the Pousada an English lady exclaimed “This Place has Character!” That
describes this Vintage Hostelry quite Aptly. Located off a Bye Lane, 50
meters from the Panjim Inn, the Pousada is Certainly the Quieter of the
Two and after the Buzz of the Busy Street Outside, the Inside is a
Relative Oasis of Tranquility. A Certain Dignified Serenity and Peace
seems to Prevail.
quite as Old as the Panjim Inn, the Pousada has the Distinction of being
one of the Few Hindu Houses in a Predominantly Catholic Neighborhood. This
Fine Old Mansion, Initially Rebuilt in the 1930’s was the Ancestral Home
of the Well-to-do Ghanekar Family. 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.
Central “Chowk” with its “Tulus” where the Ladies of the Household
Performed their Morning Prayers and “Arti” and the Auspicious Tulsi
Plant has been Nurtured with Love to Bring out the Typical Ambience of a
Gentile Hindu Home of Yesteryears. So also have the 9 bedrooms which
Adjunct the “Chowk”. These are a Mix of Old World Charm and Modernity.
Antique Cupboards, Sturdy Colonial Double Beds and Old Lamps Combine with
Modern Plumbing, Fans and Air Conditioning. Simple IPS Cement Flooring in
Conventional Red Oxide and a Marble mosaic in the Open Areas Render a
Harmonious Blend with the Overall Esthetics.
to a Vintage First Floor Verandah and the Internet Facility, an Aging
Bread Fruit Tree, Stands Erect, its Majestic Foliage and Youthful Shoots
reaching for the Sky.