Best things to do in Daman and sightseeing in Daman
Earlier known as Damao or Kalana Pavri (meaning lotus of marshland), this was the settlement of the Portuguese for about 5 centuries. The Portuguese had to later leave the place with the end of the colonial rule in the year 1961. This place was discovered by a Portuguese sailor named Diogo de Mello when he was shipwrecked due to a storm and at last found himself on this coast. The region has witnessed a number of wars and a huge evolution of different types of races and civilizations. This has given rise to the present day Daman which is peaceful and where a variety of cultures have united together. The town lies along the Arabian Sea and is quite laid back. The Damanganga River separates Daman into the Nani Daman in the North and the Moti Daman in the south. There are still a number of Portuguese buildings and churches here which are as beautiful as they were a few decades back.
Nani Daman - Daman
Nani Daman is hardly 5 minutes from Moti Daman A bridge Old (one way) and new (two way) connects Moti Daman to Nani Daman Nani Daman is more commercialized and lively compared to Moti Daman Nani Daman is too crowded at places Nani Daman has a good market place Beaches on Nani Daman a strict no go as they are really dirty Sea water is very muddy
Main shopping location of daman, you'll find everything here. This place is on other side of the river and been connected by a single bridge. another bridge is under construction. They have ferry facility as well.
Moti Daman - Daman
Moti Daman is fully an administrative place and a very quite place to be in Very laid back scene in Moti daman ensures you get peace at all the times Roads are absolutely clean Trees are planted all across Moti Daman Beaches a sure No go for anyone who is coming here for sea side romantic evening or to enjoy sea side relaxing getaway Sea water is very muddy. Kindly think before venturing in
Moti Daman Fort - Daman
Daman Delite - Daman
Supposedly one of the best eateries in Daman, sadly the food quality is not that great We ordered > the specialty a local fish called Dara (tasted ok) > Bangdha fish (too much masala on the fish) > Teachers whisky (which tasted like Dettol) > Chicken Manchurian rice (thought atleast someone couldn't screw up a simple Chinese dish, sadly this one was also messed up and took 35 minutes exactly to be served) > The only best part was mouth freshener packaged well