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“A night to remember”
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Cholta Cholta
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Owner description: Cholta Cholta, meaning ‘whilst walking’ in Konkani, the local language of Goa, allows you to explore and experience Panjim city and its surroundings in a meaningful way. Walking tours enable the visitor to touch base with local life and have close up views and stories shared.Panjim is made for walking. It is a city of small streets, alley ways and remarkable history couched in old buildings and forgotten structures. Panjim cannot be explored by car or bus. You must cholta when in Panjim.Our walking tours are designed to provide the visitor with first hand experiences and in-depth understanding. Tours are themed and scheduled ahead of time.Cholta tours end with breakfast at a local restaurant to experience the true flavour of a Goan morning. All tours are conducted in English and are led by local experts who support walking and learning. Tours are typically timed to last around 2 hours.Fee: Rs. 500/- per person
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had a very lovely experience with the Cholta Cholta walk titled 'Of Night and Crossings'. The Commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panjim, Sanjit Rodrigues, led us on a fascinating tour of a part of old Panjim at night. In talking about aspects of the city along the walk, he wore so many hats -- as Commissioner, as resident, as nature-lover, as heritage enthusiast, as history buff -- that we were immersed in every aspect. Can't think of a better way to get to know a city, whether you're a resident or a first-time visitor.

1  Thank anniesen
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

An informative, interesting and wonderful walk at night through the streets of Panjim, led by Panaji's very knowledgeable Commissioner, Sanjit Rodrigues. I loved the way he wove together info about the history, culture, flora and social ethos of the places we walked through. We even came to know about some family history of some old families of Goa! Hats off to Bookworm for the star-lit walk. It's also a fantastic way for citizens to meet and interact with one's city's administrators. The walk ended with yummy food!!

Thank Anjali S
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Love these guys for doing the walks. Its been a great experience for me, even as a local.
I always seek out such walks when i travel to other places, so its great that visitors to Goa have Cholta Cholta available to them.

Looking forward to the next one, a Panaji night walk led by the City's commissioner.

1  Thank vmiki5goa
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Cholta Cholta walk was delightful ! Not only was it great to walk around old Panjim without getting knocked over by traffic(started at 8 am) but the quiet allowed one to get the feeling of what it must have been like at that time as told to us by our enthusiastic guide. It was a walk through time with the emergence and growth of Panjim as a trading zone and a city.The narration also included the architecture and changes in the structures as the city evolved.
As another participant mentioned - the stories of some of the old houses we crossed, made it for him a living structure rather than an old pile of stones. It ended with a scrumptious breakfast at Cafe Tato. A lovely way to experience the city...

Thank airaPanjimgoa
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

A Great Heritage walk with a passionate and knowledgeable gentleman sharing Goan history through his personal experiences. Started sharp at 8 am through the narrow lanes in fontainhas and ended with a lovely goan breakfast at Café Tato’s. Noticed some of the most amazing structure build during the Portuguese era. Will definitely be back for more.
Nirupam

Thank NirupamPanjim
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