Once known as Chandrapur, Chandor proudly holds the distinction of being the oldest recognized capital of Goa. By taking this tour, transport yourself to the bygone era and engage into a fully fascinating history of Goa as we step into an enchanting journey of exploring the charming village of Chandor. With its remarkable view of Indo-portuguese houses, this place offers unmatched views of the colonial period. As you wander through its narrow streets and observe the vibrant spots and prepare to be enthralled by the legends of ancient dynasties which ruled over the period, listen to stories about curses to the village, and architectural view of the places that have lasted the test of time.

The magnificent Nossa Senhora De Belém Church, a genuine tribute to Goa's rich history, will catch the attention as we approach the charming settlement of Chandor. This magnificent building exudes majesty and architectural splendor, making an impression on everyone who sees it.

However, it's not just the church that will leave you astounded but in the close proximity you will find the Fernandes Heritage, which is an extraordinary mansion intricately woven into the tapestry of history. Visiting its corridors and the rooms filled with vintage furniture and beloved family heirlooms you will be evoked with nostalgia for past times.

The combination of visiting both the church and Fernandes Heritage provides a unique glimpse into both spiritual and secular aspects of life in Chandor. Whether you are an architecture enthusiast or simply curious about Goan culture, this duo is sure to leave an indelible mark on your heart.

The walking tour through Chandor offers not just glimpses into beautiful structures but also insights into Goan history, culture, and way of life. It is an opportunity to connect with both past and present while marveling at how tradition seamlessly blends with modernity here.

Please take note that the tour will start around 9:30 AM and is expected to last approximately 3 to 3.5 hours. Kindly ensure that you arrange for your own transportation to reach the various destinations as transportation is not included in the trip.

3 Hours Available on request

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Tour
  • Snacks / Breakfast
  • All Entry fees and permissions
  • Travelling Goodies
  • Drinking Water Filling stations

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Meals
  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Personal Expenses and Medication
  • Transport
What makes this tour special
  • The First Capital of Goa
  • Curse on the Village
  • Indo Portuguese Houses over 500+ years old
  • The Footprints of the Queen
  • Kadamba Dynasty Temple Ruins
  • River Kushavati

-       Our trip will begin at the Nossa Senhora De Belém Church: This magnificent church, which was built in the 17th century, is covered with gorgeous artwork and detailed carvings that capture the period's architectural design. You will able to explore the spot in more detail and hear facts & myths about this place

-       We will then head towards the Braganca Pererira House which is also known as the Menezes Braganza Pereira house and is about 350 years old. This is the largest mansion in Goa which has the Portuguese style exterior and is the most gorgeous heritage house.

-       Our next stop will be an excavation site which has the remains of the status of Nandi, in this place you can discover more about the area's history and receive further information from our tour guides.

-       Fernandes Heritage Home: This ancestral home offers a glimpse into the lives of Goan nobility from centuries ago. As we wander through its corridors and rooms filled with antique furniture and memorabilia, we can almost hear whispers from generations long gone.

-       St Tiago Chapel - Next on our itinerary is a visit to the St. Tiago Chapel in Chandor, this is an enchanting historic site brimming with intriguing stories.  His Chapel also has a special place in the people's heart.

-       Cottambi Bridge -The Cottombi Bridge, a mesmerizing location that rates among the best places to visit, especially for photography enthusiasts.This scenic setting provides a wonderful opportunity for you to record priceless moments with your camera.

Local Spot for Snacks - To conclude our tour, we will indulge in some delectable snacks from the local spots, savoring the flavors that Goa has to offer and with the best memories of discover houses of Chandor in Goa