Known for its untouched natural beauty and unrivalled serenity. Daman & Diu is the most popular weekend gateway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The white sandy secluded beaches are quite inviting and offer many opportunities for water sports. The second smallest union territory in India, Daman lies on the Gujarat coast while Diu is an islet in the southern fringe of Kathiawar peninsula. It used to be a Portuguese colony and was inducted into Indian Republic in 1962.
Daman is a port in the Gulf of Cambay. The Portuguese influence can be seen in the architecture and local cuisine. It is famous for beautiful Portuguese forts and churches, breathtaking beaches and different cuisines. There are a couple of good water parks too. There is an old Parsi temple 130 km from Daman. Shirdi, the famous Sai Baba pilgrimage too is located just 140 km away from Daman. The old light house too is a famous land mark in Daman. Except May and June when mercury soars, the weather in Daman remains pleasant throughout the year.
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Diu is a nature's delight. The picturesque island is near the Southern coast of Kathiawar peninsula of Gujarat. Tourists come to Diu from all over the world. A plant named Hokkah is grown only at Diu. The fruit of Hokkah has medicinal properties. Many nature enthusiasts come to the island just for the tree and its fruit.
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