Moti Daman Overview

Ranked 5 of 19 sightseeing in Daman

Moti Daman was once occupied by the Portuguese colonial rulers and is one of the oldest places in Daman. It is famous for an old fort that has about 10 bastions and 2 gateways. The walls of this fort are quite large and are surrounded by a moat.

Moti Daman Fort was constructed in 1559 and is spread across an area of about 30,000 sq. km. The fort has been built in the shape of a polygon with over 500 ft high projections. There is a 17th century Iberian Church, named St. Cathedral Church, at this fort, which features a gold-painted wooden altar.

A new Hilsa Aquarium has been constructed within this Moti Daman Fort, which is popular for the submarine boat ride and exotic fish. There is also a Governor's Palace within the fort that has a carved stairway and ornate chandeliers.

Buses, taxis and auto rickshaws are available from the main city to visit Moti Daman.
 

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What travellers are saying about Moti Daman

Experience scale
  • Very Good 3
  • Excellent 3
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Good 1
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Famous for:
Forts
Entry:
free
57% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Good shopping place

This Moti Daman is very good place for international chocolate and cloths. There cloths is very good and very fency look for kids and ladies clothes very good. Jents cloths also very good. There one market is good for buy chocolate. You must be visit this bazzar. It is came in middle of Moti Daman.

Khushal Agarwal

Khushal Agarwal3.9/5

7 reviews

Worth visiting place in Daman

It is one of the few places that are worth visiting in Daman. It has got so beautiful architecture and can get some amazing photos from here. The fort is quite good and boasts of Portuguese touch but don't expect too much, you are not going to be blown away by it.

Aakash Dhingra

Aakash Dhingra0.7/5

10 reviews

Worst Place

The worst thing about Daman is moti Daman, there is a so called Fort, which I should not even visit because there is nothing. The fort was all about its boundary wall and a so called light house. I had my worst exp in Daman.

Prithvipal singh Kanawat

Prithvipal singh Kanawat2.9/5

2 reviews

Must visit

Fort and 2 Churches inside it along with a beach can be visited with in 4-5 hours. Daman is worth this much time only. Both the Churches have beautiful carved wooden work worth seeing. I suggest not to stay there in night and move to Silvassa which is 30-35kms from Daman. If you start early in the Morning you can explore both Daman and Silvassa by evening.

Kamal Pansari

Kamal Pansari3.2/5

15 reviews

Good View of Dewka Beach

This place is very near to Devka beach. From this place you can take a view of Devka beach from the top of the fort. Fort is not so much attractive and nothing to see much but sea side view is good and can grab good pics :).Place is always with less crowd so one can spend quality time with family and couples. One light house is there inside the for which can be seen as well.

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

569 reviews

Must visit

It is a very good place. There are all type of facility available. There nightlight is very good and very amazing place. One side sea and one side city are available. There road and there office is very good. Must visit there.

Prerak Rathore

Prerak Rathore5.0/5

2 reviews

Historical Fort

It is a nice place to be with your kids and spend some quality time learning about its historical importance. The scenery is wonderful you can just keep oozing on it.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.3/5

581 reviews

The Old City

Moti Daman is the old city of Daman, where the administrative buildings are located. It is basically a walled fort inside which all the buildings are there. Do not miss the Church of Bom Jesus, the lighthouse and the Jetty Gardens.

Dr prabal Awasthi

Dr prabal Awasthi3.6/5

82 reviews

Moti Daman - An awesome place for relaxation

After night rest at Hotel Shilton and enjoying at Devka Beach. We decided for local sightseeing by taxi, in overall look Daman gives impression of life of Goa where life is moving at slow pace with lovely people. We reached Moti Daman after visiting Nani and Daman. We reached fort of Moti Daman which was once used to keep eye ships and cargos. It has an Old Watch Tower from where you can view beautiful sea and large area of Daman. So overall an awesome place for relaxation.

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Jimit Patel

Jimit Patel4.3/5

8 reviews

It's an awesome place for refreshing

Me and my friends went to Daman on our vacation and we had lots of fun there. There is beautiful beach and wonderful sightseeing. There are also water park near Daman and where you can enjoy different awesome rides. It's very beautiful place for refreshing mind and enjoying holidays with friends.You should go and visit that place for at least once.

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Moti Daman, Daman

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Dr prabal Awasthi

Moti Daman location beside the beach