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Place: Daman & Diu

Blessed with an affable climate and people, Daman & Diu is an ideal place for tourists without any climatic restrictions. Replete with Casuarinas windbreaks, tranquil seashores, heavenly beaches and easy availability of liquor thrown in as a bonus makes Daman & Diu a tourist haven. The territory also attracts many history students and enthusiast due to its palpable Portuguese influence.

Daman is a tiny little area sandwiched between the State of Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Arabian Sea. It is blessed with the very best natural resources and beauty that God can possess. Daman prides itself on its rich and varied historical heritage covering more than 2 millenniums. The history of Daman dating back to over 2000 years is replete with various rulers, conquests and surrenders. Starting from the First Century AD as a part of the country known as Lata until the Portuguese noticed this port in the 16th century and acquired it from the Shahs.

Diu, a beautiful tiny island with a coastal length of 21 Kms, lying on the west coast of India, the island offers a wonderful holiday destination. Separated from the mainland by a tidal creek, Diu derives its name from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'. Diu was one of the best sea ports and a naval base between the 14th and 16th Century, under the Portuguese rule.
 

Fast Facts

Temperature:

Summer: 20 - 38 C
Winter: 20 - 30 C

Best Season:

October to May

Getting to Daman & Diu

AIR

Nearest airport is at Mumbai connected with all major cities.

Rail

Nearest railhead from Daman is Vapi (12 km) on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line. And For Diu - Nearest railhead is Delwada (9 Km) connected via Veraval by metre gauge line. However Veraval (90 Km) is the convenient railhead connected to different cities in India.

Road

Daman is well connected by motorable roads to different cities and places in India.
Daman is:
367 km from Ahmedabad
675 km from Diu
193 km from Mumbai
787 km from Panaji
150 km from Surat
300 km from Vadodara
55 km from Valsad

Diu is well connected by motorable roads to different cities and places in India.
Diu is:
496 km from Ahmedabad
215 km from Bhavnagar
675 km from Daman
240 km from Dwarka
150 km from Keshod
175 km from Palitana
230 km from Porbander
980 km from Mumbai
595 km from Vadodara







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