Union Territory of Daman and Diu comprises of two districts namely Daman and Diu. Both Districts are situated on western coast of India at a distance of about 700 kms. Daman is the Head Quarter of this Union Territory. Daman is on the main land, while Diu is an island!!  Diu is a tiny island of breeze and beauty in the Western coast of India. The climate here is pleasant throughout the year making it an all season tourist spot. A perfect blend of the Sun, Sand and Sea this serene island is situated off the tip of Saurashtra peninsula of Gujarat. Lapped by the Arabian sea Diu has some superb beaches and a fascinating history of the colonial past. The branching palms of Diu, known as Hoka trees were introduced by the Portuguese from faraway of Africa!!

The historical Portuguese monuments, the golden beaches, unpolluted blue water, various water sports and friendly people make Diu a perfect gateway at any time of the year.

Nestling near the mouth of Damanganga River as it embraces the Arabian Sea, the Union Territory of Daman is easily your dream destination. Its picture postcard loveliness never fails to charm the innumerable tourists who visit here. Far from the madding crowd, its beauty, variety and tranquillity weaves a unique magic on the traveller. This picturesque fort town has retained its old world charm, vestiges of the Portuguese colonial rule. Even today history whispers through the walls of its forts and churches. A beautiful lighthouse, fort, beach, churches and proximity to Mumbai and Surat make Daman a convenient gateway. Sun, sand, surf and life at languorous pace, Daman is a place to slow down and relax.   Daman is best in the winter, though a monsoon visit with greenery around the city and approaching roads is wonderful.  Recently, a helicopter service is connecting Daman and Diu, which is added attraction for visiting both the places.

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Interesting Facts about Daman & Diu

The territories Daman & Diu were ruled by the Portuguese for more than 400 years until 19th December 1961.

Dadra & Nagar Haveli was liberated from the Portuguese rule by the people on 2nd August 1954. From 1954 to 1961, the territory functioned independently. It was merged with the Indian Union on 11th August 1961.

The territory of Goa, Daman and Diu was administered as a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory.

The Portugues quarried stones from Naida Caves to build the Diu Fort.