BIGFOOT / ANCESTRAL GOA, LOUTOLIM, GOA
We were driving around and wanting to go to Rachol, that we passed Loutolim. We came some awesome places, and we never got to go to Rachol at all. May be some other time.
I had heard about Bigfoot or Ancestral Goa. The reality was better. I always like the daily life of a place shown in 3 dimensional figures and actual objects. It makes it very easy to understand. Bigfoot is one such place, where the life style of Goans as well as the plants and birds natural to Goa are raised here.
My area of interest is to understand how people lived and what they did for a living and the tools and implements used in their daily life.
There is adequate parking inside for your vehicles, and there are also benches and shade where we had our breakfast.
Loutolim is not quite hilly, but again it is not quite flat either. The terrain is interesting and they took advantage of the levels, to make a jigsaw of pathways and steps.
Bigfoot also has a legend of Parashuram.
Rain coat / cover is made out of coconut palms gives freedom of movement, light weight and totally made of natural materials. Since coconut trees are native to Goa, the coconut palms are available in abundance.
How salt is made out of drying sea water in the pans is shown here.
Fishermen carrying fishing nets going to the sea?
The famous Goan bewerage, Fenny, made from Cashew fruit. The process is depicted here.
The tourists can sit in this carriage and take photos!
The potters with their wares.
A family is buying Goan sweets.
Traditional Goan catholic house. The residents are in their traditional attire.
There is a shop selling soft drinks, tea and coffee and snacks, which is a great service. There are also a few shops selling clothes and footwear for the tourist!
We enjoyed a couple of hours and learnt a few insights into the traditional Goan way of life.