Dive into the Local Scene
As a backpacker in Ashwem, the first thing you’ll notice is the serene beauty of the beach. However, delve a little deeper and discover a vibrant cultural tapestry just waiting for you to find.
Unearth Traditional Crafts
Ashwem isn’t just about the sun, sea and sand. Venture a bit inland to find local artisans hard at work. From pottery to weaving, these traditional crafts offer a unique insight into the Goan culture that needs to be visible from the beach.
Savour the Culinary Delights
The culinary scene in Ashwem is rich with a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese flavours. Taste the local cuisine and uncover the cultural history of Goa in every bite. Take advantage of the fish curry rice, a local staple, or bebinca, a traditional layered dessert.
Witness Cultural Festivals
Immerse yourself in Ashwem’s cultural celebrations. From vibrant religious festivals to traditional music and dance performances, these events genuinely capture the spirit of Goa. They are a spectacular sight and a testament to the enduring traditions of this coastal paradise.
Explore Local Architecture
Finally, don’t forget to explore the charming Goan architecture, a captivating blend of Portuguese influences and traditional Indian design. The local houses and buildings are a cultural experience, speaking volumes about the region’s rich history.
Embarking on a backpacker’s exploration of Ashwem’s cultural tapestry, you’ll discover the essence of Goa beyond its famous beach persona. And you’ll soon realise there’s no better way to experience Ashwem than with the sand in your toes and culture in your heart.
If you’re ready to explore the magic of Ashwem, we know just the place for you!