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boasts of a rich historical heritage spanning over more
than 2000 years. The district of Daman of the erstwhile
Union Territory of Daman & Diu is situated in the
Surat District of Gujarat. Daman is just 160 km from
Mumbai, 110 km from surat, 300 km from Baroda and about
400 kms from Ahmedabad. and in particular, the drive
from Mumbai is a pleasant road journey. Daman can boast
of a rich and multi - faced cultural heritage. Dance and
Music are very much part of the daily life of Damanite .
Here is a true fusion of cultures - tribal, urban,
European and Indian. This ornate amalgam is reflected in
the traditional dances of Daman.
Nearest rail head to Daman is Vapi (12 kms) on the
Mumbai-Ahmedabad line of western railway.
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An island of breeze and beauty. The island of Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is situated off the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district. It is an exquisitely beautiful getaway with golden sand beaches, dense palm-groves and historical monuments sans commercial exploitation and environmental degradation. Diu stands out, in marked contrast to other places, as a tiny island, where people have an excellent civic sense. With the magnificent serenity of its ambience, it is perhaps one of India’s last undiscovered jewels. Nagoa beach which is horse-shoe in shape, could well be one of the best beaches of the world. The other equally beautiful beaches are Ahmedpur, Mandvi, Chakratirath, Jallandhar, and Gomtimata all having their own charm and thrill. The administration has provided water-sports facilities. Diu can boast of several historical monuments which are imposing in architecture and design, like the Diu Fort built in 1535, St. Paul’s Church built in 1610 and St, Thomas Church converted into a museum. The Church and the Museum have been floodlit by the administration and gardens, parks and fountains have been created around the monuments to beautify them. Diu is all about lazy days and hazy nights. With a pleasant climate throughout the year, it affords unprecedented peace and tranquillity to tourists. The beautiful tiny island, is lying on the west coast of India, with a coastal length of 21 kms., is at a distance of about 930 kms. from Bombay. The word 'Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'. During the period from the 14th to 16th century Diu was one of the best Sea Ports and a Naval base. Merchants of various lands carried on trade here.
Diu is virgin, Diu is picturesque, Diu is clean, Diu is green.
Altitude: 29 metres
How to get there
Air: Diu is connected by
Vayudoot services with Bombay and Ahmedabad.
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