Goa Heritage Action Group- protecting Goa’s heritage everyday

Goa Heritage Action Group

If one looks on the Internet and reads history books, there is a lot of Goa, the smallest state in India. Goa was known by many names in the past. Ancient texts list some of these names for us. They are Gomanchala, Gopakapattana, Gopakapattam, Gopakapuri, Govapuri, Govem, and Gomantak. Other historical names for Goa are […]

Chandor: A Goan village steeped in history, heritage and culture


South Goa is famed for its beautiful villages that are surrounded by verdant fields that go on as far as the eye can see. Just like the picturesque village of Loutolim, there is another gorgeous village that is steeped in history, heritage and culture. This is the village of Chandor which showcases not just the […]

A few highlights of the Panjim São Tomé/Fontainhas heritage area


A short distance away from the busy crowded Panjim bus stop is an area where time seems to have stopped. The area is called São Tomé/Fontainhas. This is the oldest Latin quarter of Panjim, It has the aura of a Mediterranean city. It is located at the foot of the hills and gets its name […]

Alorna Fort in Pernem taluka to get a new look

Alorna Fort

Goa is a land of many surprises. It’s approximately 105 kilometres of coastline with some of the most beautiful beaches in the country isn’t the only reason that people come to visit. There’s the food, the nightlife and shopping as well to a certain extent. And being so rich in history and heritage, another thing […]

Directorate of Art and Culture, Government of Goa organizes Octave 2017

Octave 2017

The month of November is certainly shaping up to be one that is chockful of events. The inaugural of the 1st edition of Octave 2017, a celebration of North Eastern culture happens today at Ravindra Bhavan in Margao and it goes on until the 12th of November. This cultural extravaganza will present folk arts and […]

‘Escape2Goa’ to host 15 international bloggers

‘Escape2Goa’ an event by social enterprise Leave UR Mark and Goa Tourism Department will host a total of 15 international bloggers in Goa. The event will be held from November 12-22, showcasing Goa’s history, cultural diversity, cuisine, adventure and luxury experiences to the international bloggers. The event is organised to promote Goa on an international […]

INTERVIEW With Sharon Fernandes – Custodio’s Goan Food

Sharon Fernandes

ItsGoa had a chat with a young entrepreneur and home chef Sharon Fernandes. She recently launched her brand Custodio’s Goan Home Cooked which delivers freshly cooked Goan food to the people in Delhi. If you are a foodie you should definitely check out what Sharon Fernandes has to say. “The Goan cuisine that I know has […]