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Walking Trails in Goa

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WALKING TRAILS IN GOA

We at Travel Adventures Goa in association with Soul Travelling plan to change the way people perceive travel and while doing so break the myth of the notoriously popular concept of what Goa is, and give them some of the most local experiences steeped in history and full of the true Goan flavor. Each or our trail walks feature a different side of local Goan cuisine, culture, heritage, religion and more! Our aim is to teach people the history of this place, more than beaches and party scenes, and to connect them with an experience they will never forget.

 

The Christian Art Trail – Old Goa

There is something more to the churches of Old Goa than meets the eye. From the richly embroidered vestments, chalices, astounding works of art, to the semi-precious stones and more on the walls of these monumental buildings will amaze you. The most unique aspect of this wonderful art is that much of it was in fact created by traditional local artists and artisans. The Museum of Christian Art, Goa is the first of its kind in Asia, it was set up in 1994 in Rachol and relocated to the Convent of St. Monica in the heart of Old Goa, a place steeped in religious history and crowned with many important religious monuments.

Join us on a uniquely different tour of the churches of Santa Monica, Our Lady of Rosary, Church of St Francis of Assisi, the Archiepiscopal Palace, St Catherine and the ruins of St Augustine and listen to these ancient art walls speak.

Area: North Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 03.30 PM

Cost: INR 499 Per Person – Snacks Included

Time: 2.5 Hrs (Approx. 1 km walking)

Meeting Point: Church of our Lady of Rosary, Old Goa

 

The Latin Quarter Trail – Panaji

Colorful buildings, unique art galleries and whitewashed churches… Enjoy a walk through the Old Latin Quarters of Panjim full of art and music while you trace the history of the Portuguese in Goa. With a special focus on Fontainhas ( The Latin Quarter Of Panaji ), we take you on a walk through these beautiful heritage homes, meet the friendly locals, learn about Portuguese culture, the stories of The Adilshah Palace, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, St Sebastian Chapel, explore the Art Galleries and quaint little cafes before heading back to the meeting point. You can also stop by a studio which makes beautiful handcrafted ceramic souvenirs.

Area: North Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 08.00 AM

Cost: INR 499 Per Person – Snacks Included

Time: 2.5 Hrs (Approx. 1.2 kms walking)

Meeting Point: General Post Office, Panjim

 

The Divar Exploration

Stepping off the ferry from Old Goa or San Pedro onto beautiful little riverine Divar Island, you have the distinct feeling of entering the land that time forgot. Surrounded by marshy waters and crisscrossed with sleepy single-lane roads, the island makes for lovely, languid exploration, it’s a serene and seldom-visited place to take in the atmosphere of old-time rural Goa. On the Divar Exploration, we visit the Majestic Peidade Church, and also explore the cave next to it, the Aquaculture ponds and the Bandh-Manaas system dating back centuries, the Candalería copel and Porne Tirth. Our Divar Tour is incomplete without a delicious lunch at a local tavern at an ancestral home on the Island.

Area: North Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 09.00 AM

Cost: INR 999 Per Person – Snacks, Couple of Drinks

Add On’s : Authentic Goan Meal, Transportation, Merchandise

Time: 4.5 – 5 Hrs. (Vehicle Required)

Meeting Point: Ribandar Ferry

 

The Tavern Trail – Panaji

Come every weekend, in Panjim we set off on the Tavern trail. From tiny local bars to riverside bars, we share with you the history behind the pubs or hotels they are housed in, you will learn it all. As you enter happy local faces greet you with raised glasses, the aroma of fresh goan snacks in the air and old songs playing on the radio, there is something about the local bars in goa that brings in a sense of comfort and warmth. You even learn some information on the historic sites in Panjim while you are walking from one pub to another.

Area: North Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 07.00 PM

Cost: INR 1299 Per Person – Per Person – Goan Snacks, Local Drink, Light Meal included

Time: 3 Hrs (Approx 1 kms walking)

Meeting Point: General Post Office, Panjim

 

Secret Food Trail – Panaji

Panjim is famous for its unique Goan Cuisine, the location that has made its way into the hearts of everyone who has ever stepped in here. Our walking food tour in Panjim will bring you the joy of exploring the local corners of Goa and tasting some of the most well known local delicacies. We unearth a specially curated food trail that includes some of the most iconic places for Goan food paired with the local drinks. This trail gives you some of the most astonishing insights about Goan liquor and food with both indigenous and Portuguese influences. The names of the places as well as the dishes are to be disclosed only once you join us 😉

Area: North Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 05.30 PM

Cost: INR 1499   Per Person – Goan Snacks, Local Drink and Light Meal included

Time: 3 Hrs (Approx. 1 km walking)

Meeting Point: General Post Office, Panjim

 

The Three King’s Trail – Cansaulim

THE VILLAGE EXPERIENCE

The three Kings trail is a sneak peek into the picturesque village of Cansaulim. The trail starts with a visit to local market (Tinto) and discussing stories about the legends from the village. We then move to a railway station built by the British, which still carries remembrances of the colonial past, the beautiful St Thomas Church. famous for its water connectivity, the secret behind the same explained. Moving on to our main highlight, the THREE KINGS CHURCH, situated atop a hill with a lovely view legend has it that this place is haunted, explore the church as we tell you about the famous Three Kings Feast culminates at this church and is celebrated only at 3 places in the whole of Goa. Next on our itinerary is the Story of Feni, this local Goan elixr handcrafted to perfection, has a story right from its origins to the generations of people who have safeguarded it; and the mixologists who have created magic with it, take a trip to the feni distillery and let us introduce you to this magical drink. South Goa has some of the best local goan food and bakeries around, we take you to visit a local bakery and try to figure out what goes behind making this beautiful delicacy. Last but not the least, lunch is provided in a scenic setting and is probably the best meal you’ll have for a while.

Area: South Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 09.00 AM

Cost: Rs 999   Per Person – Snacks Included

Add On’s : Authentic Goan Meal, Transportation, Merchandise

Time: 4 Hrs (Vehicle required)

Meeting Point: Arrosim Beach

 

Unmapped Villages of Goa – Rachol / Shiroda

These are some of the best kept secrets of Goa. With Unmapped Villages of Goa, we visit 2 of the best – Rachol and Shiroda.

We explore the remains of what was a fortress in days gone by, and visit the Rachol Seminary, learning about this glorious monument and the people who developed it. After a short ferry ride to cross the river Zuari, we head to Shiroda, a place famous for its ancestral houses and temples. The journey gives us insights into the heritage of Goa. This tour is for locals as well as tourists!

Area: South Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 09.00 AM

Cost: INR 1850 Per Person – Snacks, Meal (Veg / ) Included

Time: 4.5 Hrs

Meeting Point: Rachol Fort Gate

 

The Lost Fortress of Rachol – Rachol

 During the course of its history, Goa has been under the reign of several rulers and has an endless number of forts, the surroundings of these forts are lush and serene, attracting tourists from all around. Most of these structures are in ruins, but they still haven’t lost their charm and splendor.

Rachol fort is positioned to the northeast of Margao, it is known for its architectural delight and scenic beauty, the only thing that stands till date is the gateway which leads to the seminary, the tour takes you to here to Rachol Seminary, a local bakery, across a ferry to the land of Shiroda and tell you stories about Our Lady Of Snows, the oldest church of South Goa, while you sip on hot chai and explore the remaining ruins of the fort.

Area: South Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 08.00 AM

Cost: INR 499 Per Person – Snacks, Tea Included

Time: 2.5 Hrs (Approx 1.3 kms walking)

Meeting Point: Rachol Fort Gate

 

Making of Margao

Margao, a place  known for its rich cultural history, architectural landmarks, and markets that attract hordes of tourists each year. Our whole tour experience is focussed around local stories, legends, showcasing historical landmarks, and a journey of how this beautiful city was established! We cover all the important structures of this city, including a structure that hosted one of the greatest thinkers of the modern era, the colourful local markets and the special attraction for this trail is the Holy Spirit Church and the suburb of Comba.

Area: South Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 04.00 PM

Cost: INR 499 Per Person – Snacks, Tea Included

Time: 2.5 Hrs (Approx 1 kms walking)

Meeting Point: Holy Spirit Church, Margao

 

Houses of Goa – Chandor

South Goa is famed for its beautiful villages that are surrounded by verdant fields that go on as far as the eye can see. Just like the picturesque village of Loutolim, there is another gorgeous village that is steeped in history, heritage and culture. This is the village of Chandor which showcases not just the Portuguese period but also the pre-Portuguese era. Our Tour starts at Nossa Senhora De Belem, the main church in the village of Chandor. Our journey in the first capital of Goa thus begins,

  1. The Braganza Pereira House – The legend goes … When the Portuguese invaded Chandrapur, the then Kadamba ruler, Harihar died in the battle, he was killed since the villagers did not protect him in the battle. His queen committed suicide. However, out of anger, before that, she stamped her foot on a stone outside the temple and declared that from then on, every woman in the village would become a widow. The stone with her footprints is still preserved. The queen’s curse made neighbouring villages stop giving their daughters to the men of Chandrapur and its people fell on hard times.
  2. Vhadle Ghar – A step back in time awaits you at Arah Fernandes Heritage Home, also known as Vhadle Ghar, this beautiful place houses artefacts and secrets dating back centuries, it’s really worth a visit to this place of history, heritage and culture.
  3. The Local Feast – The local Goan food is, undoubtedly, the center of attraction and we make sure you get only the most fresh, tastiest lunch provided in an ancestral home that has been turned into a restaurant or at an Indo-Portuguese house with a local family.

Area: South Goa

Operating Days: Mon – Sun

Preferred Time: 09.00 AM

Cost: INR 999 Per Person – Snacks Included

Add On’s : Authentic Goan Meal, Transportation, Merchandise

Time: 4.5 Hrs. (Vehicle required)

Meeting Point: Belem Church

All our trails are for locals as well as tourists, we welcome all. Head to our website to discover the beauty of Goa and pick the trail that is right for you! With special focus and attention to each and every trail we make sure you not only learn a lot but have fun while doing it! Get ready to be blown away.

 

Faq’s

What can I buy on the Latin Quarters Trail?

The Latin Quaters trail is a walk through the beautiful narrow lanes of fontainhas discovering art, culture and heritage and not a shopping trip. The best way to come on this trail is to grab your camera and walk in, prepared for a sensory assault.

What do I need to carry with me?

Our recommended Backpack essentials are camera, water bottle, medication (if any), comfortable shoes, umbrella and any other items you would require.

Are these trails safe?

As the cliché goes, they are as safe as crossing a road. A lot safer than that, if you ask us. But it doesn’t cost much to keep an eye out for unruly cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and stray cattle. We always do.

Which places will you show us on these trails?

A question we naturally get asked very often. And we always struggle with our answer. Each of our trails vary, each trail is designed to show people a different part of Goan heritage, food and culture, so if you have a checklist of places you definitely want to see and be photographed at while you are in this city, then you may need to do it after the trail is over, on your own time.

What kind of dressing is appropriate?

Dress comfortably and conservatively. What does that mean? In most public places, and especially religious places, it is best to keep your shoulders and legs covered.

What if I have to cancel?

Please read our booking and cancellation policy here.

Where do I report for the trail?

Each trail has a different reporting point. At the time of booking, you will receive a detailed email with the reporting venue information and instructions if any, for the trail.

How much do I have to walk on these ‘trails’?

Most of our trails are easy walks, and none of them are impossibly long. For longer stretches, we always intersperse the walks with other modes of transport. But if you have a walking disability, please do check with us on the appropriateness of a trail for your condition.

Are these trails child friendly?

Our regular city trails can be enjoyed by anyone over 12 years of age. Younger children may not find the content on these trails very relevant or interesting. Toddlers may find the noise and crowds on some trails unsettling.

Can I request a change in the trail time?

If you are taking a private tour, you most certainly can, and we will try our best to accommodate the request if the logistics allow it. But do bear in mind that some places we visit are closed at certain times of the day or on some days of the week. So please check with us on the possibility of the alternative timings before you make other plans.

How much in advance should I book a trail?

Some Trails are totally booked out months in advance and there are some days when we can take bookings for a trail even on the day of the trail. So if you have made up your mind on the trail you want to take and the date you want to take it on, then we suggest you go ahead and book it immediately.

Will some of these places be crowded?

Well, during holidays and specially weekends certain areas in Goa are crowded. So expect to see at least some crowds on the streets, especially the bazaars. Our storytellers will certainly make every possible attempt to keep you comfortable. Unfortunately, they are not trained or authorised to clear crowds.

What is included in the tour?

Each of the items included in our trails vary depending on the distance and cost of the same. For some trails we provided a guided tour, snacks and travelling goodies, for others we provide activities like learning to make Goan local bread, Feni tasting, lunch etc. Please check with our guide while booking your trail.