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Goa Chitra Museum is based in the former Portuguese colony of Goa. It is grounded on the coastal Goan village of Benaulim. It is run by the artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes. Goa Chitra's collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts, and palanquins from different points of the past. It also displays an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice in coastal areas of western India. Goa Chitra Museum delves into the culture of ancient Goa. Chitra Museum is an exceptional place for rethinking things in everyday life. The structure of the museum blends modern technologies with traditional materials and elements such as wood, stone, doors, windows, pillars, and railings that were salvaged by the designer from more than 300 traditional houses that were being demolished.
The museum itself consists of three separate museums each committed to a piece of history of Goa Chitra, which plans the ethnographic heritage of Goa Chakra which archives the ancient modes of transportation, and Goa Kruti, a culmination of the arts of erstwhile Goa.
Archaeological Survey of India has stated Chitra Museum as the topmost contemporary museum in India.
It is believed that in the Chitra museum, one gets enlightened by the past knowledge of Goa.
It is the best opportunity to learn from the artisans who have so much knowledge in their niche.
You can visit the place anytime. There's no time limit when visiting the museum. The time is between 9 am to 6 pm according to which one can visit the place at a suitable time.
Everyone while traveling to any place concerns regarding transportation and its costs. Three are usually three ways of transportation to reach Goa Chitra Museum. If you are at Goa International Airport it takes 25.5km to reach the museum within 42min.
From Dabolim Airport the distance to Goa Chitra Museum is 24km.
From Madgoan Railway Station the distance is 4km to the museum. One can reach the museum either though a taxi or bus.
After a long tiring day, one feels hungry, and for that, he searches for the best restaurants or cafes. It's all about the quality of food that matters. One need not worry about the price of the cuisine but the taste. There are many restaurants/cafes that are available 24/7 to serve their customers. Hotels like
Beleza By The Beach, Hoel Cosmique, etc provides tasty food to your table at reasonable prices. The charges may normally range from Rs 400 onwards.
Food is something that never fails to mouth water people and if we talk about Goa's food it enhances people's cravings.
Lotus Beach Resort, Baywatch Resort, Hotel Anthurium Circle are few of many restaurants that lie within 2.6km to 4km range. The rooms provided are couple friendly, for family and friends so there's no worry about where to stay. Beleza By The Beach, San Jaao Holiday Homes, Hoel Cosmique, etc is a few of the restaurants that provide excellent food cuisines to satisfy your hunger within your budget. On average they charge around Rs 1500- 7000 per night for the stays.
There's no doubt Goa is expensive but one can always try to avoid disbursing money extravagantly. No matter how rich you are one must always learn to spend wisely. There are several ways how you can save your pocket while traveling.
To eat is important but to eat intelligently is an art and a wise decision to make. You can try to order food only that you think would be enough for you to have. Avoid wasting food.
One can go for ordinary rooms to spend a night at Goa rather than booking expensive hotels.
Try to walk more and save your money than hiring a cab or a bus.
Avoid unnecessary shopping. Try to bargain only when you think the thing is worth bargaining for.
If you are looking to visit a place with its cultural heritage, Goa Chitra Museum is where you should visit. Come and apprehend the hue of Goa.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
There are a lot of things one can do in the Chitra Museum and take part in different activities.