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OFFBEAT THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH GOA 2020

offbeat things to do in south goa

OFFBEAT PLACES IN SOUTH GOA

Monsoon in India is enchanting. However The best travel blog can be written on best places of tourist interest  in South Goa. South Goa is famous for the Dudhsagar waterfall which is perhaps the most beautiful waterfall in our country. In this article , I am going to share some interesting facts about the  offbeat things to do in South Goa. I will also share the most beautiful destinations worth visiting in South Goa.

offbeat things to do in south goa

Netravali In South Goa

BAMUNBUDO WATERFALL-Gateway to offbeat things to do in south goa

The Bamunbudo waterfall is situated on the way to Netravali in South goa in a rural village called Gaondongrim. This is one of the unique tourist places in Goa. The waterfall is easily accessible by road as it lies directly on the side of the road surrounded by dense forests.

Since I went in the monsoons the waterfall looked more gorgeous than its normal volume. It was due to heavy rains that increased the volume of water in the streams of the mountains which joins to form the waterfall.

The waterfall looks more like plenty of streams sliding along the rocks so it is not vertical like other waterfalls in our country.

offbeat things to do in south goa

 

Bamanbudo waterfall Netravali

BHUPAR WATERFALL-Monsoon paradise  in south goa

There is a small waterfall called Bhupar waterfall that lies near Avem surrounded by dense forest and rice fields. The source of the water is mainly the streams flowing from the mountains due to heavy rainfall in the monsoons. The rice fields and coconut plantations in the mountains of the village Avem and Gaodongrim is an added attraction.

offbeat things to do in south goa

 

Bhupar waterfall South Goa

CABO DE RAMA FORT:- Amazing view to experience in offbeat things to do in South Goa

This  fort in Goa is situated between two beaches which are Cavelossim and Agonda beach. It also has a small beach beneath the fort which can only be accessed by foot. The Portuguese were attracted to this fort mainly due to the excellent view it provided of the entire coastline of Agonda and Cavelossim beach. This helped them to see the approaching enemies from the sea.

The Portuguese renovated the fort after they captured from the local Hindu rulers but later abandoned it and turned it into a prison. The not so famous fortress is now in ruins. But it still offers some relevant historical remains of the ancient rulers which can be enchanting to any traveler. It also offers magnificent views of the south Goa coastline. Visiting this unique and interesting fort with such rich history is surely one of the many offbeat things to do in South Goa.

offbeat things to do in south goa

 

Cabo de rama fort South goa

Shree Rama ranjani paik temple- Hindu temple

On my return route from CaboRama de rama to patnem beach, I came across a beautiful temple called ShreeRama ranjani paik temple. The bright orange colour of the temple matched perfectly with the greenery of the village.

The temple offers a great view of the surrounding valley along with the peaceful and calm atmosphere of the surroundings. Orange is associated with the colour of the Hindu monks since this temple is dedicated to the Hindus  But irrespective of religion the colourful temple looks perfectly positioned with the green surroundings of the western ghats in south Goa.offbeat things to do in south goa

 

Shree Rama Ranjini paik temple in South Goa

BETUL FORT- Historical remains of offbeat things to do in South Goa

Betul Fort is one of such ancient fort built in 17 th century in the Sal river just when the river falls into the Arabian sea. It is a famous fort in Goa. When we reached the fort we got various significant points on this location.

First is the Sal river that flows into the nearby village. Betul lighthouse which is located on the other side of the hill. Third is the numerous fishing boats that we see on the other side of the estuary parked on the banks of the Betul beach.

This fort in Goa is located in a small village which is located 1 hour from Madgaon and can easily be reached by car. In front of the fort, local people can be seen with fishing rods and nets trying to capture the fish and sell in the local market.


 

Betul Fort South goa

BIGFOOT GOA- History of Goa to explore in offbeat things to do in South Goa.

Bigfoot Goa is a museum depicting about the culture and living lifestyle of the Konkani people, in the form of artificial models. A recorded commentary at numerous parts in front of the models is played ,explaining the society and culture of Konkani people.

There are many interesting displays from which we get knowledge about the local culture. These are how the Goanese people do farming, process food and wine and celebrate their important rituals.

Besides such exhibitions, there is an interesting cave which has written on its wall containing the worlds most dangerous animal.

Sant mirabai statue in Big Foot Madgaon

But when I went inside I saw my reflection in a mirror inside a cage. Then there was a growling sound being played in the background. This was quite innovative relating to the symbolic interpretation of human beings.

After that, the main spot comes where people come to pray and believe their wishes will be fulfilled. Legends say that there was a philanthropic king who lost all his possessions. However when God asked him for a boon he asked for a space to stand in one foot and pray.

Impressed by his devotion the God marked this space of footmark bigfoot of the king as a holy place and declared that any people coming here for a boon, the wish will be fulfilled.

In concusion Apart from such legendary stories, at the last spot that I arrived,there is a 14 meter long Sant Mirabai statue made from laterite soil by MJ Alvares. This statue was carved in just 30 days and is now the largest statue in the world made from laterite soil.

I hope this blog is useful for travellers to know about offbeat things to do in South Goa.

 

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