Dona Paula Beach
Dona Paula Beach
With loaded with sentiment noticeable all around, the Dona Paula beach is very clamouring with a lot of activities around the year. Situated 7 km from the Panaji, this Beach has turned out to be a standout amongst the most happening beach of the Goa. It curls upon the southern piece of the rough headland where the Mandovi and the Zuari rivers meet the Arabian Sea. The beach is exceptionally well known as sweethearts heaven in light of a legend connected to this place. According to the legend, Viceroy’s little girl Dona Paula de Menezes hopped off the bluff subsequent to confronting complaints from her family because of her relationship with a child of a fisherman. In this way, the shoreline is famous by the name of Dona Paula. It’s a sweetheart’s heaven that offers an awe-inspiring perspective of the Mormugao harbour and bordered by casuarinas woods and palm trees.
Attractions: National Oceanography Institute, Cabo Raj Niwas, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Reis Magos Church.
Things to Do: Water Sports, Fairs and Festivals at Dona Paula, Leisure Activities.
Best Time to visit: November to February
How to Reach
- By Air: The Dabolim Airport is the closest one that is at the distance of 32 km from the Dona Paula. One can simply reach without much of a stretch from metro cities of India like Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, and so on. From the airport, one can achieve the destination by bus or car.
- By Rail: The closest railway station is Karmali Railway Station, which is at the distance of 14 km. Other closest stations are Margao and Vasco Da Gama.
- By Road: Panaji is the closest bus station, which is situated only 6 km far from Dona Paula beach. Goa state government bus services like Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) and other private transports are constantly accessible from Panaji.
Popular Restaurants: Cafe Azul, Laranja, Bay 15, Alfama, Barbeque, Hawaii Restaurant, Docaria,Soft Rock Cafe & Oriental Restaurant, Karan’s Restaurant And Bar, Siddhi Pure Veg Udupi Restaurant,Pomodoro Italian Bistro by Vanna & Marco, Samarkand Fine Dining, Mininos, etc… Read more