Daman is a city in the Union territory Daman & Diu. Daman Ganga River divided Daman into two parts one is Andaman and other part is Motidaman. Meaning of Nani is small and meaning of Moti is Big. Both are connected by two bridges. One is used to travel only small vehicles like two wheelers and other will be used to travel heavy vehicles such as trucks, cars etc… This place is famous for the manufacturing of several products such as plastics, windmills, printing ink, dyes, electronics, toys, fertilisers, chemicals, pesticides, etc…
For more than 400 years this place was ruled by Portuguese. They have arranged colonies in this place. In 16th century large fort was built in Motidaman to protect the Daman from Moghuls. Even today this fort is using for working purpose of different government offices. After the battle between Indians and Portuguese, Daman was formed as Republic of India in 1961.
What to see in Daman:
Bom Jesus Church: Portuguese artisans worked hard to build this church. Every year thousands of visitors came to this place. Bom Jesus is worshipped here.
Church of our Lady of the Rosary: Tombstones of Portuguese can be found in this place.
Old Fort: one of the major attractions of Daman is Old Fort. Here two churches, a hospital and Governors palace were situated. Drawbridge is located on the eastern side of the fort.
Fort of Moti Daman: Area covered by this fort is 30 sq.kms. This was built in 1559.
Jain Temple: This temple was built during 18th century. On the walls of the temple paintings of Mahavir’s life can be seen.
Devka Beach: This is the relaxation place for several visitors. It is located 3 Kms from Nanidaman.
Mirasol Resort and water park: This is the man made resort. Artificial lake is used for boating. Other interesting things in this park are water slides, machan like setting on the tree tops, video games, mini train ride etc.
Other places to see in Daman: st.Jerome Fort, Church of Our Lady of Augustias, Church of Lady of Remedies.
What to see around Daman:
Mumbai: This is modern city with several cultural. This is the financial capital and also state capital Maharashtra. Several places to visit in Mumbai are Bombay high court, Essel World, Haji Ali Dargah, Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves etc… it is located 174 Kms away from Daman.
Getting to Daman: This place is well connected with Roadways and local Air ways. Local airport is located at Nani Daman. Nearest international airport is located at Mumbai. Nearest railway station is located at Vapi. Tangas, Local buses and Taxis are available to reach Daman.
Getting around Daman: Best options to see the places surrounding Daman are taxis, auto rickshaw and Buses. Visitors can take scooters, mopeds, cycles, motor cycles for rent to visit the places around Daman.
Best time to visit Daman: Best time to visit this place is between November to March.
Where to stay in Daman: Several hotels are available to stay. As per the requirements of the people hotel will available. Best hotels in Daman are Hotel Prince Park, Dariya Darshan Hotel, Cidade De Daman, Hotel Miramar, Sandy resorts.
Where to eat in Daman: Several restaurants are available to eat in Daman. Both Vegetarian and Non vegetarian food will be available. Best restaurants are Hotel Holiday, Hotel Sanman, Hotel Diamond, and Hotel sai Amar international.