The Union Territory of Daman & Diu lies 193 kms north of Bombay on the coast of the southern edge of Gujarat just north of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Daman was known as 'Damao' earlier.
The northern side of the isolated island, Diu , facing Gujarat , is a tidal marsh and saltpans, while the southern coast alternates between limestone cliffs, rocky coves and sandy beaches. This wind beaten and somewhat arid island is filled with quarries built by the Portuguese rulers. The rocky and sandy interior reaches a maximum altitude of 29 meters above sea level, and palms and coconut trees strew this island.
It is about 786 km from Daman and is bound by Chasi River on the north and the Arabian Sea on the other three sides. Its total area is about 33 sq. km. and is connected to the mainland by two bridges.
Daman is a picturesque port town and is a popular getaway for most city dwellers. It has excellent beaches for sunbathers, beachcombers, swimmers and attractive options for sight - seers, monument lovers, and shoppers.
Area: 112 sqKm
Language: Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi, English
Best Touring Season
September to May.