Friday, July 1, 2022
Daman & Diu


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Daman lies 193kms north of Bombay on the coast of the southern edge of Gujarat just north of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Nani Daman 

Somanath Mahadev Temple

The Somanath Mahadev Temple is an important place of worship in Daman. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is situated in the village Dabhel. It is believed that the Shivalinga  miraculously originated at its present place on the request of a monk who was a true devotee of Shiva. This miraculous incident is believed to have taken place in the19th century, which induced people to hold this place as holy place and they built a small temple. It was rebuilt in the year 1972-73 with glass decorative. It is a pleasant spot connected by good roads. Every year there is a fair organised here known as 'Gangaji Fair'. 

Devka Beach

Devka beach is 5kms away from the town. The long stretch of beach attracts tourists and locals. There is an amusement park with a musical fountain and facilities for pony rides on the beach. Swimming is generally safe, but those who are unfamiliar with the place should note that there are rough rocky formations beneath the water level. Food, accommodation and transport facilities are available at walking distance. 

Jampore Beach

This serene beach is lined by casuarina plantation, and on low tides one can walk right into the sea. This is a danger free zone safe for swimming. Towards the south of the beach is the border of Gujarat. The beach is 6 kms away from Nani Daman and 5kms from Moti Daman jetty.

Nani Daman jetty garden

Located on the banks of the Damanganga river (which divides Daman into two parts), this beautiful garden offers several fun rides for kids. Lying at about 2 kms away from the Taxi Stand, Nani Daman, one has to take a 2 minutes journey by boat from Nani Daman Jetty to reach the garden. 

Other important tourist places in Daman are Forts of Nani Daman and Moti Daman, irrigation pond-lake in Kachigam, Hilsa summer house near Hilsa fish Aquarium and a few theme parks.