Campal Heritage Walk

Explore some of the prettiest parts of Panjim laid out by the dynamic Portuguese Viceroy Dom Manuel de Portugal e Castro between 1827-35.


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Explore the planned city of Panjim in our Campal Heritage Walk

Unlike other areas of Panaji, the Campal heritage area is unique in its nature and characteristics. The street pattern consists of a grid iron pattern and only residential houses fully self-sufficient in their needs and demands. The heritage area of Campal was laid out by the dynamic Portuguese Viceroy Dom Manuel de Portugal e Castro between 1827-35.


  • Interact with an English speaking friendly local presenter.
  • Understanding how Panjim grew to be arguably the prettiest state capital in India.
  • Refreshing drink in a heritage property.
  • Discover the evolution of Panjim, from a fishing hamlet to a capital city.
  • Get to know more about some of the revolutionary thinkers that have shaped Goa’s ethos.
  • Get insights on how natural beauty can still be part of a modern city
The walk starts inside the Kala Academy grounds by the main entrance. We highlight the work of the world famous architect Charles Correa, and also the fine trees planted in this part of the city.We walk through to the river to the lighthouse to see the Reis Magos Fort from across the river.

We then walk along the river through the gardens while explaining the history of Goa and Panjim and cross the road to the Maquinez Palace and the old GMC.

We then come to the beginning of the St Inez Creek where we talk about the story of how Panjim was reclaimed from marshland and the present state of the creek.

We then enter the streets of Campal and highlight the architectural aesthetics of some of the houses.

We then make our way back to Kala Academy, making a stop to highlight the Military Hospital.

Closest Airport: Dabolim AirportClosest Railway Station: Thivim Train Station which is 15 km away from Fontainhas.

Bus : In Panjim where 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 Panjim.

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.
– 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.

– Local English-speaking guide
– A Refreshing Drink.
– Visit to a heritage building in Campal

– Hotel pickup and drop-off
– Additional food and drinks

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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