Ancestral Goa is a defined representation of the Goan rural history from the coast, and all its wealth to the hilly hinterland with the nomadic tribes called the “Dhangars”.
Being a self-developed venture, “Ancestral Goa” is a multi-faceted and ideological blueprint of the time in existence up till the early 20th century. But the project has generated a vast “Satellite- Structure” as it were, of possible commerce for traders in and around the premise; from fast-food outlets to clothing stores and hawkers with mobile carts selling anything from tender coconuts to sugarcane juice.
Being the first of its kind in the state of Goa, “Ancestral Goa” had no concrete defining boundaries. From being called an open-air museum it has been defined as the Big Foot,
because of the footprint in existence atop a rock and which is a crowd-puller.
Its most defining feature though is India’s longest laterite sculpture of sant Mira; Natural harmony. For being carved single-handedly, and for being the longest, 14mts. in length by 5 mts. in breadth, this sculpture entered the “LImca Book of Records”
On the premise exist the museum, craft and art outlets, the govt. handicraft store and a very popular “Art Gallery”.