Daman earlier called 'Damao', is situated on the west
coast of India, bordered by the Arabian Sea. It is surrounded
by the Kolak River on the north, Gujarat on the east,
Kalai River on the south and Gulf of Cambay on the west.
The clean and picturesque beached of Daman are very inviting
to all the tourists especially the ever tensed and tired
The amusement park on the Devka beach and Nani Daman rejuvenates
and recreates the tourists. The illumination on festive
days is a treat to the eyes.
beach offers a very silent and serene atmosphere, an ideal
place for 'solitude-hunters'. Other tourist places in
Daman are Nani Daman Jetty Garden, old churches,
forts, lighthouse and a summerhouse.
12 meters, Climate : (deg C)- Summer- Max 36, Min
20; Winter- Max 26, Min 20, Best Season : October
Places Of Interest:
Fort, Moti Daman,Fort, Nani Daman; Light House (in Moti
Daman Fort), Bom Jesus Church and Our Lady of Rosary Chapel
(inside fort, Moti Daman fort) Our lady of Sea Church
(inside Nani Daman fort), Hilsa Aquarium, Kachigam Water
Tank, Nani Daman; Hathi Park, Moti Daman; Bridge Side
Garden, Nani/Moti Daman; Municipal Children Park, Nani
Devika Beach- 4 km, Near Devka Colony, Nani Daman, Jampore
Beach-6 km, Near Jampore Village, Moti Daman.
Reach - By Air: Nearest airport is Bombay– 193 kms. By Rail: Nearest railhead is Vapi– 12kms. By
Road: Bombay- 93 kms, Ahmedabad- 67 kms, Diu- 763
kms, Panaji via Bombay- 87 kms.
Pandavas during their fourteen years of exile are believed
to have passed a few days at a place known as Mani Nagar
(DIU) which was under the Yadavas led by Krishna Vasudeva
during Mahabharata period. According to mythology, Diu
was ruled by the great king Jallandhar who was a daitya
(Demon) and was killed by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan
Chakra. The temple of Jallandhar still exists in Diu.
A palm-fringed, largely deserted and secluded beach, Nagoa
is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in India.
The unique shoe-shape of the beach makes it all the more
The island of
Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is situated off the
Saurashtra coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district.
The other equally beautiful beaches are Ahmedpur, Mandvi,Chakratirath,
Jallandhar, and Gomtimata all having their own charm and
thrill.The word 'Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word
'Dweep'. During the period from the 14th to 16th century
Diu was one of the best Sea Ports and a Naval base.
sq.km, Altitude : 29 meters, Climate : (deg
C)- Summer- Min 20, Max 38; Winter- Min 20, Max 25, Rainfall:
70cms, Best Season : October to May.
Places Of Interest:
Diu Fort, Forte do Mar, Gupta Prayag at Delwada , Gangeshwar
Temple , Nagao Beach , Shaking Tower at Delwada.