Destination Snapshot

  • Travel Style

  • First Timers
  • Beach Bums
  • Something Different
    • Language

      Gujarati, English, Hindi and Portuguese
    • Altitude

      5 meters (16 feet)
    • Time zone

      GMT + 05.30 hours
    • Theme

      Beach

Home to beaches lined with Palm trees and Casuarina groves, forts and churches; Daman will impress you with its rich history and Portuguese charm.

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  • Beaches

    Devka, Pargola and Jampore are the main beaches of Daman. They are less rocky and hence prove to be an excellent ground for many water sports like water skiing and snorkelling.

  • Cathedral of Bom Jesus

    A marvel of Portuguese architecture, this church boasts of rosewood carvings, especially at the door and ceiling.

  • Peace and Quiet

    A quiet little town, Daman is perfect for those looking to get away from the chaos of city life. Simply sit by the sea, gaze at the sunset, sip a glass of beer and relish delicious seafood.

Be prepared

  • Unconventional Beach Destination

    Daman is not as busy and crowded as other beach destinations in India. Throbbing nightlife and beach side parties are not something you will find here.

Describing It

Daman is often overlooked by many travellers owing to its low-profile tourism adverts. But once you reach here, this offbeat island will surely sweep you off your feet with its natural beauty. Situated amidst the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat with the Arabian Sea meandering through the town, Daman is the dream destination for all those who find bliss in the simple pleasures of life.

Being one amongst the seven union territories of India, Daman will surprise you with its natural resources. Divided in two parts- Nani Daman and Moti Daman, this Portuguese town is blessed with sandy beaches, palm trees, lush green environs, monuments and places of worship.

If Portuguese history interests you, Daman is the place for you as this little town has many forts and churches with an old-world charm and a glorious past. Every year, many scholars and students flock to Daman to know more about its Portuguese history. Because to its strategic location tourists from neighbouring cities like Mumbai and Gujarat often come to Daman to laze around the shorelines of the popular Devka beach.

While sea food is in abundance in Daman, different varieties of liquor at unbeatable prices will be no less than a bonus for travellers. Whether you are a nature-lover, a solitude seeker, or an adventure junkie, Daman will lure you with its exotic locales as it has everything you're looking for.