Daman and Diu

Capital – Silvassa  ~>>  Area – 102 sq km.  ~>> Language – Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi and Portuguese

Mostly visited for
Daman and Diu Devka Beach, Nani Daman, Nagoa Beach (Diu), Jampore Beach, Public Garden, Moti Daman Jetty, pergola Garden, Moti Daman, Amusement Park, Devka Beach, Damanganga Tourist Complex, Kachigam, Satya Sagar Udyan, Mirasol Garden, Mirasol Water Park

Weather – Tropical weather is prevalent in Daman and Diu

Connectivity
By Air: The nearest international and domestic airport Mumbai is only 193 kms away

By Rail: Vapi, the nearest railhead is only 12 kms away. Mumbai and Ahmedabad are two very important Railway Stations of the Western Railways, which are very close from Daman.

By Road: NH No. 8 connects Daman by motorable road with Ahmedabad 367 km, Diu 675 km, Mumbai 193 km, Vadodara 300 km. etc.

History, Geography and Culture of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu come under a single union territory, but are two different regions. Daman is a small beach destination known for its scenic landscapes and beautiful beaches. The region is known for its preserved Portuguese heritage in the form of elegant houses, churches and forts. Diu on the southern tip of Saurashtra also had Portuguese control for 40 years. This colonial Portuguese rule continued over the twin territories till 1961 when Nehru sent in troops in response to the Portuguese refusal to negotiate a peaceful handover.

Daman and Diu tourGeographically, Daman is bound by the Kolak River in the north, Gujarat’s Valsad district in the east, Kalu River on the south and the Arabian Sea in the west. The territory of Daman is based on 72 square km total area. Diu on the other hand is a small island located on the tip of Gujarat’s Saurashtra peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Sea, resulting in a number of superb beaches. The unique topography of Daman and Diu makes it a perfect water adventure destination wherein Parasailing, Water Scooter Riding, Boat Sailing etc can be heartily availed.

Culturally, the union territory is influenced with a mix of local Gujarati and colonial Portuguese flavour. The demography of the region is based upon a fusion of various cultures which is primarily a mix of tribal, urban, European and Indian culture.

Heritage Sites
Fort Moti Daman, Bom Jesus Church, Our Lady of Rosary Chapel, Diu Museum, The Fortress of Panikota
Religion – Hindu
FestivalsFolk Dance Festival, Daman Festival, Garba Festival, Diu Festival
Eat – Papri, sweet and salty peas, crab and lobsters
Hotels – The hospitality industry in Daman and Diu is experiencing a makeover as tourists are choosing the destination more often. With the legalization of Casinos in Daman, the hotel industry in here soon will experience great times ahead.


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