'Postcards from Goa' to air on National Geographic India

Hosted by Goa's very own, Malaika Vaz, the docu-series will premiere on January 25, 2024, at 8 pm
The four-part documentary series delves into the Goa's rich heritage, incredible biodiversity, wellness hotspots.
The four-part documentary series delves into the Goa's rich heritage, incredible biodiversity, wellness hotspots. Gomantak Times

With its immersive style of storytelling, National Geographic India is all set to explore the undiscovered facets of Goa in the upcoming docu-series, Postcards from Goa guided by Nat Geo explorer, adventure sports athlete and wildlife filmmaker from Goa, Malaika Vaz. The docu-series premieres on January 25, 2024, at 8 pm.

Malaika just can't hold back her excitement at the thought. “I am a Goan by birth. Postcards from Goa is a journey of rediscovery and connection for me, she said and added, "Through the National Geographic lens, I have the opportunity to showcase the hidden treasures of my home."

"I aim to bring Goa's soul to life for all travellers. This experience goes beyond adventure; it's an authentic celebration of the rich heritage, diverse wildlife, and cultural tapestry that makes Goa truly extraordinary," said the said National Geographic Explorer.

In this docu-series, Malaika embarks on an awe-inspiring journey as she rediscovers and reconnects with her homeland. This four-part series showcases the adventure, wildlife, food havens, and diverse heritage that are the essence of Goa

Goan bread, locally known as 'poie'.
Goan bread, locally known as 'poie'.

With breath-taking cinematography, the series unfolds with Malaika being a part of a sequence of thrilling adventures across lesser-explored corners of Goa. The series takes one to uncharted territories of this coastal paradise, from the majestic landscapes of the Western Ghats, the biodiverse mangroves of Chorão island to exploring the rich biodiversity of the pristine forests in the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary.

The journey also explores historical ruins, and revered sites such as the Saptkoteshwar temple, the Basilica of Bom Jesus, and Namazgah.

The Three Kings Chapel in the village of Cansaulim, South Goa.
The Three Kings Chapel in the village of Cansaulim, South Goa.

“At National Geographic, we strive to entertain and enlighten our viewers by pushing the boundaries of exploration. With our Postcard series, it has been our endeavour to present the most distinctive facets of a state combined with captivating visuals and compelling narratives," observed a National Geographic spokesperson.

"This series captures Goa’s unparalleled beauty, offering viewers an immersive journey into its unseen and unexplored realms. We are happy to have our explorer Malaika Vaz, who as a local, brings an authentic and enriching perspective, elevating the viewer's experience,” said the spokesperson.

The four-part documentary series delves into the Goa's rich heritage, incredible biodiversity, wellness hotspots.
Explore fort Aguada and its surrounding charm in Goa

"Postcards from Goa is heartfelt. It is a personal journey of a Goan. It gives me immense joy and pride to associate with this venture even as our state embarks on a journey towards regenerative tourism,” said Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte.

"We are pleased to be associated with a credible brand like National Geographic, which has captured the fantastic variety of Goa’s rich culture, its biodiversity hotspots, its lesser-known adventures, and wellness experiences, in its unique lens,” said Director of Tourism Suneel Anchipaka.

DETAILS

WHAT: ‘Postcards from Goa,’ docu-series.

WHEN: 25, January, 2024

WHERE: National Geographic Channel

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