Breakfast at hotel, half day sightseeing tour of South Goa covers: Temples, Old Portuguese Manor, Big Foot (Ancestral Goa).Sri Bhagawati Temple: The temple is supposed to be over 500 years old and is dedicated to Goddess Ashtabhuja or Eight Handed Goddess. The temple is constructed in a grand style and the entrance is flanked by two statues of elephants. Shri Shantadurga Temple: dedicated to the Goddess known as Shantadurga who is known to be a peaceful form of Goddess Durga. According to legends, she settled a major dispute between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu amicably. The temple is constructed beautifully and is located amidst scenic landscapes. Shri Mangesh Temple: This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The lovely temple attracts lots of devotees and the architecture of the temple follows every norm of the traditional Hindu architectural style.
The Big Foot Art Gallery & Local Handicarfts CentreBig Foot (Loutolim): The Big Foot Art Gallery & Local Handicarfts Centre, where works of local artist such as paintings, artefacts, bamboo, cane, clay & terracotta, handmade garments & souvenirs.
Sprawling over a nine acre hillock at Loutulim in South Goa, the Ancestral Goa project is an effort to recreate the rural life of Goa as it had existed in the days of yore. Essentially a miniature Goan village, Ancestral Goa is the culmination of the dream and singular efforts of Goan artist, Maendra J. Alvares, who wanted to create a project that, would preserve the heritage of the land and contribute to Goan tourism. A kaleidoscope of Goan rural life, Ancestral Goa depicts the day to day activities of a typical Goan village and also hosts a number of art galleries and artifact centers. This unique project achieved fruition in April 1995 after months of meticulous research, planning and hard work by artist Alvares and his team.
The chief attraction of this open air museum is the "Legend of the Big Foot". "The Legend of Big Foot" revolves around a footprint that was discovered on a rock and the footprint is believed to bring good luck for those who stood upon it. The late rite sculpture of Saint Mirabai in Ancestral Goa has been cited in the Limca Book of Records as the Longest Late rite Sculpture in India. Overnight at hotel.