'PARRA TINTO' GETS A FACE LIFT
Jaknim, Parra, Bardez, Goa
Jaknim - is a quaint village of Parra. Tinto is a local market place for buying daily provisions, and fish, meat and vegetables. Vendors come from the surrounding areas, fish from Calangute and Anjuna. The Tinto comprises of the Offices of the Village Panchayat. It also has a few provision stores, restaurants, bakery and pharmacy. In the old days a doctor from Mapusa had a clinic there. A beautiful temple -Shri Siddhivinayak - is located not far from the junction. 'Parra Tinto' is unique in the sense that it is located at the junction of one major north/south roadway and a regional street. Passing through this village is the Mapusa to Calangute Road via Saligao, and also another road via Nagoa, branching off to Arpora. The regional road from the village from Guirim passes through Parra to St. Anne's Church, Parra Arrady, and onward to Anjuna and Siolim. An arterial road from Bastora joins the main road near this Tinto. Parra is famous and is best known for its watermelons.