Daman is a small Union territory in between the state of Gujarat, Maharashtra and also very close to Arabian Sea. This small place was discovered by Vasco de Gama in 1498 With its best natural resources, Daman has a pride possession of heritage which is more than 2 millenniums. The history of the place dates back to 2000 years which was ruled by various ruler from first century; only when the Portuguese knew about the place in the 16th century took the port from the Shahs. With the Casuarinas windbreaks, seashores and beaches makes Daman most tourist wanted place.
Daman comes with a combination with the lazy palm trees, historical monuments and the silver sand and religious place and beaches. It is blessed with affable climate, thus there is no restriction to the tourist visit in the place and the festive season adds sparks to the place. so the best time to visit the place is during the month from October to April; winters are pleasant and cold and the summers are hot but sea breeze makes the place humid. One can reach the beautiful place by train and the nearest station is Vapi which is 12 kms away from the Territory and Daman has the small Domestic airport which connects to Baroda and Mumbai, Mumbai being the nearest international airport which is 180 kms away from Daman. Reaching the place by bus or by taxis is also an easy option for the commuters as there are luxurious private and government buses available from Mumbai and Surat.
Places to visit
As a small town, Daman has a lot of places to visit, from Historical and cultural places to many religious places. There are Light house, Panikota Fort and St Jerime Fort, Chakratirth Beach, Devka Beach, Goghla Beach, Gomatimala Beach, Jallandhar Beach, Jampore Beach and Nagoa Beach. There are also many religious places to visit Cathedral of Bom Jesu, Church of Our Lady, St. Paul’s Church.
Daman also has wide range of shopping centre like for leather product, bamboo mats and baskets leaving the shopaholics drop with joy; moreover homemade articles available which are must buy. There are also a large number of branded liquors available.