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Campal Heritage Walk

  • PRESENTED BY:

    Make It Happen

  • TYPE OF EXPERIENCE:

    Signature

  • LOCATION:

    Goa

  • PRICE:

    From Rs. 850

  • DURATION:

    2 Hours

  • PHYSICAL INTENSITY:

    Light

  • GROUP SIZE:

    20

  • Art & Design
  • Culture
  • Cycling
  • Drink
  • Educational
  • History
  • Lifestyle
  • Music
  • Nature
  • Outdoors
  • Photography

About the Campal Heritage Walk:

Often excluded from the list of must-see tourist attractions in Goa, the precinct of Campal is truly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. After a devastating epidemic in the mid-18th century, the colonial Portuguese government moved the capital from the old city to Nova Goa (present day Panjim). Built under the dynamic vision of former Viceroy Dom Manuel, the neighborhood of Campal is a stunning example of thoughtful town planning, giving birth to one of the most beautiful localities in the country. Explore the area’s picturesque riverfront promenade, lush gardens and magnificent heritage buildings, and experience the strong sense of community spirit that continues to this day.
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Highlights of the Campal Walking Tour:

  • Trace the history and evolution of Panjim, from a small fishing hamlet to a buzzing state capital. Our Campal heritage walk takes you on a journey through the impressively planned neighborhood – from its gridiron streets to its unique self-sufficient residential homes.
  • Stop by an 18th century chapel with an endearing origin story, and saunter down the riverfront promenade with breathtaking views of the Mandovi river.
  • Explore the iconic Francisco Luis Gomes Garden (also known as the Campal Gardens), and marvel at the exotic flora and vegetation introduced to the region by the Portuguese.
  • Learn about Gomes and other revolutionary thinkers who have shaped the history and ethos of Goa.
  • Visit a charming century-old heritage home that has now been converted into a boutique homestay, and enjoy a refreshing drink and light snack.
  • Soak in a delightful performance by a local musician in a candid and natural setting.
CHOOSE TO GO:
  • Walk led by a knowledgeable local storyteller.
  • A light snack & a refreshing beverage.
  • Visit Indo-Portuguese heritage structures and establishments.
  • Meeting with a renowned Goan musician.
  • This is a walking trail, and we do not use vehicles inside the Campal precinct.
  • Hotel pickups and drops (although this can be arranged at an added cost).
  • Meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner).
  • Sightseeing points that fall outside of the curated route.
  • We do not provide umbrellas, raincoats, hats/caps, face-masks or sanitizers.

  • Please carry your own water bottle. 
  • We recommend wearing comfortable footwear and using sunscreen. 
  • Please also carry your own umbrella/raincoat or cap/hat/sunglasses (as the weather dictates).

Fixed departure experiences are available from Monday to Saturday at 10:30 AM and 04:30 PM. Travellers can also request custom private experiences to be organised at a specified timing between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the walk and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Yes. There is ample parking space in front of the meeting point opposite the Kala Academy Entrance.
While we ideally recommend experiencing the Campal through a walk, we understand that some travellers may have physical limitations. A tour by vehicle can be organised as a special private experience, where we will do our best to ensure that the experience remains as close as possible to the heritage walk.
Yes, photography is permitted in the Campal neighbourhood. However, while doing so travellers must take care not to trespass on private property and respect the privacy of local residents.
No, private home visits are not part of the experience. However, the experience will include a visit to a 100-year-old heritage home now converted into a boutique heritage homestay.
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the heritage walk. However, once the heritage walk has been completed, our storytellers would be happy to recommend local spots for a drink. Alternatively, you can book our Goan Feni & Tapas Experience for a more immersive experience on local Goan cocktails and cuisine.
We will pass by two local stores - Velha Galleria and Teravida - during our heritage walk. Both stores take orders for Azulejo tiles and ship them too.
It is mandatory to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
All Covid-19 safety precautions will be taken by us. Our Storytellers are all double vaccinated, wear face masks, maintain social distance and avoid physical contact. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized by us.
There are a few cafes / restaurants around the meeting point where washrooms can be used with permission form the management.
  • Please follow all standard Covid-19 precautions - such as wearing a face mask and the use of sanitizers.
  • Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • If we cancel the experience due to unavoidable circumstances, then a full refund will be processed.
  • For groups sizes of 15 and above, refund upon cancellation will be provided if cancellation is done 7 days prior to the booking date of the experience.

Our Storytellers

Our experiences are led by passionate, professional, English-speaking local storytellers.

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