Daman is a city in the Daman district of the Union Territory Daman and Diu. The river Daman Ganga divides the city into two parts- Nanidaman and Moti Daman. It has a rich and diverse culture and heritage. Daman was once a Portuguese colony for over 400 years, lending Portuguese influence on its culture and architecture. A fusion of tribal and Indian is also visible here. Daman is also famous for its good climate.
Places to Stay
There are beautiful budget hotels in Daman, to name some: Hotel Silver Sand Beach Resort (Tariff – Rs.1018), Presidency Landmark (Tariff – Rs.472), Hotel Sukh Sagar (Tariff – Rs.613), and Hotel Hill Top (Tariff – Rs.1021).
The official language of Daman is Gujarati. English and Hindi are also spoken here.
The Garba festival during Navratri in October and Folk Dance festival are celebrated here.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in Daman. The fort of Moti Daman, Fort of St.Jerome, Jampore and Devka beach, and the Church of Bom Jesus are worth visiting.
How to Get There
Daman has a domestic airport which has daily flights to Baroda and Mumbai. Mumbai (180 km) has the closest international airport.
Vapi Station (12km) is the closest railway station and is on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai line and is very well connected to the rest of the country. It takes 30 minutes to reach Daman from Vapi.
Several bus services connect Daman to Surat, Mumbai and the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. Interstate buses connect these areas very well. The popular private service operators are Bharat Travels and Shreenath Travellers. Choose from multiple top operators, bus types, convenient schedules and price with TicketGoose.com. The online bus ticket booking facility at Ticketgoose.com can save you a lot of time and energy.