Daman and Diu Travel Guide
Fort of Moti Daman
The massive Fort that runs round the settlement like a girdle, dates
back to 1559 AD. The Colossal structure in the present form encompasses
about 30,000 sq. Meters. with 10 bastions and two gateways. The Fort is
protected by a moat on the land side and also connects the river to the
sea. It is basically polygonal in plan with projections at regular intervals
of about 500 feet and carrying splayed angular bastions.
The parapet above the fortification walls is without merlons but is provided
with loop holes. The terraces close to the top of the wall are connected
to the top of the wall are connected to the inner ground surface by open
flight of steps at many places. All along the inner wall, there are barracks
for defense personnel's. The inscription above the southern (land) gate
mentions that this gate along with the bastions adjacent to it was completed
in 1581 AD. after the Mughal invasion in Akbar's reign. The inscription
on the Northern (sea) gate gives the date of 1593 AD. for the completion
of the Fort wall. On the Northern side within the confine of the Fort
were located the palaces, the Secretariat and other official buildings.
A large number of Portuguese gentry and their families resided within
Fort of Nani Daman
The small fort with high stone walls encloses an area of 12,250 sq. meters.
It has three bastions and two gateways.
The most conspicuous part of the Fort is the giant gateway facing the
river with a large statue of St. Jerome and two giant human figures, on
either side of the gateway.
The imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea is the principal building
within the Fort.
Nani Daman offers some wonderful sites to the traveler : Gandhi Park
near Nani Daman jetty, Nani Daman Fort and the church inside and the fishing
jetty where boats are anchored to name a few. The tourist crosses over
to Moti Daman through the Daman - Ganga Bridge where an old world of broad
roads, the massive Fort, the stately Light house, Gardens, Historic Monuments
and ancient Churches in Gothic style provide a feast to the aesthetic
Damanganga Tourist Complex
An unique integrated project with a Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall,
Health Club (under construction), Amphi Theatre, Giant Water Falls, Water
sports, Island Gardens, Fountains which provide the visiting tourist all
facilities in one location. This complex will mesmerise any tourist visiting
Daman with its beauty, facilities and size.
Satya Sagar Udyan
Satya Sagar Udyan about 3 Kms. from the taxi park at Nani Daman and
very close to the Coast Guard Air Station, on the Daman - Valsad Road
squats a spell - binding lake - garden,
"Satya Sagar Udyan" with its colorful fountains and shrub -
skirted promenades offers an enchanting view. The restaurant and snack
- bar provide a variety of dishes of different regional flavors.
One can unbend for hours on a lakeside seat sipping a soft beverage of
Kadaiya Lake Garden
A Wholly man-made wonder offering a variety of cuisine, the restaurant
excels in the panoramic view it has to offer. There is a lake surrounding
the two islands connected by a bridge. Fountains and beautiful boats add
to the remarkable greenery which meets the eye in every direction. Various
interesting features like computer games, toy train make it a favorite
family tourist spot. The Kadaiya Lake Garden is a famous tourist spot
for shooting of many films.
Mirasol Water Park
Enjoy Go-Carting, Jumper-Boat, Striking Car & other Thrilling Rides
at Mirasol Water Park situated within the Kadaiya Lake Garden.
Jetty Garden, Moti Daman
A beautifully designed riverside garden located at the bank of Damanganga
river, Near Jetty, Moti Daman. With attractive fountain, fun rides for
children, river faced seating and a cool green lawn the garden offers
a joyful evening for all age groups.
The Long shore - line at Devka has always fascinated the tourists. The
beautiful and well tended amusement park with its musical fountain and
kid's corner has become very popular, attracting bus loads of tourists
every weekend. When the park is illuminated on festive days, it provides
an enchanting sight. Most of the food joints and posh hotels are just
within walking distance. Taxis and auto rickshaws are easily available
to take you to Devka.
Children enjoy the facility of a pony - ride on the sands. The traveler
can beat the summer heat by taking a swim in the cool waters of the sea.
Those who are not very familiar with the beach at Devka should kindly
take note that rough rocky formations are there beneath the water level.
Towards south, Jampore Beach leads on to the border of Gujarat. It is
a pleasant spot, where one communes with nature in sublime solitude. This
beach is most suited to swimming as it is danger - free. During low -
tide, one can walk on the soft wet sand right into the sea. Don't miss
a picnic with your family in the shade of Casurina plantation on the sea