History : Daman & Diu, the second smallest union territory is situated on the west coast of India. These twin islands were under the control of the Portuguese for a period of 450 years. The massive forts, magnificent cathedrals, and other impressive monuments of Daman & Diu exude the subtle old world charm of its colonial era. Daman & Diu is renowned for its natural splendour.
The white sandy secluded beaches are quite inviting and offer many opportunities for water sports. Owing to its favorable climate, scenic location and serene surroundings, Daman & Diu is the most popular weekend gateway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
Daman & Diu
Daman and Diu is known for its untouched natural beauty and unrivalled serenity. Daman & Diu Tourism offers excellent growth potential to attract numerous domestic as well as overseas tourists every year.
In order to promote tourism in Daman & Diu, Daman & Diu Tourism Board has taken many initiatives from development of infrastructure, to conservation of historical monuments and buildings. A good number of hotels and guesthouses have sprung up in the towns, which are run by Daman & Diu Tourism and private hoteliers. The online website of Daman & Diu tourism guide offers complete information on the tourist attractions in Daman & Diu, transportation, accommodation, travel agents details and many other useful inputs about Daman & Diu.
For any tourist related information, one can also contact Daman & Diu Tourism Department, Paryatan Bhawan that is situated opposite to the main bus stand in Daman & Diu India.
Tourist Attractions Daman & Diu
Fort of St. Jerome, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Devka beach, Zampa Gateway, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Jallandhar, Gangeshwar temple, Nagoa beach, Gomptimata temple, Jama Masjid. Some other noteworthy Daman & Diu travel destinations are the stately Light House, the amusement park and the Gandhi Park that are located at Daman jetty.
Best time to visit Daman & Diu
Daman & Diu India experiences a pleasant climate all over the year. In summer, Daman & Diu is blessed with cool breeze coming from over the Arabian Sea. Beginning October to culminating May is the perfect time to visit this wonderland.
How to reach Daman &Diu ?
By Air - The nearest airport Mumbai is 193 Kms away. All major airlines like Jet Airways, Jetlite, Spice jet, Indigo Kingfisher Airlines operate regular flights to and from Mumbai. Diu Airport is 5 km away from the town, north of Nagoa Beach. There are regular flights to and from Mumbai.
By Rail - The nearest railhead is Vapi, which is 10 Kms away. Mumbai and Ahmedabad are two very important Railway Stations of the Western Railways, which are very close from Daman.
By Road - National Highway No 8 links Daman & Diu by motorable road with Ahmedabad 367 Km, Mumbai 193 Km, and Vadodara 300 Km.