Friday, October 7, 2011

Daman


Pic: Aotearoa (Wikipedia)
Fast Facts
State: Daman and Diu
Famous for/as: Beaches
Languages: Marathi, Gujarati, English
Best Season: Oct - May
Weather: Summer 21-35°C, Winter 12-24°C
Altitude: 0 m
Pincode: 396210
STD code: 396210
Daman is a tiny little area sandwiched between the State of Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Arabian Sea. It is blessed with the very best natural resources and beauty that God can possess. Daman prides itself on its rich and varied historical heritage covering more than 2 millenniums. The history of Daman dating back to over 2000 years is replete with various rulers, conquests and surrenders. Starting from the First Century AD as a part of the country known as Lata until the Portuguese noticed this port in the 16th century and acquired it from the Shahs.

Blessed with an affable climate and people Daman is an ideal place for tourists without any climatic restrictions. Replete with Casuarinas windbreaks, tranquil seashores, heavenly beaches and easy availability of liquor thrown in as a bonus makes Daman a tourist haven. The territory also attracts many history students and enthusiast due to its palpable Portuguese influence.

The beaches and religious places of Daman are an invigorating combine silver talcum sands, stretches of lazy palms and ancient monuments. Add these attractions to the amazing attitude and zeal of the locals and you get festive occasions with illuminated parks throughout the year.

Daman, in true sense presents a posy of attractions and a wide choice for shopping. The leather products, bamboo mats and baskets (not to forget some of the exotic brands of Indian and foreign liquors available freely) are sure to make a shopaholic drop with joy. The hand made (intricate works) articles are also a must buy.

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