Daman and Diu

The union territories of Daman and Diu lie on the edge of the southern borders of Gujarat, in western India. Daman boasts of a rich historical heritage. Daman can boast of a rich and multi - faced cultural heritage. The local people of this place are always engrossed in dance and music. Honey mooners and tourists can find here a true fusion of cultures viz. tribal, urban, European and Indian. It is the sister island of Daman having equally beautiful tourist attractions in terms of beaches and forts.

Tourist Attraction in Daman & Diu

In Daman, one can visit the Fort of St. Jerome, where there is a Jain temple as well. Then there is an age old Se Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady of Rosary which is also worth a visit. It showcases the superb Portuguese carvings on its walls. There are many beautiful beaches here like Devika Beach and Nani Daman Jampore Beach are to name a few. In Diu, on can enjoy the beauty nand charms of the forts {Forte do Mar (1 km)}, ancient old temples {Gangeshwar Temple (5 km)}, beaches {Nagao Beach (9 km)} and Shaking Tower at Delwada (9 km).

Excursions in Daman & Diu

Girnar Hill Junagadh (185 km) Palitana (195 km) Somnath Temple (72 km) Sasangir (128 km) Tulsi Shyam (45 km) Chorwad (97 km) Ahmedpur Mandvi (130 km).

How to Reach Daman & Diu

Daman is just 160 km from Mumbai, 110 km from surat, 300 km from Baroda and about 400 kms from Ahmedabad. One can also enjoy a pleasant drive from Mumbai. Regular bus services are available from Vapi, Bhilad and Valsad. Local buses, unmetered taxis and tongas are also available from the railway station to other towns. Diu is connected by Vayudoot services with Bombay and Ahmedabad. Nearest railway station is Delwada (9 km) connected via Veraval (85 km) which in turn is the conveniently connected to Bombay via Ahmedabad. Diu is very well connected by road via Una (30 km), to Ahmedabad (495 km), Bhavnagar (225 km), Bombay (930 km), Daman (763 km), Sasangir (128 km), Rajkot (261 km), Somnath (87 km), Veraval (77 km). There are regular state transport bus services from Una, Delwada. Private buses and Auto rickshaws ply within the town.

Specialties of Daman & Diu

Nariyal Purnima marks the beginning of the fishing season after the monsoon. Excited boat races and swimming contests take place which tourists can enjoy. In order to make the travel tour to Daman and Diu more joyful you need to choose just the right kind of accommodation for you. The various hotels packages in Daman and Diu offer the best of facilities.

Best Time to Visit Daman & Diu

Both the islands have typically maritime climate and pleasant atmosphere which attracts the tourists throughout the year. Summers of Daman are generally hot in comparison to Diu and thus it is advisable to wear cottons. The climate of the place is highly affected because of the sea and its gentle breezes which makes it a cool and dry place. The best season to visit is from September to May.