Daman & Diu

Daman & Diu

 
The districts of Daman & Diu became a Union Territory after de-linking from Goa which attained statehood on May 30, 1987. Daman is separated from Gujarat by the Kolak river in the north and the Kalai river in the south. On its west is the Arabian sea. The main river Daman Ganga divides the town into two parts Moti Daman in the south and Nani Daman in the north.










 
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The districts of Daman & Diu became a Union Territory after de-linking from Goa which attained statehood on May 30, 1987. Daman is separated from Gujarat by the Kolak river in the north and the Kalai river in the south. On its west is the Arabian sea. The main river Daman Ganga divides the town into two parts Moti Daman in the south and Nani Daman in the north.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Area: 72 Sq.Km
Altitude: 12 mts.
Temperature :
Summer Max. 36 Deg. C. Min. 20 Deg. C.
Winter Max. 30 Deg. C. Min. 20 Deg. C
Season: October to May
STD code: 0260

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION :

Air : Nearest airport is Mumbai (193 Km.) connected by Indian Airlines with major cities in India

Rail : Nearest railhead to visit Daman is Vapi (12 kms.) on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad line of western railways.

Road : Vapi, on Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH No. 8, connects Daman by motorable road with Ahmedabad 367 Km, Diu 675 Km, Mumbai 193 Km, Panaji via Mumbai 787 Km, Surat 150 Km., Vadodara 300 Km., Valsad 55 Km., etc

Bus : Regular state transport bus services are available from Bhilad, Valsad and Vapi.

PLACES OF INTEREST

Bom Jesus Church and Our Lady of Rosary Chapel : These impressive churches built by the Portuguese are famous for their magnificent rosewood carvings.

Dominican Monastery:Also known as the Convent of St. Domingos, this imposing building in Moti Daman, is now in ruins.

Devka Beach : A sandy, shady & rocky beach.

Gandhi Park :A Municipal park developed for children

Hilsa Aquarium :The recently developed Hilsa Aquarium has a good collection of exotic and colouful fish.

Jampore Beach :The picturesque shores of the Jampore beach in Moti Daman are situated at the southernmost point of the district.

Kadaiya Lake Garden :Situated in Nani Daman, this is a man made lake along with a beautiful garden.

Hilsa Aquarium :The recently developed Hilsa Aquarium has a good collection of exotic and colouful fish.

Light House: Situated within the Fort, the lighthouse commands a magnificent view.

Moti Daman Fort: The entire fort area is very clean and tidy with well-planned roads and tiny clean lanes, side cafes, mini gardens and flowering trees.

Nani Daman Fort: Located on the northern bank of Daman Ganga river, this fort has three bastions and two gateways. The imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea is the principal building within the fort.

Pargola Garden: A monument raised in memory of the Portuguese soldiers who fell during the liberation uprising at Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Satya Narayan Mandir , Satya Sagar Udyan: With its colourful fountains and shrub skirted promenades it offers an enchanting view.

Somnath Temple: With intricate glasswork, it is worth visiting.

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