Daman Tourism & Travel Guide

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.
Best time to visit Daman is from October to March

Trips and Itineraries for Daman

‘Nani Daman’ literally translates to Smaller Daman....

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Top Places To Visit in Daman 23 Spots

Near Nani Daman, Daman
A rocky beach and one that's not ideal for swimming. Here's where you will find your typical beach activities like camel & horse rides, para sailing, etc. This beach is very touristy and is best avoided on weekends and public holidays. Not too clean either with plastic & beer bottles lining the beach. If you do wish to visit this beach, pick a time when it's less crowded preferably on a weekday to marvel at the amazing sunset here.
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Near Gandhi Park, Daman
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.
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Weekend Getaways from Daman 

Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
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