Revora is a scenic village situated around 12 km from Mapusa, a hamlet in North Goa. Nestled midst dense foliage is the Alvares home-stay. On arrival, it feels as though you have stepped into a brand new world. Visitors are welcome to green trees, chirping birds, scampering squirrels and the soothing gurgle of a stream that flows by. This stream originates high up in the hills, gathers volume as it descends and finally runs into the Chapora river, on whose banks Revora is situated.
We walked down the country roads and found colorful homes all around. The slow life helped us make friends with Goan family, enjoy their warm hospitality and also eat healthy as well as scrumptious home-cooked meals. This is the perfect place to get away from the crowded shacks and riverside restaurants once in a while.
There are several beaches within the radius of 10 km. But, if sun and sand don't interest you much or if you want to go beyond them this time, visit a lesser-known Dam and a 17th century church. Go on a boat ride with local fishermen. Have lunch by the river. Have dinner under the stars.
Take a long walk at Mapusa market, chat with the vendors about how they make or procure what they sell. Shop for your friends back home before saying Goodbye to Goa.