If you’ll be celebrating this Indian Independence Day with family in India and are looking for something new to do, check out Ancestral Goa. It’s a mock village situated in the town of Loutolim in Goa, and it is roughly 100 years old. It’s a great way to appreciate history on a day that is meant for the commemoration of freedom. You can spend time with family while connecting with the Indian culture.
Even if you aren’t able to make it to India yourself, you could also transfer funds to family as a holiday surprise so they can enjoy the historical location themselves.
Here is our list of the top 3 things to do for the holiday in this safe traveling locale:
- Casa de Dona Maria: Step back in time by visiting this representation of a traditional Goan landlord’s house. If you enjoy dressing up in national garb for the holiday, this historical spot is a great place to do it. The structure includes everything from a kitchen to an altar where the family priest would have performed mass.
- Big Foot dance floor: This is one of the funnier features of Ancestral Goa. Literally shaped like a large footprint, it’s a perfect place for you and your family to celebrate Independence Day by dancing together all day and night.
- Nature walk: What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to spend time with the land? While Ancestral Goa offers a number of attractions, you can also simply enjoy the unique and beautiful nature there. Take a walk with family and soak up all the beauty that India offers. The village sits on a green hillside and is full of rare wildflowers, mushrooms, insects and birds. In addition, certain species of frogs that are near extinct have also been known to show up on the pathways.