Daman Diu Beaches
Casuarinas windbreaks, placid blue seas, idyllic
beaches, sleepy villages and easy availability of liquor considering
that it is an enclave in ‘dry’ Gujarat, make Daman a
popular getaway. Daman is a tiny coastal town at the southern tip
of Gujarat, adjoining Maharashtra. It lies on the banks of the Daman
Ganga River, some 170 km north of Mumbai. Daman was a Portuguese
territory for over 300 years till its liberation in 1961, along
with Goa, Diu and nearby Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
a tiny seaside fishing village having horseshoe shape located in
the Nagoa hamlet of the village of Bucharwada. The beach stretching
about 2km from one end to the other is exceptionally beautiful and
quiet and very traditional lifestyle of a fishing village with its
exotic rustic charm
(or Dwarka) Beach
a beautiful and unspoilt beach with a long shore-line situated in
the northern part of Daman famous for its amusement park and the
beach, is an exotic beach holiday destination. The amusement park
with its plethora of colorful fountains is a sight to behold also
an ideal place to frolick.
about 3km south of Moti Daman situated at far southern end of the
territory great place to go for swimming and other water sports.
one can walk on the soft wet sand, enjoy pony rides and fishing
at the Jampore beach.
well known for its sunset point and an ancient Shiv temple that
is one of the important tourist destinations in West India. The
landscaped and artistically manicured gardens at the Chakratirth
beach are a pure visual delight.
The tiny island Diu finds its mention even in the great epic Mahabharata.
As legend goes, Pandavas had stayed a few days at Mani Nagar during
their exile, which was under the Yadavas led by Krishna Vasudeva.
According to mythology, Diu used to be ruled by the great king Jallandhar
who was a demon and was killed by Lord Vishnu with his Sudarshan
Chakra. The temple of Jallandhar still bears the testimony of this
historical incident. The sprawling Diu Fort and Fortino do Mer command
the panorama with the flourishing heritage of the Portuguese. Alluring
and serene beaches create more magic and charm to Diu.
Be it scorching summer or chilling winter, you can't ignore the
invitation of the lustrous beaches of Daman and Diu at any time
of the year. The unspoilt beauty of the nature flourishes with the
silvery sand and scattered palm trees wetting with each stroke of
the azure wave. Exotic Devika beach at Nani Daman, shady Jampore
beach at Moti Daman and bewitching Nagao Beach at Diu are some destinations
which tourists die to be in once they are in Daman and Diu.