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WELCOME TO DAMAN AND DIU

Model THistory of Daman
For over 450 years, these coastal enclaves on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman, and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India on December 19, 1961, by military conquest; Portugal did not recognize the Indian annexation of these territories until 1974. Goa, Daman, and Diu were administered as part of a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory; each enclave constitutes one of the union territory's two districts.
Daman & Diu Culture

Daman can boast of a rich and multi - faced cultural heritage. Dance and Music are very much part of the daily life of Damanite. Here is a true fusion of cultures - tribal, urban, European and Indian.This ornate amalgam is reflected in the traditional dances of Daman.

Various Portuguese dances are well preserved and still widely presented.Tribal dances with caustic social comments are much in vogue


Daman and Diu offers you a refreshing holiday. It is a destination for everyone and for all seasons. Idyllic sunbathed-beaches, nostalgic forts and churches and a rich local heritage and culture - tourist attractions in Daman and Diu are galore.

Places of interest

HomeplaceDevka Beach: It has an amusement park with a number of colourful fountains and is a place to frolic around.

Moti Daman Fort: The huge fort dates back to 16th century. A large number of Portuguese gentry used to reside within the confine of the Fort with their families.

Nani Daman: It has an ancient church, a fort and a fishing dock. The lighthouse offers that mystic charm to its lovely beach.

Damanganga Tourist Complex: An artificially built complex self-contained with Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall, Health Club etc is sure to enchant you with its beauty, facilities and size.

Fort of Diu: Among the tourist attractions in Daman and Diu, the Diu Fort acquires a prominent position. Skirted by the sea on the three sides, the imposing structure dominates the townscape and offers a magnificent view of the sea.

Hilsa Aquarium: The recently developed Hilsa Aquarium displays a good collection of exotic and colouful fish.

Jampore Beach: The serene beach is an ideal place to and listen to the whisper of the palm tress and laze around.

Church of Bom Jesus: The church was built by the Portuguese in 17th century and is famous for their impressive rosewood carvings.

Nagoa Beach: This semi-circular beach is in Bucharwada village. You can swim or engage in various water sports.

Gangeshwar Temple: The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva houses five lingas in the midst of the rocks on the seashore.


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