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Champakali is two homes on a hill by the river in Old Goa.

We combine the comforts of a plush home with the lush beauty of the Mandovi river delta. Our principle is generosity: the warm giving-ness of the Goan landscape and the fresh openness of a champa flower.

We’re deep in the heart of Old Goa. We’ve gone inland and opened up our doors and windows to the great outdoors. Our bedrooms sometimes feel like tree houses - with really comfortable beds.

Here on the hill, you’ll hear the river, the calls of birds and the rustle of wind through tall teaks. The Basilica is walking distance; there's a Goan bakery down the street. Our pool is warm and blue; our big old banyan has a natural seat. Step off the patio: there’s crabgrass to cushion your feet.


Our two villas are called Banyan and Teak. We love them both equally: one’s just closer to the banyan tree. That, and the floors are different.

Each villa has three bedrooms, with bathrooms and verandahs attached. Every room has a unique personality, with eclectic, handpicked furniture, linens and art. (They’re all gorgeous. Trust us. You’ll want to try them all.)

Both homes have beautiful common spaces — patios with easy chairs, courtyards with lily ponds, covered gazebos with fans, and living rooms that open up on three sides — where you can read, paint, contemplate, have a long meal or a leisurely tea, all while enjoying the feeling of being outdoors.


Good news: there are no fixed breakfast hours. We’ll serve it early if you want to walk down to the Basilica of Bom Jesus before the heat hits, late if you had a long night.

The coffee is single-origin from the best South Indian plantations. The tea is loose-leaf and diverse. The poi is bought fresh every day from a bakery down the street — it’s better than sliced bread.

If you would like to have lunch or dinner, let us know by the morning of the same day. Our in-house chef will make you a delicious Indian or Continental meal.

And if you’d like to mind your own business, our pantry is stocked and open to you at all hours. Wander in for a piece of fruit, a sandwich, a biscuit while your tea’s brewing. Make yourself at home.

A five-minute walk from Champakali is the iconic Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount. Fifteen minutes in the other direction are all the highlights of historic colonial Goa, including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, and the churches of Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Augustine. Take a good guide, or a good guidebook: there’s a ton of history around.

Short taxi and ferry rides away on the Mandovi river are the Divar and Chorao islands, ideal for long walks or bicycle rides. Birdwatchers will enjoy the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary on Chorao, still off the beaten path.

20 minutes in a taxi gets you to a beach. 45 gets you to the thick of North Goa’s nightlife. An hour and a half gets you to South Goa, intensely local, less overrun. For everything else: Panjim is a 15-minute cab ride away.

Champakali lives on two acres of farm-orchard land. We’ve landscaped just enough that you can walk around freely, but not so much you feel you’re on a golf course. Think of it as a soft landing into Goa’s lush landscape.

There’s a pool to take the edge off the afternoon heat, with plenty of sun and shade around it for tanners and burners.

Readers are in luck: our little library is eclectic and personal. But good luck figuring out where to sit. There are verandahs and gazebos, couches and deck chairs — even banyan branches — to choose from.


villa rates*

season from to price(INR) per night per villa
Low 01st May 2017 30th Sept 2017 18,000
High 01st Oct 2017 30th April 2018 30,000
Peak 20th Dec 2017 10th Jan 2018 40,000
  • We require a minimum of 3 nights for each booking
  • This includes:
    • Breakfast
    • Daily housekeeping
    • One car pick up and drop per booking
  • This does not include:
    • Additional meals
    • Government taxes
* Please email us for individual room rates (subject to availability): Banyan Villa: Mayna room, Mor room, Bullbull room and Teak Villa : Tota room, Kauwa room, Kabootar room.

Question? Comments? Send them to us.

Front Desk:  +91-9850464325

For Reservation: +91-124-4062480/81

Email :

Address: Champakali, C/o Terreno Oiteral Pvt. Ltd., H.No.D-69/4/5, After Gandhi Circle, Before Church of Our Lady of Mount, Ella, Old Goa, Goa-403402


  • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your holiday due to reasons beyond our control, all efforts will be made by us to arrange alternative accommodation. If despite our efforts a similar, alternate place is not available, we will refund all the monies advanced to us. The above offer will not apply in cases where the cancellation is the consequence of non payment of any part of the cost of the accommodation.
  • If the cancellation or any loss or damage occurs due to natural calamities, strikes, industrial disputes, war, government actions etc or if there is any loss including erratic water and electricity supply or damages caused on account of the above, we shall not be made liable.
  • We shall not be made liable for any accidents at the pool or at the beach or due to any slip or fall. Cycling or Walking in and around Champakali.
  • As regards the documentation for visa, stay and travel in Goa and currency regulations in India, you are advised to contact your travel agents for up to date information.
  • All disputes shall be filed in the competent court having jurisdiction over Ella village, Old Goa, India.
  • Arrival & departure timings: To facilitate a smooth and comfortable transition for the arrival and departure of our guests, we have fixed the arrival and departure timings as : 02:00PM arrival and 11 AM departure.
    • If these times cause you difficulty, please advice us at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee any changes can be made after the booking. Check-in and check-out times may be flexible to suit your travel plans but this depends on other guests checking-out on the day of your arrival and other guests checking-in on the day of your departure. Please ask us before confirming your travel arrangements.
    • For arrivals at the villa before 08:00 the booking must be made and held from the night before. For morning check-in after 08:00 there may be an additional charge which is determined by the check-in time.
  • Holiday accommodation is booked exclusively for persons named in the booking forms.
  • Please ensure to return all keys and remote controls for appliances that belong to the villa before your departure. A replacement value of the lost and/ or damaged items will be charged.
  • Breakages: All breakages or damages to the accommodation must be reported immediately; these must be refunded locally. We also reserve the right to charge for damage or breakages not reported and discovered after departure.


Reservation can be confirmed by making a 50% advance payment non refundable.Any cancellation or modification made to the reservation will be subject to a cancellation fee, charged as an off-line payment from your credit card, as per the details you have provided.

  • If you cancel or modify after confirmation, the 50% paid to confirm bookings will be charged, between 30 to 15 days prior to arrival.
  • In case of cancellation or modification before 15- 4 Days prior to arrival, 70% of the value of the room/s booked will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  • Less than 3 days prior to arrival or in case of no-show, 100% of the value of the room/s will be charged as a cancellation fee.
  • During the high season 100% advance is chargeable, if cancellation is made 60 days prior to arrival.

To make a reservation, please get in touch!