In Goa, India, Agonda beach is a small but beautiful beach that attracts the laid back traveler who isn’t interested in the party scene. It is a restful place to take a vacation from your vacation, which might be necessary when traveling amidst the masses in India. In Agonda there isn’t much to do but hang out on the beach, go out on a boat to spot dolphins, eat some amazing fresh seafood and of course watch the sunset with the cows.
Each day around four o’clock a group of cows makes its way to the beach. As the sun drops toward the horizon the cows settle into a nice spot on the beach, chew their cud, and watch the sun set. Twenty minutes after the sun has set, as the tourists are leaving the beach, the cows make their way back to wherever they came from in single file line. Every day I spent in Goa I saw the cows perform the same ritual. The cows appeared to enjoy the sunset as much as anyone else on the beach. If people are reincarnated as cows, I hope a few are lucky to enough to become one of these serene beach cows.