Daman was a total surprise! It's a place where you want to get lost. Yes, it's just too charming! To be honest, I had no inclination to visit Daman. I just imagined it to be a mere beach destination with nothing much to do. I was told people visited it mainly for drinking by the beachside. Well, that's true on the surface. But, Daman is a place for explorers, too. It has got oodles of Portuguese reminiscences to intrigue a wanderer's curiosity.
Daman is just 3 hours from Mumbai by road (and it's also quite close to Gujarat), so it's one of the quick and easy weekend getaways from both Mumbai and Gujarat. Daman is the city in the district of Daman, in the union territory of Daman and Diu. There's Daman Ganga River that flows in the middle of two parts of Daman -Nani Daman (small) and Moti Daman (big).
My Guide To Daman
Enjoy the slow-paced life of Daman
Places like Daman remind you to slow down and savour the beauty of life. Besides all the sightseeing that I did in Daman, I made it a point to wake up early to watch the sunrise, take lots of random walks, talk to the locals and observe the everyday life.
Contrary to the usual belief, Daman is more than a 'day visit' or a weekend escape destination. I loved its slow life and the traces of history that so beautifully package it into a heritage destination.