Daman & Diu, the tiny union territory of India, is gifted with beautiful beaches and has become attractive tourist destination.

Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu

Located on the west coast of India, Daman & Diu is one of the Union territories of India. Formerly a Portuguese colony, Daman & Diu was founded on 30 May 1987 after Goa was accorded statehood. The union territory of Daman & Diu covers a total area of112 sq.km and is bounded by Gujarat on the east, Arabian sea on the west, Kolak River on the north and Kalai river on the south. The capital city of Daman & Diu is Daman. It comprises of two districts namely Daman and Diu. Daman & Diu has a population of over 242,911. The languages spoken in this region are Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi and English.



Daman & Diu experiences tropical humid climate. The region records a maximum temperature of 36 degree Celsius and minimum temperature of 20 degree Celsius. Due to extensive coastlines, fishing forms major part of economic activity in this union territory. The major crops grown in Damn and Diu are wheat, rice, ragi, sugarcane, groundnut, pulses and coconut. The economy of Daman & Diu is largely dependent on agriculture, tourism, fishing, small scale industries and cottage industries.

Major tourist destinations in Daman & Diu are Jampore beach, Jain temple, Fort of St. Jerome, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Devka beach, Bom Jesus Church, Our Lady of Remedios Church, Moti Daman, Amusement Park, Pargola Garden, Kachiga, Mirasol Garden, Mirasal Water Park, St. Paul’s Church, Children’s park at Ghoghla, Diu Fort and Panikota Fort and Summer House. The best time to visit Daman & Diu is between September and May.

Facts & Figures








112 sq.km


20° 25′ N


72° 50′ E







Spoken Languages

Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi and English

Clothing Required


Best Time to Visit

September to May



Major Festivals

Gangaji fair, Holi, Dushera, Diwali,Id and Xmas



Tourist Attractions

Jampore beach, Jain temple,Fort of St. Jerome, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Rosary and Devka beach