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                  Dona Paula  Beach  (sightseeing)

 
Dona Paula is 7 km from Panaji near the rocky point between the Mandovi and the Zuari is Dona Paula, a secluded bay with a fine view of the Marmagao harbour. This is an idyllic spot to relax and sunbathe. Water scootering facilities available. On the northern banks of the River Zuari, a little away to tie south east of Cabo, lies a large escarpment with a bay and two small beaches which in the olden days was part of Oddavel. At the place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian sea is the Dona Paula bay. Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is called the Lovers Paradise due to a myth which has been attached to this place. At the place where two of Goa's famous rivers meet the Arabian sea is the Dona Paula bay. Named after Dona Paula de Menezes, this place is called the Lovers Paradise due to a  myth which has been attached to this place. 
 

History
Dona Paula takes its name from a viceroy's daughter who threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman. Located 9kms south west of Goa's capital, Panaji. Dona Paula divides the Zuari and Mandovi estuaries and provides pleasant views of Marmagao, the port city of Goa. Due to its proximity to the capital Panaji, Dona Paula is a popular stop for the sight seeing tours. This has lead to mushrooming of hotels in and around Dona Paula. There are boating facilities for those who dare to venture in the waters. The official residence of the Governor of Goa, Known as Cabo Raj Bhavan is situated on the westernmost tip of Dona Paula. Along the road leading to this place lies the ruins of the small military cemetery the British built at their brief occupation of the Cabo, to deter the French from invading Goa 

 

Best Time to Visit

As of its pleasant climate, Dona Paula can be visited at any time of the year. However, tourists should beware the heavy rainfall between June and October. The best time of the year to visit this area is between September and March.

 

Travel Information:

Nearest airport: Dabolim 33kms. 
Nearest Town: Panaji 9kms. 
Nearest Railway station: Karmali 15kms


 


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Anjuna Beach   ||   Arambol Beach   ||   Calagute Beach   ||   Betul Beach   ||   Colva Beach

Dona Paula Beach   ||   Miramar Beach   ||   Palolem Beach   ||   Vagator Beach


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Panaji   ||   Margoa   ||   Vasco-da-Gama   ||   Old Goa  ||   Mapusa   ||   Ponda


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