Top 8 Places To Visit At Daman and Diu

Ruled by the Portuguese for over 450 years, the union territory of Daman and Diu along with Goa were a part of a single union territory of India. In 1987, Goa gained its statehood leaving Daman and Diu as a single and distinct union territory. The union territory consists of two districts, namely Daman and Diu which are around 198 kilometers from each other. The place, being a former Portuguese colony, houses various number of buildings and monuments evident with the Portuguese styled architecture and town planning. In this article we shall discuss the top 8 places to visit in Daman and Diu.

1.Fort Jerome

Fort Jerome is a fortification that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese to protect their colony of Goa.The fort is located on what is now called Mount Jerome, just outside the old city of Panjim, which is now called Panaji. It was built to protect the Portuguese colony of Goa from invaders.The fort has two levels, with a large open area in between them. The upper level has an internal courtyard and several buildings for military use. The lower level had a cistern for water storage and a dungeon for prisoners.

2.Bom Jesus Church

Located in Moti Daman, Daman; the construction of the church began in 1559 AD and was completed in 1603 AD. Bom Jesus Church displays its remarkable and brilliant roman styled architecture. Inside the church you will find 6 beautiful statues of the Saints. The altar of the church are carved from wood and is a fine specimen of the Portuguese artisans. The ceilings are decorated with murals and the intricately carved gateways are sure to attract immediate attraction of the visitors. The church is not only a remnant of the Portuguese art and architecture but also is a major part of the heritage of Daman.

3.Zampa Gateway

The gateway marks the entrance to the District of Diu. The construction of Zampa Gateway was done somewhere in the medieval era which is pretty evident by its unique architecture. The walls and the gateway have remarkable carvings of lions, priests and angels. Right inside the gate lays a chapel which was built around 1702 Ad and is another beautiful and intricately designed monument. The site is a must visit for every tourist.


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5.Jampore Beach

One of the most enchanting and alluring beaches of Daman, Jampore beach is located at the south of moti Daman. The beach is ideal for casual swimmers as its famous for its calm waters and during low tide one can easily go further into the sea. The environment of the beach is relatively quaint and is usually not crowded. The beach is perfect for a peaceful picnic with your family or friends as the Casuarinas plantation near the shores provide ample amount of shade from the sun. If you’re a shutterbug then this beach can offer some enchanting photographs especially during the sunset.

6.Devka Beach

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7.Gangeshwar Temple

Gangeshwar Temple is a Hindu temple in Gangeshwari, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located at the base of a hillock on the left bank of the river Bhagirathi.The temple was built by Raja Ram Singh I, who ruled over Garhwal and Kumaon from 1816 to 1837.Gangeshwar Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Gangeshwara, near the banks of the river Ganga.The temple is named after a sage, who had spent his last days here. The temple is also known as “Gangeshwari” and “Gangeshwar”. It was built in 15th-century CE by King Bhimdev I of the Chauhan dynasty.The temple has an entrance porch with a pyramidal roof, which leads to a garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum). The sanctum sanctorum has an idol of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva in embrace.

8.Nagoa Beach

Nagoa Beach is a beach located in the province of Nagoa, in the Bay of Bengal. It is situated on the east coast of India.It is one of the most beautiful beaches in India and has been ranked as one of the top ten beaches in Asia by TripAdvisor. It is also known for its emerald green water, which looks like a lagoon with its crystal clear water. The sand at this beach is white and soft and it blends well with the water. There are also many palm trees on this beach which provide shade from the sun during summer months.



In 1961, India took the three territories, Goa, Daman and Diu from the Portuguese through police action. The 12th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1962 established them as a union territory. Goa was later granted statehood in 1987. As a result, Daman and Diu became a separate union territory.


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