The trouble with Goa is that some of the best sights are hidden – and finding them can be a challenge. Tourist sign-posts are few and far between and even stopping and asking a local for directions can end up in frustration with the usual response being “take the next right and then ask someone”. We’d heard about a a place called Pala Farms where the children could perhaps try horse-riding. In our initially futile search we ended up at Selaulim (or Salaulim) Dam. Once through the strict security – we discovered some of the best gardens we’d seen in Goa.
With a play area for children, a picnic area and other attractions all devoid of the litter often found in many gardens and parks, we were surprised to find so few fellow visitors on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Maybe the midday sun was keeping the hordes away – but we found this to be a real discovery which will definitely be revisited.
The climb the top of the dam was a little tiring in the heat of the early afternoon – but the view from the top was spectacular and worth every drop of sweat.