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THIS unique car museum in South Goa will fuel your love for vintage four-wheelers!

Touted as Goa's first and only vintage car museum, Ashvek Vintage World (AVW) was set up in July 2004. Over a dozen vintage cars are a part of its collection, which has been sourced from Goa or neighbouring areas, such as Sawantwadi and Belgaum. The brainchild of Pradeep V. Naik, AVW also organised India's first Volkswagen Carnival Rally in 2006 and has been a pioneer in conducting similar events. Keep reading to know about more such interesting facts that dot the 17-year-long journey of AVW.

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Goa's Chitra Museum treasures the state's agrarian history with over 4000 artefacts!

Victor Hugo Gomes paid homage to the cultural aspects of Goan history by immortalising it in the annals of the Chitra Museum. Situated approximately 37 km from the capital city, this museum is home to more than 4000 vestiges that help visitors in tracing the evolution of traditional practices and modes of transportation. A detailed exploration of the archaic corridors of this place is a must for every tourist and townie alike, for the knowledge so gained will be more than re-visiting old history books!

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Learn a unique 3-player game with 120 playing cards at THIS Maharashtrian town near Goa!

A small town situated near the Maharashtra-Goa border, Sawantwadi was the kingdom of the erstwhile Khem Sawant royal family. A major attraction for tourists who visit this place is the local Ganjifa art, woodwork painting and lacer work, which traces its origin to the 18th-century. If you are looking to step away from the city bustle, then Sawantwadi makes for the perfect getaway, given that you observe COVID-appropriate behaviour.

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Pay obeisance at THIS 19th-century church in Goa, dedicated to the Mother of God

Located in the Goan countryside, some 12 km from the capital city, the Church of Mae de Deus has the appearance of a castle, right out of a fairytale. Built in 1873, this church's claim to fame is the statue of the Mother of God situated on the altar, which is believed to have a supernatural charm. Let's explore more about its pristine white walls to uncover why it is so famous among locals and tourists alike!

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Goa reports zero COVID death for the first time in 4 months on Monday!

In a COVID respite, the state of Goa managed to nullify its virus toll for the first time in 4 months. On Monday, no coronavirus deaths were reported here, the health department announced. The Chief Minister on Tuesday, congratulated the medical fraternity and concerned officials for achieving the zero-casualty feat, after relentless efforts. Goa's average fatality ratio presently stands at 1.8%, aggregating a total of 3,097 virus-related deaths since the pandemic outbreak.

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