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1 lakh more jabs needed to achieve 100% first dose coverage in Goa

With the vaccination of another 1 lakh beneficiaries, Goa will be able to achieve its target 100% COVID vaccination coverage for its eligible population. As per reports, the state has been planning to restart tourism activities after this feat is met. The deadline for the same had been announced as July 31. The CM has appealed to the public to come forward and get the anti-virus jab to accelerate the process.

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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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Maiden flight between Goa & Rajkot receives grand water cannon salute in Gujarat

In a bid to bolster connectivity and ease of travel in the post-pandemic world, a new direct flight was commissioned from Goa to Rajkot on July 15. The maiden operation ferried about 70 passengers to Gujarat, where it was honoured by a water cannon salute. While the grand gesture marks the goodwill of the states towards a 'new normal', it has netizens divided over the shortage of water resources in other parts of the country.

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