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Houses of Goa Chandor


Chandor or Chandrapur of the ancient days swells with stories that we still can discover. Heritage homes have their own to narrate through the beloved artefacts handed down the centuries, while old village legends thrive still on the curiosity of strangers and the generations of Chandor village who may have heard them as bedtime stories from a doting grandmother. Be that as it may, Chandor history unravels itself to travellers from the days it served as Hindu Goa’s oldest known First City. A flourishing trading hub it was the centre of attention during the rule of the Bhojas, the Sialaras and the Kadambas, before the advent of the Portuguese. It is believed that it was under the rule of Kadambas, whose first capital was Chandrapur and later Gopakapattana, for the first time in history, Goa took the shape of the political entity. Tales are rife of pitched battles and marching troops with Muhammad Bin Tughluq, a vengeful queen and a cursed village.

Why you will love it

  • Every house of Goa has a story to tell, and we explore the best of them
  • Unearth stories behind imported decorative, furniture and wall art from the descendants of these majestic houses
  • Find out what is so curious about the St Tiago chapel and a festival inherited from ancestors centuries ago
  • The secret of why Chandor was cursed by a queen 

What you will experience

Our visit to the first capital of Goa is full of stories of the Kadamba dynasty, who ruled Goa for 300 years. It is said the time under the Kadamba kings was the First Golden Age of Goa due to enormous wealth. The village is famous for the legend of the Queen's curse that was brought upon the village as a result of the treachery of the warriors of the kingdom. Join us as we take a look at Chandor through its houses. We will be exploring Chandor as it stands today speaking of its rich past and we meet the current generation of the family members of one of the most prestigious heritage homes in the village.

INR 999 per person | 2.5 hours | Art and Architecture

Goa,India | +91 956 093 0445

Images Credit - Soul Travelling

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