Union Territory: –Daman & Diu. District: –Daman. Total Area: – 72 sq. Km. Altitude: – 12 Meter above sea level. Best Time to Visit: – Oct to March. How to Reach: – From Mumbai by road only 177 km via NH 48 High way.( Travel time 3 Hrs to 4 Hrs ) By train Mumbai western line to Vapi railway st. from there one can take Taxi or auto to reach Nani Daman police st. Nearest Airport: –Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Weather: –Summer: –25℃ to 35℃Winter: – 14℃ to 26℃Mansoon: – June to September. Special Food: –COZIDO As Daman area is rules by Portuguese from the 16th century till 20th century for almost 450 years it has adapted Portuguese culture, this is the main reason dishes like Cozido are so famous & popular in people of Daman. Prepared just like a stew full of vegetables & meat. Cizido is popular as a Dish which served mostly on Christmas.
History:- History of Daman goes back in 8th Century when it was ruled by Chodwa Rajputs till the 13th century. For 200 years after 13th century Daman is ruled by Muslim emperors. But it’s all changed in the starting of the 16th century when Portuguese started ruling this place. They ruled Daman & Diu for almost 450 years meantime all local culture merged with Portuguese culture from food to language. Portuguese rulers built a fortress on the island. In 1961 Daman & Diu gain freedom from Portuguese along with Goa. Goa becomes a State but Daman & Diu received the status of Union territory in 1978.The city of Daman was earlier known as “Damano”Legend says that “Daman” and “Diu” were originally the names of two lovers.
ATTRACTIONS:- SAO JERONIMO FORT:- The Sao Jeronimo fort is named after the twentieth viceroy – Don Jeronimo. to keep eye on Damanganga River.A church of the lady of the Sea adorns the striking landward which also features a colossal gateway designed intricately. The military architecture is a sight for the eyes as its detailed complex arrangement will leave you in awe with its majestic structure
Situated at about 3 km from Nani Daman, Devka beach stands tall with its picturesque ambiance and pristine landscape. A well-catered amusement park for children with charming attractions such as the musical fountains which bring in tunes to match with the sea-breeze. A must visit during your stay at Daman, this one can prove to be the hotspot for your family as people from all age groups come here for the sheer energy and vigour of the place.
CHURCH OF BOM JESUS:- Constructed in 1603, the church of Bom Jesus is one of the most renowned places of worship for locals and tourists alike. The mesmerizing style of Portuguese architecture is best reflected by its lavish carved doorway, intricately adorned interiors, and decorated ceiling. Statues depicting Roman art and architecture also leave a lasting impression that you will relish forever.
DOMINION MONASTERY:- Headquarters of theological studies in the past, the Dominion Monastery of Daman was eminent for attracting philosophers and scholars from all over the world. The religious monastery is itself an architectural wonder that is intricately crafted with stone carvings which rightfully reflects the glory of its past.
Water Sports Parasailing:- Daman also boasts of para-kiting adventures for you to partake for adrenaline fueled experience. Bordi Beach is one of the popular locales where hundreds of people turn up to take a chance at ruling the sky and the sea with exciting parasailing options and other adventure activities. Adventure Cycling:- Touring the roads of Daman in a bicycle can turn into an addictive guilty pleasure during your trip. Expect the Portuguese architectural buildings along the roads to overwhelm you and the pleasant sea-breeze to lure you towards it on your vacation in Daman. Water Skiing:- The most fascinating water surface sports are practiced with much gusto and vivacious energy in Daman. Explore the beaches of Daman to enjoy Water Skiing at its best. Do explore New places, it will give you a clear vision of Life.