Pics by Rajtilak Naik in Panaji
for Daijiworld Media Network - Goa (MB)
Inputs courtesy: Maps of India
July 10, 2007
The beach is named after Dona Paula de Menzes, daughter of a viceroy (in colonial India), who threw herself off the cliff, when refused permission to marry a local fisherman, Gaspar Dias. The myth says that Dona Paula is entombed in the Cabo Chapel of the Raj Bhawan and is supposed to be seen emerging from the moonlit waves wearing only a pearl necklace. With the romance and myth attached to it—haunted by Dona Paula de Menzes—tourists throng the Dona Paula Beach not only in search of the deceased beloved, but also to indulge in water sports on the clear waters.
The Dona Paula Beach offers an opportunity to the tourists to have a sunbath and buy cheap seaside goods from local vendors.
This beach has also been the location for many Indian movies, the most famous being Ek Duje Ke Liye. Given this dual attraction, Dona Paula Beach has become a popular tourist spot.
Goa is never out of the news, may it be summer, winter or monsoon for that matter. The tourists find something or the other to suit their taste. Now it's the time of monsoon waves to rule the scene.
The tourists find something or the other to suit their taste. Now it's the time of monsoon waves to rule the scene.
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