Daman & Diu Tourism

Daman & Diu Tourism


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Daman & Diu

Daman & Diu, the second smallest Union Territory of India, is located on the west coast. Daman and Diu are two separate areas, geographically located within the state of Gujarat. Daman is close to the town of Vapi in southern Gujarat, while Diu is near Junagarh in the Saurashtra Peninsula of Gujarat. Daman & Diu were part of the Portuguese territories in India, and joined the Indian Union in 1961. After that Goa, Daman & Diu were part of a single Union Territory till 1987 when Goa became a separate state. Daman is the administrative headquarters of Daman & Diu.

 

Daman is divided by the Damanganga River into two parts. It is known for its twin forts the Moti Daman and the Nani Daman. Moti Daman has wide streets, a 17th-century church the Se Cathedral and a lighthouse. Nani Daman has the Church of Our Lady of Rosary and a fishing village nearby. Near the river is an 18th-century Jain Temple with murals. In Dabhel village is the important Somnath Mahadev Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devka Beach and Jampore beach are also tourist spots.

 

Diu is a tiny island in the Arabian Sea, near the port of Veraval, connected by two bridges to the mainland. Chassi is its main river. To the east of the town of Diu is the Diu Fort, right on the coast. The Panikotha (Water House) is a smaller fortress and accessible by boat. Gangeshwar Temple is dedicated to Shiva. The churches of St. Paul and St. Francis of Assisi are located at the Jallandhar Beach. The Nagoa Beach is a fine beach and so named because of its horseshoe shape. Diu is also noted for its birdlife including blue rock pigeon, doves and parrots. During the cooler months from August till February many migratory birds also visit the island.

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Samir Desai

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  • Samir Desai
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  • Lives in Rajkot
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  • 26 Reviews
  •  19 helpful votes
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"Awesome place to be at"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 5, 2015
DIU, a dream destination for me always, I spent lot of time in diu and always experienced pleasure peace there. I have visited almost 50 times in 10 years but I always felt peace and refreshment there. I feel homely peace there.
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Nikunj Bhatt

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  • Nikunj Bhatt
  • Lives in Vadodara
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"Awesome Place Must Visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 20, 2015
Hello friends im just visit Diu must say its awesome place friends must visit once yrr with Family, Friends or any other. Awesome Beach, Hotels, Food and Nice people. It's little bit costly but it's comfortable Late night party Beer and lots More.
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Jay Modh

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  • Lives in Vadodara
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"A nice place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2015
Me & my family had been to Daman & enjoyed so much. The atmosphere of Daman is very cool and the beach is awesome for couples. To have fun. We visited Diu and Somnath temple. Had a great fun.
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Bhavesh Rana

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  • Bhavesh Rana
  • Lives in Surat
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"Daman & Diu-A must visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2015
Last time our family journey for the Daman is very very interesting and very delight. It is the place where you can enjoy lot of things. There are also more no of places to visit for your successful journey. We spent 3 days at there. It is very very good experience for me and our family. The sea is one of the most interesting place.
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Bernard Alvares

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Good place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Oct 22, 2015
It is nice place to visit. Good atmosphere there is Mirasol Waterpark & Devka beach. It is nice place to see there is a rick which take 100 rs to Devka beach & 150 to Mirasol Waterpark. In that park there is a small mini train it is nice to see the train. But after 9 pm it dark the city is close less of traffic but during any festival there is its of crowed on the road full public come to have fun. The food is good you get veg & non veg food also.
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Ayush Sinha

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"The life you will never have anywhere else"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 25, 2015
Perfect outing with total strangers. Beware, don't go with people you already know. Fort is a must visit place. Local restaurants and hotels have amazing packages for you which also includes DJ. Drink and leave yourself anywhere. You will find yourself at your home in the morning. Cafes are favourite and the beach is awesome.
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Shilpi Kapoor

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"Go for that 'one' breathtaking view!"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Jul 28, 2015
This coastal city has beautiful Green cover, awesome weather. Beaches were slightly less than the expectation, may be due to the regular crowd - more for booze than for beach.

Anyways, my Stay at The Deltin hotel, was a good experience. Beautiful hotel property, courteous staff.

I suggest not to travel to this city for beaches particularly, rather go for a good long drive. And don't forget to drive through the government Secretariat campus, it is beautifully done, all low rise structure, colorful building facades. The main road is one way, so the only way out is through the other gate, which takes you to the peripheral the Fort wall, and man, this is something no one should miss - a beautiful sea view, one of those Hollywood style, very close to the sea. Must say it was breath taking. Do not worry, place was well visited by the families. Not more than 5-6 families at a time.

Happy Holiday!
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Prateek Singh

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  • Prateek Singh
  • Lives in Pune
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"Overall, a good place with very good and cheap food"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
I went to Daman on 1st May for 3 days till 3rd May.

Although I was aware that it's totally off season to visit Daman still I planned to visit the place as there were no option to visit during that period in Maharashtra.

I was expecting the climate to be a bit pleasant as compared to Pune but after reaching there I realized that it was bit more hote as compared to Pune in day as well as evening time so if you guys are planning to visit Daman and can't bear the hot waves then plan accordingly.

The good point about Daman is that food here is really cheap and to my surprise very tasty. I was not at all expecting such a good food on such a reasonable price.

There are many places near Daman like Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli Madhuban Dam etc. Which you should plan while planning to visit Daman. Apart from that there are many option in Daman as well to spend good time with family and friends like Nani Daman and Moti Daman forts, Some good water parks, 2 beaches (devka and Jampore).

So overall I would say that it's' good and a peaceful place and you should certainly plan vacation if you like to spend some good time with your family and friends.
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Abhishek Boob

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"Good place to spend a couple of days"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jun 21, 2015
Daman is situated in gujarat and is a good place to spend a couple of days being relaxed with your family. There are a lot of 5-star hotels and resorts where you can get relaxed enjoying water park and spa services. Nearest railway station is Vapi. Devika beach is a place where you can visit to enjoy sea sights. But you will find couples more on the beach rather than family. So enjoy our trip.
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Arup Bhunia

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"Very good place to spend your holidays"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted May 18, 2015
Before writing this the one word that comes to my mind is astonishing. Daman is so good to spend your holidays with lots of fun like you can visit Mirasol lake. Even you can get some super luxury hotels there to enjoy your holidays with family as well as your friends.
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