Daman promises you a refreshing holiday. It is a destination favored by all and visited all through the year. Tranquil sunbathed-beaches, impregnable forts and churches and a rich local heritage and culture - tourist attractions in Daman are myriad and diverse.
The history of Daman dates back to some 2000 years. It even finds mention in the Mahabharata, that the Pandava brothers spent a few days here during their fourteen years exile. Daman attractions also include visiting this auspicious place. Owing to its matchless beauty, Daman was often gifted to winning kings and princes.
Daman boasts of some major tourist attractions which leave every tourist spell bound. One of the major tourist attractions in Daman is the Devka Beach which has an amusement park with several colorful fountains and is a place to frolic around.
The other Daman tourist attractions include the huge fort which dates back to 16th century. A large number of Portuguese gentry used to reside within the confines of the Fort with their families. Nani Daman has an ancient church, a fort and a fishing dock. The lighthouse offers that magical charm to its lovely beach.
Another favored tourist attractions in Daman is the Damanganga Tourist Complex which is an artificially built complex self-contained with Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall, and Health Club to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul with its beauty, facilities and size.
Among the tourist attractions in Daman, the Diu Fort acquires a famous position. Skirted by the sea on the three sides, the impressive structure dominates the townscape and offers a superb view of the sea.
The recently developed Hilsa Aquarium displays a good collection of exotic and colorful fish which also signifies to be a major tourist attraction in Daman.
Jampore Beach is a serene beach and an ideal place to listen to the whisper of the palm tress and laze around. Daman attractions also include the serene palm fringed beaches where travelers laze around and play with the emerald waters of the sea. For more fun Nagoa Beach gives enough opportunity to swim and indulge in exciting water sports.
The famous Daman attraction for all tourists is the Church of Bom Jesus which was constructed by the Portuguese in 17th century and is famous for their striking rosewood carvings.
The Somanath Mahadev Temple is a significant place of worship in Daman. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is located in the village Dabhel. It is believed that the Shivalinga amazingly originated at its present place on the request of a monk who was a true devotee of Shiva. Undoubtedly this auspicious place is a major tourist attraction in Daman.
The 1000-feet-high hill resort of Saputara near Daman is quite well-known. The name signifies the Abode of Serpents and one can see a holy serpent image on the banks of the river Sarpaganga. If you want to take a trip to Mahal Bardipara Forest Wildlife Sanctuary (60 km) and the Gira Waterfalls (52 km) Saputara is a well-liked base.