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Top 10 Off-beat Places to Visit in the Pristine Landscape of Daman And Diu

Searching for the next vacation destination? We have one in mind that will make you have a whale of a time! Both Daman and Diu have numerous happening and offbeat destinations to explore. Savoring the lip-smacking food, tasting the finest mocktails, dancing the night away at the beach parties, and indulging in water sports are some of the best things to do in Daman and Diu! 

Places to Visit in Daman and Diu

Here is a compilation of all the worth-visiting places in Daman and Diu. Keep scrolling to cross-check whether you have missed out on any happening place in the Union Territory.

1. Somnath Mahadev Temple, Daman

This 19th century built temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a site where devotees find solace and spiritual fulfillment. Tourists and devotees from all parts of the country arrive here. Besides the divine ambiance of the temple, its architecture consisting of intricate carvings and design are other factors that make the temple a must-visit destination in Daman.

2. St Jerome Fort, Daman

Also called Nani Daman Fort, this fort was built in 50 years! The most fascinating part of the fort is its colossal gateway that faces the Daman Ganga river and a statue of St.Jerome. Every year devotees arrive at the fort and attend the morning and evening masses in the church.

3. Mirasol Lake Garden, Daman

The Mirasol lake garden is a man-made tourist attraction. Locals and tourists arrive here to enjoy boating, a serene view, a lush green garden, and a toy train ride. You can also relish good food at the eateries around the garden.

4. Naida Caves, Diu

These maze-like caves outside the mesmerizing Diu Fort. Locals assert that the Portuguese used stones from the cave to build the fort. The cutting of stones from the cave left the cave with some fascinating structures which now attracts tourists and photographers from across the country.

5. Nagoa Beach, Diu

One of the most exotic beaches in Diu, Nagoa beach is a hub of water sports and fun activities such as camel/pony riding, desert bike, Hot air balloon ride, and Jeep Parasailing. Besides the fun stuff, you can also experience some ethereal moments by the shore witnessing the sunrise and sunset.

6. Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple, Diu

As the name suggests, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is claimed to have been built by the Pandavas from the epic Mahabharata. The temple has 5 Shiva Lingas established by each Pandava brother.

7. Jampore Beach, Daman

For a fun-filled evening, you have to head to Jampore Beach as it’s the hub of all the adventurous stuff amidst a serene ambiance. Here you can enjoy horse, camel ride, jet skiing, parasailing, paragliding, and many other exciting water sports. In addition to water sports, you must also treat your taste buds as the best Omelet, Pomfret, Prawns, and Vada Pav are served at the beach along with refreshing mocktails.

8. Cathedral of Bom Jesus, Daman

Due to Portuguese colonial roots, Daman has churches where Portuguese descendants worship. The church was consecrated in 1603 and beholds the finest architecture for which it is visited by tourists and devotees alike.

9. Diu Fort, Diu

Diu Fort is a magnificent structure built by the Portuguese. The walls of the fort have been strategically designed to fit cannons to enhance the security of the fort. The fort offers a surreal view of the sea, which brings inquisitive tourists and photographers from across the globe.

10. Ghoghla Beach, Diu

This flawless beach is an untouched beauty in Diu. Tourists can enjoy a range of water sports here such as banana boat rides, parasailing, surfing, and more. Ghoghla is also one of the cleanest beaches in town, which is another reason why it attracts a huge footfall.

The weather of Daman and Diu remains pleasant throughout the year due to its coastal geographical location. If you are planning a vacation, then the best time to visit Daman and Diu is from November to March. Plan your trip to Daman and Diu using our smart AI-Driven Circuit Planner Tool that gives you access to all the essential information you are seeking at your fingertips. 

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--- Published By  Shradha Mehra