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Sacred Trail of Ponda

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Sacred Trail of Ponda

2 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English
history walk

Sacred Trail of Ponda

history walk

Sacred Trail of Ponda

2 reviews
Paused until 14 June. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
6 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transport
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join us in a walk through the city of Ponda, one of the most rich cities in Goa in terms of Heritage, History & Architecture. Ponda has been an important part of Goa's history, being a safe haven for Hindus fleeing persecution by Jesuits and the Portuguese in the 16th Century; It was ruled by the Marathas and the Portuguese for a brief period. However, Ponda continued to have a Hindu majority even during Portuguese rule, hence most of the major Hindu temples in Goa are found in Ponda, which we will be visiting, along with a couple of Masjids. Ponda was known as Antruz Mahal during Portuguese rule. ('Antruz' is the Goan standard dialect of Konkani and Mahal means 'Palace'). We will be visiting several historical temples, caves and a couple of masjids of Ponda where you'll learn all about their history & architecture.

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Your host

Learn more about Puja Mapxencar And Rohan Bandekar

Puja Mapxencar And Rohan Bandekar

I'm a Fashion Designer by profession and my cousin, Rohan, is a Mechanical Engineer. We both belong to one of the Goa's Well Known Heritage family (with Portuguese roots), because of which we have been very inclined towards the Goan History and Heritage. Rohan is really passionate about The History of Goa and I love traveling. Combining our love for heritage and travel we thought together as a team we would be the best in spreading our knowledge. Hence we created 'Walk With History Goa', through which we have curated fun and interesting History/Heritage Trails/ Walks in Goa.

What's included

Food
Vegetarian Thali . Veg Snacks We will eat at a veg restaurant.
Drinks
Water
Transport
Small car or a 12 seater We will take a car or a 12 seater (driven by a designated driver) depending on the group size

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Where you'll be

We meet at Antruz mahal resturant. We will be visiting various temples in Ponda, a couple of masjids and caves of historical importance.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

What to bring

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More tips

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. We'll be visiting temples. Please avoid Shorts & sleeveless clothing Videos not allowed & photography allowed in some places only.
Puja Mapxencar And Rohan Bandekar
Sacred Trail of Ponda
2 reviews
£24/person
2 reviews
£24/person