Daman & Diu & Lakshadweep

Daman & Diu & Lakshadweep

a union territory

Daman and Diu is a union territory in India. For over 450 years these coastal enclaves on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India, along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman, and Diu were occupied by the Republic of India on December 19, 1961.

History of Daman & Diu & Lakshadweep

After Liberation on 19th December, 1961 from Portuguese Rule of more than four centuries, Daman and Diu became a part of the U.T. of Goa, Daman and Diu under Government of India.

After delinking of Goa, which attained statehood, U.T. of Daman and Diu came into existence on 30th May, 1987. Brief history of Daman and Diu Districts are furnished below as per District Census Hand Book of Census of India, 1981.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : Mumbai, the nearest domestic and international airport to Daman and Diu, is located at a distance of 193 Kms. All major airlines like Jet Airways, Air Deccan, Spice Jet, Kingfisher airlines operate regular number of flights to and from Mumbai. One can also board flights to Diu from Porbandar and Mumbai. Another way to reach Daman and Diu is to reach Bhavnagar or Porbandar by flight and then take the motorable road to your final destination.

VIA TRAIN : Vapi railway station is the nearest located railway station to Daman is only 12 Kms away while the Delwada railway station is closely located to Diu. Ahmedabad and Mumbai are the two railway station of the western railways which are placed very close to Daman.

VIA ROAD : Daman and Diu are also well connected to the other parts of India by an excellent road network. The National Highway number 8 is used to connect Daman by the motorable road with Ahmedabad , Vadodara and Mumbai etc.

Places to Visit
Diu Fort

The fort is surrounded by sea on three sides. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD by Portuguese Governor Nuno De Cunha.

St. Jerome Fort

Situated on the northern bank, it encloses a church and a cemetery. A few canons still stand on the fortifying perimeter wall.

Kalpeni Island

Uninhabited and secluded, Kalpeni is known for its amazing beaches. One can sunbathe or swim in the waters or enjoy Watersports like snorkeling and scuba diving here.