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Daman & Diu - Quick Facts

Capital :Daman
Area: 102 Sq. Km.
Population:242,911
Altitude: 12 m above sea level
Season: November and February
Clothing: summer Cotton Cloth, Winter Woollen
Rainfall: 300 cm average
Languages:Gujarati,Hindi,English,Marathi
Famous: For Beaches
Best Time To Visit: Oct-March


Daman... for all season
Sitting on the peppery sands of Daman – Ganga that flows softly to hug the Srabian Sea, a few leagues away, is DAMAN, a picturesque port town of indescribable loveliness. Age cannot wither her or the custom stale her infinite variety.

Just 13 km drive from Vapi, Daman offers an ideal retreat and a refreshing holiday away from the sick, hurry and divided aims of the mad, mad world around. Temperature in climate round the year it is a get away – home in all seasons. A Portuguese enclave for four centuries and a half till the close of the colonial rule in 1961, Daman has been a coveted prize for. Which princes and potentates, indigenous satraps and alien powers waged was. Muted memories of history lie vaulted in the monuments of Daman, gathering the slime of Time. It had been a melting pot where races and cultures met and mixed to bring forth a multi – colored identity. Try Daman once and you’ll be drawn to this scenic spot again and again, rest repose, fun ad laughter with friendly and hospitable people.


By Air
Nearest Airport is Mumbai. Domestic and International flights are available.

By Rail
Most of the Express & Passenger Trains from Mumbai to Vapi, where the Traveler to Daman has to alight, he may also alight at Valsad, which is just 45 km from Daman by Road.

By Road
Taxi cabs paying between Vapi & Daman await you at the Station. Mumbai - 193 Kms, Ahmedabad - 367 Kms, Diu - 763 Kms, Panaji (GOA) via Mumbai - 787 Kms.


Devka
The long shore – line at Devka has always fascinated the Tourist. The beautiful and well tended amusement park with its musical fountain and kid’s corner has become very popular, attracting bus loads of Tourists every weekend. When the park is illuminated on festive days, it provides an enchanting sight. Most of the food joints and posh hotels are just within walking distance. Taxis and auto rickshaw are easily available to take you to Devka. Children enjoy the facility of the pony – ride on the sands. The traveler can beat the summer heat by taking a swim in the cool waters of the sea.

Damanganga Tourist Complex
An unique integrated project with a Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall, Amphi Theater, Giant Water Falls, Fountains which provide the visiting tourist all facilities in one location. This complex will mesmerize any tourist visiting Daman with its beauty, facilities and size.

Jampore Beach
Towards south, Jampore Beach leads on to the border of Gujrat. It is a pleasant spot, where one communes with nature in sublime solitude. This beach is most sited to swimming as it is danger – free. During low – tide, one can walk on the soft wet sand left into the sea. Don’t miss a picnic with your family in the shade of Casurina plantation on the sea – shore.

Nani Daman
Nani Daman offers some wonderful sites to the traveler: Gandhi Park near Nani Daman Jetty, Nani Daman Fort and the church inside and the fishing jetty where boats are anchored to name a few. The tourist crosses over to Moti Daman through the Daman – Ganga bridge where an old world world of board roads, the massive Fort, the stately Light House, Gardens, Historic Monuments and ancient Churches in Gothic style provide a feast to aesthetic taste.

Fort of Naini Daman
The Small fort with high stone walls enclosed an area of 12,250 sq. it has three bastions and two gateways. The most conspicuous part of the Fort is the giant gateway facing the river with a large state of St Jerome and two giant human figures. Fort of Moti Daman The massive Fort that runs round the settlement like a girdle dates back to 1559 AD. The colossal structure in the present form encompasses about 30,000 sq mt, with 10 bastions and two gateways. The fort is protected by a moat on the land side and also connects the river to the sea. It is basically polygonal in plan with projections at regular intervals of about 500 feet and carrying splayed angular bastions. The parapet above the fortification walls is without merlons but is provided with loop hotels. The terraces close to the top of the wall are connected to the inner ground surface by open flight of steps at many places. All along the inner wall, there are barracks for defense personnel’s. The inscription above the southern gate mentions that this gate along with the bastions adjacent to it was completed in 1581.

Satya Sagar Udyan
Satya sagar Udyan about 3 km from the Taxi Park at Naini Daman and very close to the coast Guard Air Station, over the Daman – Valsad Road squats a spell – binding lake – garden “Satya Sagar Udyan” with its colorful fountains and shrub – skirted promenades offer an enchanting view. The restaurant and snack bar provide a variety of dishes of different regional flavours.

Church of Bom Jesus
The Church of Bom Jesus was completed in its present form in 1603 AD. The richly carved doorway and the highly decorated interiors together with the lofty ceiling and burnishing alter invite aesthetic attention. In the early days of the Portuguese rule Bom Jesus was a parish Church.

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