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Goa - Chitra

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Goa - Chitra

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Museums of South Goa with guide and lunch
US$ 138.47 per adult
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St. John the Baptist Church Road Mondo-Waddo, Benaulim, 403716 India
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The Lost Fortress of Rachol
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The Lost Fortress of Rachol

Rachol Village Walk takes you on a beautiful journey in the village of Rachol, situated on the banks of river Zuari. The lush green fields and the beautiful monuments take your breath away.<br>We explore the remains of what was a fortress in days gone by, and visit the Rachol Seminary , learning about this glorious monument and the people who developed it. We are then greeted with the smell of freshly baked bread, and discover the process behind this when we visit a local bakery. Stories about Our Lady Of Snows, the oldest church of South Goa, are also included in this visit.<br><br>The walk is for tourists as well as locals.
US$ 9.36 per adult
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Peter H wrote a review Mar 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom124 contributions67 helpful votes
Visited as part of an organised tour...a step back into time...so many things collected from many locations giving an insight into the development of Goa. It was a fascinating time...would have liked more..staff were polite & keen to show you the history of the area....it has to be said this man has a passion that is almost to the extreme limited only by the funds they have to preserve artifacts found or donated to his cause....well worth the time to visit & take a peek into the ares history...that would have been lost forever without the efforts of Victor Hugo Gomes....Excellent
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ghoomboom wrote a review Feb 2020
New Delhi, India107 contributions22 helpful votes
This museum in South Goa is a private collection of an individual by the name of Victor Huge Gomez. The entry fee is exorbitantly high as compared to other government museums (Rs 300). A guide takes you through the museum. There are three sections of the museum and all these are exhibition of collection of old artefacts by the owner. The artefacts not only concern the old Goan life but also at other places in India. These are mainly pottery, local tools, household items, horse-carts, palanquins, musical instruments and many other items. One will have to weigh the visit of the museum vis-a-vis the price of the entry ticket. Not many people visit this but one has to make his own call.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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2torontotraveller wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada1,956 contributions570 helpful votes
We visited Goa-Chitra,as part of a shore excursion from our cruise ship that was located in Vasco da Gama. This museum was founded in 2010. It was about an hour's drive to get this museum from our ship as the museum is located in Benaulim. When we arrived the founder, artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes introduced us to the concept and the idea behind this museum. Goa Chitra's collection includes local carriages, carts, pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, furniture and other memorabilia. It also showcases an organic farm which is used to cultivate various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice—all staples of the Goa area. We were shown around the museum by a tour guide. The museum contains also contains a gift shop that sells products made by local artisans. As this museum is based on the personal collection of Victor-Hugo Gomes, and contains over 4000 items, it reminded me of the antique section of farmer's markets in Canada. It was interesting to see the agricultural tools of coastal western India.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Suresh A wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India19 contributions3 helpful votes
This is one of the best personal collections museum I have ever seen. Well conceptualised, creative execution, precise and pertinent and well exhibited with a theme. The guides are also passionate about the place and do a great job. Congrats and salute to Victor Hugo Gomes for this fabulous creation through his own efforts, investment and perseverance. A man with a vision and passion. He is all set to create many more such museums. Best wishes A.V.Suresh ( visited on 18 January 2020)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rajiv R wrote a review Jan 2020
Dallas, Texas15 contributions3 helpful votes
Kudos to Mr. Victor for amassing a private collection of Goan and Indian antiquities. It is obvious it is a labor of love and passion. This is out of the way in South Goa near Colva beach. It is wonderful stop for kids who are a bit older perhaps 8th Class and above who are academically inclined. Don’t take kids below 10. Don’t touch stuff .
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Date of experience: January 2020
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