State Capital: Union Territory
Best Time to Visit: October to May
Climate: Warm summers / Cool winters
Airport(s): Diu airport
Daman is a part of Gulf of Khambat and Diu - a little island connected to the Gujarat mainland with a small stretch of land. Unobtrusive, tranquil and beautiful, Daman and Diu have historical backgrounds that definitely arouse interest.
Daman lives on .on the banks of 'Daman Ganga' a silver stream that snakes through Daman sands and falls into the vast Arabian Sea.
Segregated into Nani Daman and Moti Daman, Daman boasts of peaceful beaches, forts and churches.
Ruled by Chowda Rajputs in between the 8th and 13th centuries, Daman and Diu were a part of Goa. Later the Waghala rulers established their hegemony in this region who were ousted by Muslim rulers at a later period. The Portuguese ruled Daman and Diu till Goa became independent in the year 1987. Daman and Diu were separated from Goa and were constituted as a Union Territory.
Daman and Diu are a cultural explosion of tribal dances, colorful festivals and customs.
Places of Tour Interest
Set out on tours to the Daman Ganga Complex, Somnath Mahadeo Mandir, Moti Daman Fort, Church of Bom Jesus, Fort of Nani Daman and Satya Sagar Udyan, Hilsa Aquarium, Kachigam Water Tank, Hathi Park and Light House in Daman, India.
Diu has a lot to offer a discerning tourist. Visit the Nagoa Beach, Gangeshwar Temple, Nagoa For, Panikotha Fort, Jallandhar Shrine Beach, St. Paul's Church and the Lighthouse on tours to Diu, India.