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Dona Paula, which was once a village, is now a tourist destination in the Indian state of Goa. It houses the International Centre Goa, the National Institute of Oceanography and Goa University. The place lies at the spot where two rivers meet to......Read more on Dona Paula

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Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Dona Paula
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Dona Paula
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  • Type: Sanctuary
Situated on the western tip on the island of Chorao near Mandovi River, the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is one of the smallest bird sanctuaries in the country. And though small in area, the sanctuary houses around 400 species of birds, both local and migratory. To get here you will have to... Read More »
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Dona Paula Beach, Dona Paula
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  • Type: Beach
Dona Paula Beach is located about 7 km from the capital city of Panaji. It is one of the most popular beaches located in Goa   Several water based adventure sports like water-scooter, cycle, and motorboat rides can be done here. Other water sports like windsurfing, parasailing,... Read More »
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National Oceanography Institute, Dona Paula
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
The National Oceanography Institute is a research institute established for the purpose of studying marine biology and oceanography. This institute was established in the year 1960 for marine ecology research. The Marine Biology Museum and the Taxonomy Reference Centre located within the... Read More »
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Cabo Fort, Dona Paula
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  • Type: Fort
Goa is famous for its many imposing forts which are remnants of the colossal castles that once guarded the territory newly invaded by the Portuguese from their many land and sea conquests. These forts are aptly located and well-barracked to protect the entrance to the port or to the provinces... Read More »
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The Governor's House - Cabo Raj Niwas, Dona Paula
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  • Type: Monument
The Governor’s house, also known by the name of Cabo Raj Niwas is just half km away from the National Oceanography Institute. The house consists of a tomb in the Cabo Chapel dedicated to Dona Paula de Menzes, who was the Portuguese Viceroy’s daughter. According to legend, she... Read More »
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