Goa Beyond the Beaches: Embark on an Adventure
with Malaika Vaz as National Geographic Explores
Hidden Gems in its Upcoming Docu-Series
The four-part documentary series delves into the state’s rich heritage, incredible biodiversity, wellness hotspots and features some of the most exclusive, lesser-known adventure destinations, making Goa a true traveler’s paradise
PANAJI: Renowned for its beaches and vibrant celebrations, Goa boasts a cultural richness encompassing delectable cuisine and thrilling adventure sports. With its authentic and immersive style of storytelling, National Geographic India is all set to explore the undiscovered facets of Goa in the upcoming docu-series titled ‘Postcards from Goa’. Guided by Nat Geo explorer, adventure sports athlete and wildlife filmmaker Malaika Vaz, viewers will embark on an awe-inspiring journey as she rediscovers and reconnects with her homeland. Premiering on National Geographic on 25 January 2024 at 8 PM, this four-part series showcases the adventure, wildlife, food havens, and diverse heritage that lie beneath the surface of Goa.
With breath-taking cinematography, the series unfolds with Malaika immersing herself in a sequence of thrilling adventures across lesser-explored corners of Goa. Delve into the uncharted territories of this coastal paradise, from the majestic landscapes of the Western Ghats to the biodiverse mangroves of Chorão island. Explore the region’s rich biodiversity, traversing through pristine forests in 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.
“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. 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 a National Geographic spokesperson.
“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. We are building Goa as a model for regenerative tourism in India and we are happy that our aspiration and ambition is seen and shown by the professional lens of National Geographic,” said Shri. Rohan A. Khaunte, Hon’ble, Minister of Tourism, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication and Printing and Stationery, Goa.
“Goa has many unexplored dimensions to it. Goa is vibrant, youthful, and aspiring and at the same time it is immaculate, meditative, spiritual. 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. We invite all travellers, adventure and nature lovers, culture enthusiasts and spiritual seekers to join with us in this beautiful audio-visual journey uncovered by Postcards from Goa,” said Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism and Managing Director, GTDC, Goa.
“I am Goan by birth. ‘Postcards from Goa’ is a journey of rediscovery and connection for me. Through the National Geographic lens, I showcase the hidden treasures of my home state through unexplored paths, ancient tales, and vibrant landscapes. 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 Malaika Vaz, National Geographic Explorer.
‘Postcards from Goa’ will premiere on 25 January 2024 at 8 PM on National Geographic Channel in India.’