Daman is a small beach town located in the Union territory of Daman and Diu.
The beaches here are not as maintained and clean as in Goa or Pondicherry but the sunsets here prettier than sunrises. If you are a person who loves to witness different sunsets, this has to be in your list.
Its very close to Vapi and is very easily accessible. Daman often sees people from Mumbai coming for a quick weekend getaway.
You can take the NH8 if you are coming from Mumbai or Pune. The drive is pretty amazing and the roads wont disappoint you. You could also take an onwards train to Vapi and easily get any local transport to reach Daman which is about 15-20 mins drive.
I have actually had a fair share of memories in Daman since its just 2 hours drive from my hometown. It used to be a usual affair to drive down there with all the cousins during those growing up days.
Daman is popularly known for its beaches and local sea food (and the liquor of course). Though the beaches are not very clean and well maintained. So definitely no comparison with Goa or Pondicherry. Yet this town will soothe your soul in its own simple way.
Daman is popularly divided into two parts Moti Daman and Nani Daman. The most visited place is the Devka beach and is a popular attraction amongst tourists. However, this beach is always brimming with crowd and isn't great for a swim since its rocky and not that clean.
Tall palm trees along the entire coastline is sure to take away your worries. While wandering around the quiet streets of Daman you will breathe the calmness in the air and the houses constructed in the French style will please your eyes and immediately take you back to the Portuguese era that once existed in this place.