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Tourist Attractions in Daman & Diu

Visitors to the seaside locations of Daman & Diu in Arabian Sealands get opportunities to visit many tourist attractions in Daman & Diu. Picturesque sun-kissed beaches, colonial forts, and renowned churches are major attractions in Daman & Diu. Besides this, there is a rich heritage and culture of Daman & Diu, which offers very lively festive days and bustling nightlife. In addition, Daman & Diu has a mix of natural and artificial attractions.

The major tourist attractions in Daman can be categorized under two heads: Heritage Attractions and Waterfront Attractions. In addition to these, there are religious attractions and artificial sites too, like temples, water parks, gardens, etc.

Diu tourist places can be categorized into beach attractions and heritage attractions. There are also other attractions like religious attractions, caves, etc.

Here are Major Tourist Attractions in Daman & Diu

  • Devka Beach

One of the best tourist attractions in Daman & Diu is Devka Beach. Strolling is the most loved thing to do by tourists at Devka Beach. Swimming is another activity that requires you to be more alert due to the rock formations beneath the waters. You can go on sunrise and sunset cruises, which local fishermen arrange. A major attraction here is the amusement park with a multihued musical fountain. It features joy rides, a food court, and a garden. Plus, the beach has many eateries serving delicious food, shops selling toys, etc., you can buy.

  • Moti Daman Fort

Dating back to the 16th century, Moti Daman Fort’s construction began in 1559 A.D. and concluded in 1581 A.D. when the Portuguese set foot into Daman. Besides, Moti Daman Fort is a massive fort with a stately lighthouse, gardens, historical monuments, and ancient Gothic-style churches as the key places of interest. History buffs will love this tourist place in Daman & Diu as it lets you walk the history of Daman. The fort’s walls encircle a large area of 30,000 square meters, enclosing Administrator’s Secretariat, the Government House, the Bocage House (also known as the poet house), etc.

  • Diu Fort

Encompassed by sea on three sides, Diu Fort offers a marvelous view of the sea. The Portuguese built this fort during their rule in India, which is now run by the Indian government. It is also called 'Praça de Diu' in Portuguese’. This massive fort is among the best Daman & Diu attractions attracting many history lovers. However, it would be best if you climbed the lighthouse for a spectacular view of the surroundings. In addition to the Basilica of Bom Jesus (Old Goa), Diu Fort is listed among the “Seven Wonders of Portugal” but during their colonial rule.

  • Jampore Beach

Jampore Beach is an ideal place to unwind and listen to the whisper of the palm trees and laze around. It is a beach lover’s paradise as it offers a range of fun activities for adults and kids. Adults can enjoy activities like parasailing and paragliding, and kids can enjoy camel, fancy horse car riding, and some ATV rides for children. Therefore, Jampore Beach is one of the top attractions in Daman. Also, this beach is away from the city bustle so you can relax in solitude. Sunset watching, savoring delectable food, and going shell hunting are some of the best things you can enjoy at Jampore Beach with your family.

  • Church of Bom Jesus

Constructed in the 17th century by the Portuguese, the Church of Bom Jesus is one of the best tourist places in Daman & Diu for religious tourists, history buffs, and architecture admirers. The church is famous for its impressive rosewood carvings. Moreover, it has a solid link to the Catholics owing to its Portuguese relationship. And therefore, this cathedral is one of the significant places for Catholics. The brilliant architecture, excellent craftsmanship, and stunning design reflect the passion with which the Portuguese built the Church of Bom Jesus, which to this day looks beautiful.

  • Nagoa Beach

One of the best Diu tourist attractions is Nagoa Beach. It is a semicircular beach in Bucharwada village, ideal for various water sports. The beach is known for its pristine beauty and swaying palm trees, enhancing the appeal of this location. You can also stay as there are resorts near the beach. Nagoa Beach is famous for water activities like speed boats, scuba diving, paramotor flying, jet skiing, dolphin trip, and more. Sunbathing and relaxing are the most laid-back things to do here. Plus, the beach has many shops and restaurants to have a refreshment in between your water adventures.

  • Gangeshwar Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ganeshwar Temple houses five lingas amid the rocks on the seashore. Surprisingly, you can only see the tip of these rocks whenever a massive tide approaches. Otherwise, the sea submerges them. Located 3 km from Diu in Gujarat’s Fudam Village, this temple is believed to have been built by the Pandavas. Seek blessings from Lord Shiva at Gangeshwar Mahadev Mandir. The best time to visit this temple is from October to May, as the weather is cool. Monsoons are not advised as it gets sticky. Also, attend the Navratri festival in October or November for devotion, frolic, and fun.

  • Our Lady of Rosary Chapel

Located inside old Moti Daman Fort, Our Lady of Rosary Chapel is among Daman’s oldest churches, dating back to the 17th century. The church displays the ancient Gothic style of architecture. As you step into the church, it welcomes you with stunning woodwork. Multiple-colored rose petals with golden cherubs look absolutely lovely and imbibe a sense of faith in spiritually-inclined tourists. There are illustrations of stories from the blessed lives of saints. People also say the idol of Mary of Rosary was fastened on the altar as a gesture of thanksgiving by the Portuguese for escaping Shivaji, a Maratha leader.

  • Our Lady of Sea Church

Our Lady of Sea Church is one of the best tourist attractions in Daman & Diu. Known for its beautiful architecture and exquisite paintings, the church is regarded as a top historical and religious site in Daman & Diu. It is among the sacred places for worship in Daman, where thousands of Christians come to seek divine blessings. Located inside St. Jerome Fort, this church is ideal for history and architecture fanatics. For the best experience, visit Our Lady of Sea Church every morning and evening, as healing prayers are conducted here.

  • Somnath Mahadev Temple

Amongst the famous shrines in Daman & Diu is Somnath Mahadev Temple. A large number of Shiva followers visit this temple to seek blessings from the lord. It is located in the Dabhel Village, approx. An hour’s drive away from Diu, but it is worth a visit if you are a Shiva devotee. It is said that this temple came into existence when a 19th-century monk requested a Shivling to be formed in Dabhel. Today, the shrine commemorates the erection of Shivling annually by organizing the Gangaji Fair, attended by many pilgrims.

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FAQs about Tourist Attractions in Daman & Diu?

Q: What are the top attractions to visit in Diu?

Ans: Here are the best attractions in Diu you can visit -

  • Naida Caves
  • Nagoa Beach
  • Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Diu Fort
  • Jallandhar Beach
  • Sea Shell Museum
Q: What is Diu famous for?
Ans: Diu is a laid-back destination to visit for tourists who are beach lovers. Diu has many white sand beaches, Nagoa Beach being the most famous. Other beaches include Ghogla Beach, Jallandhar Beach, and Chakratirth Beach. History lovers will have a great time exploring Old Diu and Diu Fort, known for its Portuguese architecture. Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple is also a significant attraction for Lord Shiva's followers.
Q: Are 2 days enough for Diu?

Ans: 2 days is a good amount for Diu but if you want to explore more attractions, relish food, and partake in adventure activities, plan at least a 4-day trip to Diu.

Q: What is the best time to visit Diu?

Ans: November to February is the best time to visit Diu. The weather is pleasant with a cool breeze and calm waters so that you can enjoy sightseeing and activities like swimming, scuba diving, paramotor flying, etc.