Chandor Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the dramatic history of Goa dating back to the pre-Portuguese era over 1000 years old.

Starting Point : San Tiago Chappel, Chandor

Duration : 2 hours

Meeting Point:

San Tiago Chapel, Chandor MAP

Difficulty level:

Heritage Homes, History, Architecture


From: 800.00


All day between 9AM and 4PM

Min Age:

5 years


Walking Tour & Car

Prior Registration Requied



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.

– A guided tour by a friendly local guide
– 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.

Fixed Departure: 9:00 am on Saturday

Cost: INR 700 per person

Private: Daily at 9:00 am

Cost: INR 700- 2500 per person (Depending on group size)


Starting Point: Chandor, San Tiago Chapel

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.

– Local English-speaking guide
– Entry to Heritage home

– Hotel pickup and drop-off
– Additional food and drinks
– Souvenirs and items of a personal nature

Social Impact:
– This Tour is organized by Make it Happen, Travel Designers a tour operation company committed towards 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 arts 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.

Traveler Tips:
– 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.


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