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

Alibaug or Daman....

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

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Top Places To Visit in Daman 24 Spots

Near Nani Daman, Daman
Devka beach was less crowded but it really needs to be cleaned every day. Why can't people follow basic civic sense and visit places responsibly? It's not only government's job but as a citizen, we should be more aware? Why throw waste in such places when they don't even do that at their own house? Its very beautiful place if you can overlook the dirt on the shore.
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3 km south of Moti Daman, Daman
Later we headed to Jampore beach. This beach was crowded with people. Not as dirty as Devka, but too many people. There are shacks here which provide booze and food.We left for Mumbai at 6pm and were home by 8.30pm. it was a wonderful experience. Thank god we finished it in a day. Staying there for another day can be avoided. We wish to have a road trip to Diu Islands too in future!
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Weekend Getaways from Daman  

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