State: Daman and Diu
Coordinates: 20.416700 72.849998
A little paradise, surrounded by Gujarat, Maharashtra and Arabian Sea, Daman is the place to enjoy the finest splendors of nature. This magnificent place has a long and rich history, which dates back to more than two thousand years and is filled with incredible tales of invasion and surrender of various rulers, who ruled this place from time to time. The fascinating history of this place starts from 1st century AD, but it emerged as a prominent place as it came under the reign of Portuguese when they acquired this port from Shahs in 16th century.
Daman is bestowed with incomparable natural beauty and pleasing climate. The amiable people make it an ideal destination for tourists and vacationers. What makes Daman so famous and preferred among national and international travelers is the presence of sprawling sea shores, wonderful beaches, pristine surroundings and easily available liquor, which is produced locally. The huge influence of Portuguese on its architecture and cuisine is another reason which attracts majority of history enthusiasts and explorers.
This place is surrounded by unique natural splendors. Apart from that there are plenty of ancient monuments and religious places which are visited by tourists throughout the year. The azure waters and golden sand of the beaches, lined with lush palms and combined with the friendly and vivacious nature of the local people, make it a must visit for travelers who wish to add some exciting memories to their trip.
Daman is also a must visit place for shopping lovers, as here you can get an amazing variety of products, such as bamboo mats, leather items, baskets and an array of local handicrafts which display the craftsmanship of the locals through their intricate designs and patterns.