Places to visit in Daman and Diu
Location of Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu form a Union Territory of India, which is bordered by the Arabian Sea, situated at the western coast of India. The geographical coordinates of Daman and Diu are 20° 25′ N latitude and 72° 50′ 60″E longitude and 20° 41′ 60″N latitude & 70° 58′ 60″E longitude respectively. Travel to Daman and Diu would give tourists chance to get acquainted with the Portuguese architectures.
History of Daman and Diu
- History says that Daman was ruled by the Kushana Emperor.
- Portuguese entered Daman in the later part of 14th century and the first half of 15th century. Since then the places became Portuguese colonies.
- Daman and Diu got the status of a separate Union Territory when Goa was bestowed with statehood in the year 1987.
The best time to visit Daman and Diu is between October and May.
Weather of Daman and Diu
During summer, the maximum and minimum temperatures of Daman and Diu remain at around 36º C and 20º C respectively. The maximum and the minimum temperatures of the places in winter revolve around 26º C and 20º C. The annual average rainfall experienced by Diu is 70 cm. Daman has a moderate climate through out the year and it receives the average rainfall of 1687mm.
Tourist Places in Daman and Diu
There are many places of attraction in Damn and Diu. The sun kissed beaches, historical monuments and thick palm-groves of the places attract many people. The serene and the virgin atmosphere enthrall the tourists visiting Daman and Diu. Some of the places of interest at Daman and Diu are:
- Fort of Nani Daman
- Fort of Moti Daman
- Satya Sagar Udyan
- Mirasol Water park
- Kadaiya Lake Garden
- Jampore Beach
- Saint Thomas Church
- Born Jesus Church
- Diu Fort
- Gangeshwar Temple
- Shaking Tower at Delwada
- Forte do Mar
- Nagao Beach
- Gupta Prayag at Delwada
- Somanath Mahadev Temple
- Jallandhar Shrine
- Ghoghla Beach
- Fortress of Panikotta
The tourists to Damn and Diu can indulge themselves in various water sports. They can also go for excursions to nearby places and enjoy the fun of horse riding at the sea beaches.
Daman was earlier known by the name of “Damao“. It is bordered by the River Kolak on the northern side, River Kalai on the southern part, Gujarat on the eastern side, and in the western side there is the Gulf of Cambay. Daman has the altitude of 12 meters. Diu is situated 6 meters above the sea level.