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Daman – For golden beaches and potpourri of Indian and Portuguese cultures

Daman is a city in the union territory of Daman and Diu, on India’s west coast. In the north, St. Jerome Fort, also known as Nani Daman Fort, recalls the area’s Portuguese colonial past. Across the Daman Ganga River, Moti Daman Fort holds the ruins of a Dominican monastery


  1. From Mauryan times (4th–2nd century BCE), Daman and Diu were subject to various local and regional powers ruling in western India.
  2. During the 8th and 13th century Daman and Diu was under a stronghold of the Chowda Rajputs.
  3. Daman (known in Portuguese as Damão) was conquered by the Portuguese in 1559. 
  4. Goa, Daman and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India on December 19, 1961, by military conquest


  1. Go for parasailing in Golden beaches of Daman
  2. VisitSomnath Mahadev Temple
  3. Go for a horse ride or camel ride at Jampore beach
  4. Relax at Devka beach
  5. Visit Nani Daman fort and Moti Daman fort

How to reach there


 Vapi railway station on the Western Railway is the station nearest to Daman, and connects to all major cities


Daman is connected to Nashik, Mumbai and other major cities in India by road


The nearest major airport to Daman is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai which is approximately 170 km away from the heart of Daman. Mumbai airport is connected to major cities across the world and all major airports in India.

Nearby tourist destinations

  1. Mumbai ( 177 kms away)
  2. Nashik ( 155 kms away)
  3. Vapi ( 11kms away)
  4. Surat (123.4 kms away)
  5. Shirdi (232 kms away)

Some hotels in Daman for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Brighton http://www.hotelbrightondaman.in/

Hotel Sovereign http://hotelsovereign.com/

Hotel Sea Rock Villa https://hotelsearockvilla.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

Hotel Diamond http://www.hoteldiamonddaman.com/

Hotel Ocean Panorama http://www.hoteloceanpanorama.com/

Le Pension, Daman http://www.lepension.com/

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