Places to Visit in Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu offers you a refreshing holiday. Daman and Diu 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.

The history of Daman and Diu dates back to some 2000 years. Diu even finds mention in the Mahabharata, that the Pandava brothers spent a few days here during their fourteen years exile.

Owing to its matchless beauty, Daman and Diu were often gifted to victorious kings and princes.

Places to See in Daman and Diu

Devka 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 colourful fish.

Jampore Beach

The serene beach is an ideal place to be at 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.

Fort Jerome

Fort Jerome is situated at North side of the river Damanganga. The fort was named after St. Jerome. In fact, St. Jerome's statue can be seen while entering the fort. However, the Church of Our Lady of the sea is the main attraction of this fort. The Church was constructed in Portuguese style architecture and a part of it has been converted into a school. The other thing which equally makes this fort famous is the Portuguese war cemetery. The age of the cemetery and the fort is almost same.

Zampa Gateway

Zampa Gateway is a notable attraction for being the entrance to the District of Diu. Its construction was done during the medieval era. The carvings of priests, lions and angels on its walls make it a must visit place. What makes it even more interesting is the chapel which was built in 1702 A.D.

Naida Caves

Naida caves is not as famous as the other attractions of Daman and Diu, but over the years it has become a favourite spot of the photographers. This cave is located outside the Diu fort and tourists who are fond of tunnels and want to explore caves, should visit this place.

Last Updated on: September 29, 2016



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