Nestled in the picturesque hinterland of South Goa you’ll find Chandor - a quiet hamlet where the past and present seem to coexist in perfect harmony. This sleepy village houses an enduring legacy of its former roots as Chandrapur - the glorious capital city of the ancient Kadamba dynasty. Travel back in time and explore the region’s rich history and culture with this heritage trail around charming Chandor!
Discover Chandor’s past as a flourishing kingdom and trading hub to centuries-old dynasties, and discover the intriguing legend of an ancient ‘Queen’s Curse’.
Enjoy an archaeological goldmine of 11th century temple ruins and carefully preserved statues.
Explore a piece of living history as we visit a 500-year-old heritage home that predates the Portuguese era in Goa. Hear intriguing tales of its various past occupants who have contributed to the home’s rich and ever-evolving history, making it the iconic landmark it is today. The home also houses a treasure trove of artifacts that have been collected over the years – including ancient artefacts dating as far back as the Kadamba era.
Visit the mansion of an Indo-Portuguese family who were considered nobility during the colonial Portuguese period.
Soak in the natural beauty of Chandor, as we walk up to a local chapel atop a small hillock and enjoy scenic views along the Kushavati river.
Experience led by a knowledgeable local storyteller.
An introduction to the ancient capital of Chandor and its rich Kadamba heritage.
Entry inside an iconic Indo-Portuguese heritage home, with a tour hosted by the home’s owners.
Visit to the mansion of a former nobleman - with a tour hosted by the mansion’s owners.
Visit all the Kadamba heritage sites in Chandor.
Transport. Travellers will need to bring their own vehicles (cars/two-wheelers) as transport within Chandor will not be provided by us.
Hotel pickups and drops (although this can be arranged at an added cost).
Sightseeing points that fall outside of the curated route.
We do not provide umbrellas, raincoats, hats/caps, face-masks or sanitizers.
Please retain your vehicle throughout the experience as taxis and app-based cabs are not available in Chandor.
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).
Avoid handling ancient artefacts in the heritage home / mansion, as the owners have taken great care to preserve and protect these artifacts over the years.
What time does the experience start?
Fixed departure experiences are available everyday at 10:00am.
How do we reach the meeting point?
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the experience and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There is ample parking space around the meeting point.
Will we explore Chandor by vehicle or by foot?
We will explore Chandor by vehicle - as the sites are quite spread out and this will help us cover more ground in a shorter span of time.
Will the vehicles be provided to us?
No. Travellers will need to use their own vehicles for this experience.
Is photography permitted?
Yes, photography is permitted in the areHowever, while doing so travellers must take care not to trespass on private property and to respect the privacy of our hosts and local residents. Travellers must also take utmost care not to use the ancient artifacts as props for photography.
Will we be entering any heritage houses?
Yes, the experience will include a visit inside an Indo-Portuguese heritage home and the mansion of a former nobleman.
Can we consume beer / other alcoholic drinks during the experience?
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the experience. Alternatively, you can book our Goan Feni & Tapas Experience for a more immersive experience on local Goan cocktails and cuisine.
Do we need to wear face masks?
It is mandatory to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
Are Covid-19 protocols followed during the heritage walk?
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.
Are washrooms available?
There are a few restaurants around the meeting point where washrooms can be used with permission form the management. Washrooms will also be available at the Indo-Portuguese home that we will be visiting.
All our tour presenters and hosts will be wearing a face mask.
We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes.
We will be serving refreshments / meals (if applicable) in places that follow hygiene and sanitary guidelines approved by Make It Happen.
All enclosed spaces will be sanitized.
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.