Chandor Heritage Tour

Immerse yourself in the dramatic history of Goa dating back to the pre-Portuguese era over 1000 years old.

Starting Point : San Tiago Chappel, Chandor

Duration : 2 hours


From: 2,000.00

Prior Registration Requied



Get insights about the history of Goa dating back to the era of empires and dynasties

This tour highlights the kaleidoscope of history to be found in the hinterland of South Goa. Immerse yourself in pre-Portuguese history dating back over 1000 years, when Chandor then known as Chandrapur was a buzzing trade center.


– A narrative by a friendly English speaking host.
– Immerse yourself in the history of Chandor dating back to Kadamba dynasty.
– Visit a heritage homes which predates the Portuguese era and one from the Portuguese era and tour of the house.
– Stop by the temple ruins along the Kushavati river.
– Get insights into the dramatic history that led to the decline of the Kadambas in Goa.

Please Note: It is very important to have your own transport booked for a round trip for Chandor. Mobile App based taxis do not work in Chandor and the area has very poor network and hardly any taxis.


What to expect:

The walk begins at St. Tiago Chapel in Chandor and then leads into sites and ruins of historical importance that date back over 1000 years, followed by the scenic view of the Kushavati River.
We visit a heritage house that predates the Portuguese era and contains interesting artifacts which highlight the Mauriyan and Kadamba era.


Starting Point: Chandor, San Tiago Chapel

Closest Airport: Dabolim Airport.
Closest Railway Station: Madgaon Junction railway station which is 11 km away from Chandor.

Bus : In Margao 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 Margao.

– Local English-speaking guide
– Entry to Heritage home

– Hotel pickup and drop-off
– Additional food and drinks
– Souvenirs and items of a personal nature

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.

Traveler Tips:

– 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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