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General Information About Daman and diu

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; Portugal did not recognize Indian rule in these territories until 1974. Goa, Daman, and Diu were administered as part of a single union territory until 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory; each enclave constitutes one of the union territory’s two districts. Daman and Diu is the second smallest union territory of India. During the early period, Daman and Diu were part of Goa. It was only in 1987, when Goa become a full fledged state, that Daman and Diu was separated from Goa. These three different land blocks on the west coast of India had come to form one political unit after liberation from the erstwhile Portuguese regime in 1961.


Daman and diu Culture


he people of Daman and Diu are not different from the people in the adjoining Gujarat area. They have same outlook and the same customs and traditions. The Daman and Diu union territory, between the two units has one representative in the union parliaments, lower house, the Lok Sabha. Gujarati is the spoken language of the people. The population comprises of Hindus and few Christians and Muslims. The union territory of Daman and Diu has a high degree of urbanisation, 46.80%, as against the national average of 25.7%. The people of the territory live according to the Hindu system prevalent in adjoining Gujarat territory and the customs of birth, marriage, sacred thread and other ceremonies are observed . Daman can boast of a rich and multi - faced cultural heritage. Dance and Music are very much part of the daily life of Damanite. Here is a true fusion of cultures - tribal, urban, European and Indian. This ornate amalgam is reflected in the traditional dances of Daman. Various Portuguese dances are well preserved and still widely presented. Tribal dances with caustic social comments are much in vogue.


Diu Island

Diu is a town in Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu, India. Diu District is the tenth least populated district of India. The town of Diu lies at the eastern end of Diu Island, and is known for its fortress and old Portuguese Cathedral. It is also a fishing town. Diu has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.


Daman Lighthouse

Daman is a serenely gorgeous getaway with golden beaches, dense palm-groves and historical monuments. Known for their beaches and exotic liquors, this island is a tourist's haven for escaping the dissonance of mundane life. Be it the rich historic past or the appealing songs of the anglers, everything in Daman assist in creating a paradise for one in search of tranquility. The forts and churches of the past, and the pubs of today, combine to engender a strange ambience of nostalgia and delight. Monuments in Daman are very popular attractions for every tourist. Daman Lighthouse located in Moti Daman is very attractive and quite famous tourist destination.


Jain Temple Daman

Daman, often mentioned in the same breath along with Diu, is a very picturesque town in the west coast of India. Surrounded by Arabian Sea and having served as the Portuguese colony, Daman now inherits the royal Portuguese charm accentuated a bit more by tropical flavor. In this tiny yet attractive town you will get to see and enjoy many things. Although it is held that Daman is mostly visited by the people in search of alcohol because Gujarat the neighboring state is completely dry but there are other factors as well that play massive role in its flourishing tourism industry. Today many travelers visit Daman for sightseeing purposes and relaxing on the pristine beach lines. Besides, there are yet many who take a trip to Daman to visit the exquisitely done up holy places in Daman. Of the various religious places in Daman the one which attracts tourists to the fullest extent is Jain temple in Daman.

Daman and diu Weather

Daman & Diu the two islets feature a subtropical climate.The pleasant breezes from the Arabian Sea flow to bring down the normal temperature of Daman &Diu. There is not much difference between winters and summers. The standard rainfall recorded in Daman &Diu is 1687 mm.
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