Most cities are either completely urbanized, or neglected by time. But in the city of Campal, the past and the present thrive side by side. Visit this heritage district for a walk through the most idyllic parts of Panjim. For your first stop, meet your guide at Kala Academy for an educational walk along the works of the famous architect Charles Correa. Marvel at Correa's impressive approach on design, as well as his technique of incorporating nature into the architectural plan of Dayanand Bandodkar Marg. Head next to the Mandovi River for a panoramic view of the Reis Magos Fort, an ancient monument preserved by the Goan government. Move along the route and stumble upon the Maquinez Palace and the old Goa Medical College. After a quick tour of the historical sites, check out St. Inez Creek and learn how it transformed from a marshland into its current state. See more of the grid-lock pattern of the city as your guide explains the architectural aesthetic of the nearby streets. Go on a quick detour of Military Hospital before making your way back to Kala Academy.
On this trip, you will get to see some of India’s most interesting forest bird species as you head to the stunning Socorro Plateau. Here, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities, you will get to immerse yourself in India’s mesmerizing landscapes and observe a variety of bird species in their natural habitat. See the bright Black Hooded Orioles, the green Gold Mantled Leaf Birds, the purple-headed Plum Parakeets, the angry looking Jungle Babblers, the savage Blue Tailed Bee Eaters and many more. There will be two stops made at the refreshing Paithona Stream and Pilerne Lake for a chance to spot the cute Pied Kingfishers, colorful Indian Rollers, fierce Marsh Harriers and others. Have your camera ready to make sure you take away not only memories but also real life proof of your exotic experience.