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, Daman and Diu

(Daman is also known as Daman and Diu)
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Fast Facts
State: Daman and Diu
District: Daman
Famous for/as: Beaches
Languages: Gujarati, English
Best Season: Oct - Apr
Weather: Summer 18 to 37°C, Winter 10 to 32°C
Altitude: 0 m
Pincode: 396210
STD code: 396210
Daman is a tiny little area sandwiched between the State of Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Arabian Sea. It is blessed with the very best natural resources and beauty that God can possess. Daman prides itself on its rich and varied historical heritage covering more than 2 millenniums. The history of Daman dating back to over 2000 years is replete with various rulers, conquests and surrenders. Starting from the First Century AD as a part of the country known as Lata until the Portuguese noticed this port in the 16th century and acquired it from the Shahs.

Blessed with an affable climate and people, Daman is an ideal place for tourists without any climatic restrictions. Replete with Casuarinas windbreaks, tranquil seashores, heavenly beaches and easy availability of liquor thrown in as a bonus makes Daman a tourist haven. The territory also attracts many history students and enthusiast due to its palpable Portuguese influence.

The beaches and religious places of Daman are an invigorating combination of silver talcum sands, stretches of lazy palms and ancient monuments. Add these attractions to the amazing attitude and zeal of the locals and you get festive occasions with illuminated parks throughout the year.

Daman, in true sense presents a posy of attractions and a wide choice for shopping. The leather products, bamboo mats and baskets (not to forget some of the exotic brands of Indian and foreign liquors available freely) are sure to make a shopaholic drop with joy. The handmade (intricate works) articles are also a must buy on your tour package to Daman.
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Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

  by Afia Ahmad  on Feb 11, 2014
A detailed article on the best weekend getaways from Mumbai and suggestive list of place around Mumbai for a great holiday

Enjoy the Sun and the Sand at Daman and Diu

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Dec 06, 2011
Daman and Diu is the second smallest Union Territory in India. This territory located in the Western Ghats comprises of two land bodies- Daman, situated near Surat and Diu – situated near Junagadh.

Travel within city

Daman is one of the lesser known tourist destinations in India and hence the local transportation is not extensive. The nearest airport is at Mumbai and driving down from Mumbai is the best option. The distance from Mumbai to Daman is around 200 km and airport taxis usually charge around Rs 2500 for the drive. The closest railway stations at Vapi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Vapi is around 12 km from Daman and the drive takes around one hour. Daman can also be reached from Vadadora which is around 300 km from the town.


The local transport includes share taxis and buses. Some private cabs are also available. Share taxis are convenient and an easy way to travel around the city. They are cheap and can be hailed of the road.


Daman has a good system of local buses which operate for most part of the day. Buses are usually crowded as they are the cheapest and easiest option.

Auto Rickshaw

Auto rickshaws are also available from most of the main areas and they are a good way to travel around the city. Autos are quick and easily available. Night fares are usually higher than normal fares. Auto rickshaws may not be metered and it is advisable to negotiate the prices in advance.


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Comments (1) Reviews (0)
Yup the tour guide was interesting, but one suggestion if you could focous on the large scale chart. As the one which you have displayed is a small scale chart, would help alot for all.
Posted by Sachin Shrivstava 7 year, 2 months ago

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