This picturesque destination is named after Dona Paula de Menezes, daughter of the former Viceroy of Goa who plunged into the sea when she was refused permission to marry her lover – a local fisherman. It is one of Goa’s finest tourist destinations, surrounded by many luxury hotels and institutes in the suburbs of Panaji. This location, also known as lovers’ paradise, is popular for its superlative beaches, unique locales, and mysterious legends, and has served as an iconic spot in many Bollywood movies. Attractions at Dona Paula include its beach, Vasco da Gama Bay, the ‘Image of India’ statue, Cabo Raj Niwas, and the National Institute of Oceanography.
7km from Panaji, Goa, India