Panjim Pausada Heritage Resort - Goa
Entering the Resort an English lady exclaimed “This
Place has Character and Romance!” That describes this
little Vintage Property Aptly. Located off a Bye Lane, 50
meters from the Resort Panjim Pousada and
the Peoples, the Resort is
Certainly the Quieter of the Three. After the Hustle of the
Busy Street Outside, the Inside is a Relative Oasis of Tranquility.
Dignified Serenity and Peace coupled with a Sense of Mystique,
Romance and Nostalgia for Better days gone by.
The Central “Chowk” with its “Tulus”
where the Ladies of the Household Performed their Morning
Prayers and “Arti” and the Auspicious Tulsi Plant
have been Nurtured with Love to Bring out the Typical Ambience
of a Gentile Hindu Mansion of Yesteryears. So also have the
9 bedrooms which Adjunct the “Chowk”. These are
a Mix of Old World Elegance and Modernity. Antique Cupboards,
Rose and teak wood four Poster Beds and Old Lamps Combine
with Modern Plumbing, Fans and Air Conditioning,Cable TV and
Electronic Safes. Granite and China mosaic flooring in a Harmonious
Blend help kinder this old Colonial Mansion with an aura of
romance and history.
Not quite as
Old as the Panjim Inn, the Resort has the
Distinction of being one of the Few Hindu Houses in a Predominantly
Catholic Neighborhood. This Fine Old Colonial Mansion, Initially
Rebuilt in the 1930’s was the Ancestral Home of the
Well-to-do Ghanekar Family and embodied all the requirements
of a fine Hindu Home of the Colonial era. It was here that
the Ghanekar Clan would Gather on Festive Occasions like Weddings
and the Annual Ganesh Festival which is Special to the Goan
Hindu. It was also here that the Family would congregate and
comfort each other to mourn the loss of a dear one.