There's no denying that Goa is a tourist hotspot. People come here for all sorts of reasons, be it to party away the weekend, lounge in the sun, taste the coastal delicacies or to lose themselves in the fascinating charm of Goan architecture.
If you're one of the latter and want to immerse yourself in the culture and the architecture of Goa, walking through old lanes and get mesmerised at colourful sights, this tour has your name written all over it!
Uncover the past with vibrant cultures of Pernem
Goa has a rich history, a past that is as fascinating as it is colourful. The winding lanes Pernem tell the stories of Goa's unique history as the northernmost town and the ‘Gateway to Goa’ from Maharashtra.
The tour, hence becomes a field day and an exciting extravaganza for a history buff!
The walk will begin at the 'Igreja de Sao Jose' chapel that was constructed in 1852. The walk will then proceed towards the Bhagwati Temple, an important cultural centre in town. It will then take you through a narrow market lane, where fresh local produce is brought from the nearby villages. Finally, the walk will conclude at another famous landmark, the Viscount of Pernem High School.
Pernem was under the rule of the Bhonsales of Sawantwadi until it was ceded to the Portuguese. Pernem offers visitors a glimpse of history and a chance to explore the coexistence of various religions. The culture of Pernem is quite different than that of the rest of Goa hence, festivals here are celebrated in a different manner as compared to the rest of the state.
If you are a lover of history and swoon at the sights of old-timey buildings, old settlements and historic landmarks, the tour is something you should definitely be a part of. The best part is, that guided tour is free of cost and you only have to register for the event. So get a pen, a notebook, some comfy shoes, a big hat and get ready to immerse into the rich history of Goa.