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Dona Paula is a village near Panaji in Goa.

The beach is near popular Taj Resort and surrounded by popular resorts.

The place is named after Dona Paula Amaral Antónia de Souto Maior, a historical figure in Portuguese India.

Dona Paula was a woman of charity, and is known to have helped the villagers and worked a lot for their betterment. Hence after her death, the villagers decided to rename the village as Dona Paula. Initially, the village was called Oddavell.

The Raj Bhavan of Goa (Palacio do Cabo)is situated at a scenic spot in Dona Paula. The area is also the location of a historic British war-graves cemetery.

There are plenty of luxury beach resorts in the area.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 1-2 Hours
Open Timings : 6.00 AM to 7:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Refreshments
Wear Comfortable Beach Footwear/Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Karmali Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Dabolim Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH66
Nearest Landmark : On Hawai Beach Road

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