Underwater village of Goa resurfaces

Yes, there is an underwater village in Goa. And yes, it’s the time when this Goa Atlantis has risen up out from the water.  A throng of visitors goes to the Kurdi village a few weeks before the monsoons. Some of them are locals who want to walk down memory lane. People also like visiting the village for fishing trips in canoes.

So how did the Kurdi village go underwater? The people of Kurdi lost their homes to the Salaulim dam development project. The dam project was envisioned by Goa’s first Chief Minister Dayanand Bandodkar in 1965. The building of the dam required sacrifice. The twin villages of Kurdi and Kurpem had to be relocated. As the dam work commenced, the villagers were offered compensation and relocation.

Kurdi was known to have an abundance of coconuts, mangoes, jackfruits, and bananas. When the water goes down, one can see high school ruins, temple remnants, and more. It’s truly a blast from the past. When the rains fall, Kurdi make a dramatic exit by going underwater once again.

(Representational image used)

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