Candolim backwaters soon to be on the tourism map

Published on : Friday, December 24, 2021

The Candolim backwaters will soon be on the tourism map with ports minister and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo starting work on a walking track, fishing galleries and other facilities together with the NerulRiver, which has a thick mangrove forest.

Lobo said that Candolim is already a very popular tourist destination with a beautiful beach, fort and other attractions.

“This beautiful village has the sea and beach on one side and mangroves on the other side. We had received a proposal to develop the riverside where there are mangroves so that tourists also come here. There will be a walkway of around 1.5km so that people can come here for their morning or evening walks. We’ve received proposals from locals who want to start boating activities because locals have to benefit from this. There will also be four fishing galleries where people can come and fish or simply come and spend their time here because it’s a god-given natural beauty,” Lobo said.

“We should not look at only beach tourism, we have to also look at inland tourism. This has been our plan so that tourists who come here can enjoy the interiors of the village. It’s something nice which will attract tourists to this place also,” said CandolimsarpanchBlaizeFernandes.

On completion, the area will be managed by the Candolimpanchayat.

The project is being done by the water resources department (WRD). Entry to the walkway and fishing galleries will require tickets, with security guards at the entrance to forbid people drinking alcohol.

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