Terraced Farms

Traditional Goan agriculture.

Terraced farming has a long history in Khola, a mountain village in the Canacona district of south Goa. The folks in this rural redoubt still hew to many of the most traditional practices of Goan life.

The monsoons have just arrived in Goa signaling the renewal of the earth with carpets of multihued green. These images were made during the last season. A short video is also offered.

An earlier post featured one of the ladies of Khola.

Terraced fields in Khola, Canacona, Goa

Monsoon green
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Terraced fields in Khola, Canacona, Goa

Terraces
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Terraced fields in Khola, Canacona, Goa

Rice polygons
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Terraced fields in Khola, Canacona, Goa

Lush
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Terraced fields in Khola

Village road
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Terraced fields in Khola

Khola, Goa
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  • Ashok Kamath - July 13, 2017 - 7:51 am

    Awesome images and the video Parikkar bab. You are extremely talented. We met the other day at St. Estevem with Sudeep Dalvi. Good to see your photographs.ReplyCancel

  • Poornapragna Gudibande - June 18, 2017 - 6:38 am

    Thank you for this post, Rajan. This is brilliant. In fact, i happened to see your blog at the right time. We will be in Cancona next week and will definitely pay a vsist to the village.

    BTW, your picture and visoe of Surla falls is outstanding. We will be driving through Chorla Ghat when we come to Cancona next week. Just to see Surla falls!ReplyCancel

  • Nandkumar M Kamat - June 17, 2017 - 1:25 pm

    Khola is an amazing village known for world famous unique genotype of Capsicum, the ‘Kholchi mirsang’ ( the only one suitable for authentic Goan fish curry) and the landscape captured by drone brings out whats ecologically unique about the place. There is haste to “develop” this village “adopted” by our MP. What would happen when present land use and landscape changes?. Dr. Rajanbab once again has captured the true innocence of some of the last surviving oases of innocence in Goa-Khola. Would ask my advanced Ecology students to watch this. These images are like time capsules and generations to come would look back in amazement.ReplyCancel

  • Mervyn - June 12, 2017 - 8:15 pm

    Did not know these fields existed in Goa.

    Nice photography!ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - June 9, 2017 - 7:58 am

    Thanks to DJI Phantom we are able to get this stunning ‘bird’s-eye view’ perspective of our own fields, a perspective which we were hitherto unaware of. And of course, thanks to our friendly neighbourhood photographer for making these available to us! 🙂ReplyCancel

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