and built heritage of Goa. Part proceeds of this tour are donated to GHAG. GHAG supports in providing content and training to guides for this tour. By showcasing local artists and craftsmen we aim to preserve these dying art forms. We will take you to a few recommended stores where you can buy local products. Shopping at these stores helps inject money into the local economy.
Please do not tip our guides (in case you wish to make an additional donation to Goa Heritage Action Group, you can speak to the guide)
Please follow instruction and safety guideline of our guides during the tour.
Be aware of people’s sensitivity to being photographed. Please ask first. Please take permission of the host before photographing inside the houses we visit.
We are committed to a healthier planet. We recommend to carry reusable water bottles and avoid the use of disposable plastic bottles.
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
San Tiago Chappel San Tiago Chappel, Chandor, Goa 403714
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