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Daman and Diu , Daman and Diu

A city in the union territory of Daman and Diu this is one of the places where the Portuguese invaders have left plenty of signatures. The city is divided by the Daman Ganga river into two. These are Nanidaman and Motidaman and they are connected to each other by two bridges. It is important to know that Daman is an industrial town which is growing and developing bythe minute. There are many industries here. It is a very famous manufacturing hub and a variety of products like pesticides, chemicals, fertilizers, toys, electronics, dyes, printing ink, windmills, plastics, etc. are manufactured here. Yet this is a place which still hold its laid back attitude and gives the average city person a break even if he has come here for work. The Portuguese colony that was settled here has left its mark. A larger fort was built in Motidaman in the 16th century to guard against the Mughals who ruled the area until the Portuguese arrived. It still stands today, most of it preserved in its original form. An industrial town today, this is the place where most of the government offices are situated. Varkund is the biggest village in Daman among many other villages. It has a big megastructure that is being built called Thunderbird Resorts Daman is India's ultimate lifestyle and entertainment experience. This will consists of all the modern creature comforts that you can think of and will be the ultimate experience to the modern Indian. A very famous tourist destination because of its beaches, the other reason is that there is permit to drink liquor freely in this state. Known for the Daman, Devla and the Jampore beaches, these are places which offer you the most amount of fun.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 31.0°C /88.0°F 5 mm 54feet 35743.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

Places of Interest

  • Diu Fort

    "The Diu Fort, is located on the west coast of India in Diu, a Union Territory, administered by the Government of India. The fort was built by the Portuguese during their colonial rule of the Diu island. The Diu town is located to the west of the fort. The fort was built in 1535 subsequent to a defense alliance forged by Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat and the Portuguese when Humayun, the Mughal Emperor waged war to annex this territory. The fort was strengthened over the years, till 1546. Portuguese ruled over this territory from 1537 (from the year they took control of the fort and also the Diu town fully) till 1961 (for 424 years, the longest period by any colonial rule in the world) they were forced to quit only in December 1961 (even though India became an independent country in 1947) during a military action called the \"Operation Vijay\" launched by the Government of India, whereafter Diu was merged with India and became a centrally administered Union Territory (UT).[1][2][3][4]\nThe importance of the Diu Fort was highlighted by an opinion poll conducted (through the Internet and telephone when 239,418 people participated in Portugal) by the Portuguese (Portuguese government's initiative) to list out the New Seven Wonders of Portugal built during their colonial rule. The Diu fort and the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa were chosen as the two wonders from India, among the seven from across the world, out of a list of 27 monuments built in 16 countries during the Portuguese rule. This list of new monuments was declared on June 10, 2009 on the occasion of the Portuguese National Day held in Portugal.[3] The district administrator of Diu encouraged by this announcement said:[3]"

    Diu Fort

  • Diu Museum

    "The old St. Thomas Church has been converted into a museum which houses antique statues, various stone inscriptions of the earlier rulers, wooden carvings and idols, in evening, multicolored fountains and special lighting of the imposing building fascinate everyone.\nA huge edifice in gothic architecture was built in 1598. A part of it has been converted into a museum - an archaeological treasure house.\n "

    Diu Museum

  • Lighthouse

    "A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and used as an aid to navigation for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.\nLighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, safe entries to harbors, and can also assist in aerial navigation. Once widely used, the number of operational lighthouses has declined due to the expense of maintenance and replacement by modern electronic navigational systems."


  • Panikota Fort

    "The Fort St. Anthony of Simbor, Forte de Santo Antonio de Simbor in Portuguese, also referred as Fort of the Sea or Fort of Pani-Kota, is located on a small island in the bay of Simbor, about 25 km east of Diu in India.\nIt was subordinate to the Portuguese Diu District, defended the supply of the boats on that stretch of coast."

    Panikota Fort

  • St Jerome Fort

    "Nani Daman has some interesting sites like Fort of St. Jerome or Nani Daman Fort. The most conspicuous part of the fort is the giant gateway facing the river with a large statue of St. Jerome who was one of the most eminent father of the Catholic Church. \nThe principal building inside the fort is the imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea. This Catholic Church is one of the ancient seats of office and has a fine altar with superb paneling. The fortifications and parapets provide a mesmerizing view of the fish market below and the armada of fishing boats neatly anchored alongside. \nThe Jain Temple towards north has its inside walls covered with glassed-over 18th century murals that depict the life of the founder of Jainism, Mahavira."

    St Jerome Fort

  • Chakratirth Beach

    "If history of Daman spans back 2 millenniums then the history of Chakratirth would make one dizzy. This beach which can also be seen an attachment of the town is beautiful located right at the centre of Diu. \nThe beach takes its name from the ancient scripts that discern the story of the demolition of the demon Jallander by Lord Vishnu. Lord who carried his Sudarshan Chakra (disc with star-like points) is dais to have unleashed his chakra on the demon who had turned out to be uglier than he was by virtue of extracting boons from various gods. The Sudarshan Chakra was left at the beach after the job was completed and thus the beach came to be known as Chakratirth beach. \nThe adjoining hill and the serene atmosphere at the place is further enhanced by some creative and innovative illumination."

    Chakratirth Beach

  • Devka Beach

    "The best part about almost all the beaches of Daman is that they are picturesque and largely unspoiled. The vast streches of white sand on the Devka beach located about 3 km from Nani Daman are a testimonial to the multifold increase in tourist activities in these areas. \nThe beach with clean water and well maintained shores also boasts of an Amusement Park which has been specially conceived and designed for beautiful landscaped walkways, huge and artistically placed fountains and a special play area for children where an assortment of play activities are available for the young brats."

    Devka Beach

  • Goghla Beach

    "The Ghoghla Beach is a sandy beach. A tourist complex nearby provides all basic amenities to tourists. It is the largest and gentlest beach of Diu.\nThe Golden sand beach undulates into the horizon while the Arabian Sea laps away at the edge as though imploring the sands to let it find its own peach. You can do swimming, sunbathing, parasailing, surfing etc."

    Goghla Beach

  • Gomatimala Beach

    "Guatemala's Pacific Coast is lined with hundreds of beaches, all of which are covered with black volcanic sand. While the sand varies from fine to pebble-sized, most of the beaches are wide, with waves suitable for surfing and body-surfing. Nearly all of Guatemala's Pacific beaches have a strong undertow, so even strong swimmers should avoiding straying too far from shore. For a beach lined with hotels and restaurants, try Monterrico or Champerico. For a more isolated experience try Barra del Jiote, Tulate or Las Lisas."

    Gomatimala Beach

  • Jallandhar Beach

    "Jallandhar Shrine is located on a hillock close to the beach. This small shrine crowned with a dome houses a stone carved face of Jallandhar a mythological demon who was killed by Lord Krishna. Near by there is also a temple of Goddess Chandrika. The beach is at a distance of 1 km from Diu Town."

    Jallandhar Beach

  • Nagoa Beach

    "It is located near the Nagoa hamlet of the village of Bucharwada. The Beach is exceptionally beautiful and quiet. In this horse - shoe shaped beach, various water sports facilities are available. It is completely safe for swimming. Plenty of Hoka trees whisper and sway in the intoxicating sea breeze all day long. The virginity of the beach and serenity of the surroundings give the visitor peace and pleasure beyond expression.\nA perfect semi circle beach where the gentle lapping waves beckon you to wade into them for a fun filled time of swimming, gamboling or just lolling around the soft sand shores or to find you napping under the palm trees filled with the soothing breeze."

    Nagoa Beach

  • Cathedral of Bom Jesu

    "The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika (Portuguese: Basilica do Bom Jesus) is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[1][2] The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rule.[3]\n'Bom Jesus' (literally, 'Good (or Holy) Jesus') is the name used for the infant Jesus. The Jesuit church is India's first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India."

    Cathedral of Bom Jesu

  • Church of Our Lady

    "The Church of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk) in Bruges, Belgium, dates mainly from the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries.\nIts tower, at 122.3 meters in height, remains the tallest structure in the city and the second tallest brickwork tower in the world (the tallest being the St. Martin's Church in Landshut, Germany).\nIn the choir space behind the high altar are the tombs of Charles the Bold, last Valois Duke of Burgundy, and his daughter, the duchess Mary. The gilded bronze effigies of both father and daughter repose at full length on polished slabs of black stone. Both are crowned, and Charles is represented in full armor and wearing the decoration of the Order of the Golden Fleece.\nThe altarpiece of the large chapel in the southern aisle enshrines the most celebrated art treasure of the church--a white marble sculpture of the Madonna and Child created by Michelangelo around 1504. Probably meant originally for Siena Cathedral, it was purchased in Italy by two Brugean merchants, the brothers Jan and Alexander Mouscron, and in 1514 donated to its present home. The sculpture was twice recovered after being looted by foreign occupiers--French revolutionaries circa 1794 and Nazi Germans in 1944."

    Church of Our Lady

  • St Paul's Church

    "The St. Paul's Church, Diu, is situated in Diu Island, on the west coast of India, a Union Territory of India. It is located in the town of Diu, which came under the control of the Portuguese colonists in early 16th century.\nThe St. Paul's Church, named after St. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus also known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, among the three churches built by the Portuguese in Diu. It is considered one of the best examples of baroque architecture (artistic style) in India.[1][2][3]"

    St Paul's Church

  • Damanganga Tourist Complex

    "It happens so often that you visit a tourist spot spend half the time gathering exact information regarding the place and then run around to reach those places, stand in queue etc. However, if you ever visit the Damanganga Tourist Complex you will praise the person who conceptualized and created such an amazing assortment of facilities. \nThis is one of the most well conceived Integrated projects in the country and is studded with a Cafeteria, Health Club, Amphi Theatre, Cottages, Conference Hall, many Giant Water Falls, Water sports, Island Gardens, Fountains and much more. All these facilities are available at one spot under one roof (well, not exactly one roof, but close by. You get the idea!)."

    Damanganga Tourist Complex


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