Goa / Big Foot Goa
Ancestral Goa is situated
in Loutolim which is 20minutes drive from Margao and is also
called "BIG FOOT". This is first
of its kind in India, an Open air Museum-cum-parkland spread
over 9 acres depicting the culture and tradition of rural
Goa around 200 years ago, in the form of life size
statues and Structures.
The museum has many sections with the reception and Parashuram,
The Legendary Lord who is the avtar of Lord Vishnu is believed
to have created the land of Goa by shooting an arrow from
the Sahyadri mountains into the Arabian Sea.
The museum also has fisherman-Victorin, cowsged
and Haystack. Then come the Bhatti- Jaki's distillery where
Goa's famous "Feni" and "Urak" is distilled.
Then Boco-de-Vaca: The spring water has a
lot of medicinal values. Then the potter-Nandu, The carperter-Inas,
and the Shepherd-krish. The Craft Village where craftsmen
are busy working on his ware.
Then comes the flower-seller, Basket Weaver,
Bangle seller, Gram seller, The Cobbler and Tinto, which is
a market place where fresh food products are sold.
Then Anand's House, Music school of Maestre Cloude, Posro,
the general stores or a shop, Taverna , the Country liquour
shop made of stone and mud. Then Goan Farmer, Fowl-Path,The
The Legend of the Big Foot :
Anyone stepping on it pure at heart will be blessed with goodluck.
Then there is a Bird Display, Old Warrior, Cave- Water Station.
India's Longest Laterite Sculpture: This
sant Mirabai sculpture measuring 14 meters by 5 meters was
done by Maendra Jocelino Araujo Alvares in just 30 days. The
sculpture shows influence of the Gandhara School, The kumkum
on the forehead, the armlet, pattli on her wrists and the
paisona around her anckles give the sculpture a characteristic
Goan appeal. This monolitic stylised Laterite sculpture of
Santa Mirabai in 30days to make it a record for the Limca
Book being the India's Longest Laterite Sculpture.
Then there is a Fruit and Spice Garden, Big foot Art
Gallery and a Bookstall and Handicraft Display where
bamboo and cane, clay and terracotta, toys, souvenirs etc
This is open on all days and entry fee of Rs.20/- for adults
and Rs.10/- for children are collected.