For the first time ever, The Goa Coconut and Cashew Festival 2015 will be held from April 29 to May 3, 2015 at D.B. Bandodkar Ground in Campal located about 4 km from Panaji.
This one-of-a kind festival is organized by Goa Tourism in association with the Department of Agriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Goa Handicrafts Corporation. Many events such as different kinds of games, cultural programmes would be organized for the entertainment of both tourists and locals and the festival will revolve around coconut and cashew.
Cashew apples being crushed to make fenny
Photo Courtesy: Fredericknoronha
Fun-filled sports like coconut tree climbing workshops, demos on Feni distillation, handicrafts made from coconut and cashew and even cooking workshops will be organized by Goa Tourism.
The festival will showcase all characteristics of Goa's agro - based products which form an important part in the lives of the Goan people.
A view of fenny (liqour) being distilled
Photo Courtesy: abcdz2000
Entertainment programmes are also lined up at the festival. The festival will see Goa's best dancers, singers and musicians entertaining tourists and locals of Goa.
A bottle of Big Boss cashew fenny
Photo Courtesy: Horsten at English Wikipedia
So, come, experience and be a part of this unique festival held in Goa. Other than experiencing the one-of-a-kind festival, travellers can visit nearby tourist attractions to Panaji like Baga, Calangute and Candolim. Or head to the quieter landscape of Goa for that traditional experience.
How to Reach Panaji
By Air: Dabolim Airport in South Goa is the nearest airport to Panaji and is well connected to major cities in India. Cabs to and from the airport are readily available.
By Rail: Goa is well connected by rail to other major cities of India.
By Road: Government and Private Buses ply regularly to the capital city of Goa from major towns and cities of India.Travelling by bus is a cheap and comfortable option for tourists to reach Goa