Take A Stroll At This New Boardwalk Over The Mangroves In Panjim

Nupura posted on 30 July

Ever looked at those swampy marshlands with mangroves and wondered what would dwell in there? Or why everyone talks of protecting mangroves from destruction? Well, now you can find out with India’s second ‘Mangrove Boardwalk ‘ right here in the heart of Panjim city (the first one is a little far away in the Andaman islands). Located right behind the Goa State Central Library now also called Krishnadas Shama Library, this one is sure to make your visit to Panjim even more fun.

Who Is It For?

The importance of mangroves in protecting the coastal ecosystem from heavy floods and damage is something that most of us don’t realize. But if you visit this boardwalk, it may just help you realize how nature has provided us with everything. Young or old, environmentally aware or not, a visit here will change all of that. Plus it also has benches for those of you that just want to sit, to enjoy the peace and quiet.

What Is So Unique About It?

Goa has a lot of firsts, and now they have added this to their list of accomplishments. The first-of-its-kind, at least on the mainland, this beautiful wooden boardwalk is for visitors to explore, discover and learn more about mangroves. Located over the Ourem Creek, this one is spread across 1,100 square metres and is free for all to visit. Opened only recently, one can go here anytime of the day to just walk around, look at the frogs, birds and other creatures that reside in these mangroves. And it is open even in the rains, so what are you waiting for?

So, We're Saying...

Where else (other than the Andaman islands) are you going to get a chance to experience this? So just head to the library, past the watchman’s cabin into the compound, go all around to the back (no signboards yet), and you will know you have reached the right place. Take a thermos of coffee and your camera with you, and we bet you will be glad that you made the effort.