Capturing Little Daman In India

Nani Daman, or Little Daman, is tucked away in the northernmost part of the Maharashtra-Gujarat border. It belongs to the Union Territory of Daman and Diu. It was a Portuguese colony, and so, one of the reasons tourists visit this place is for its history and culture. The other being the abundantly and cheaply available liquor. Something else that captures you is the presence of three rivers and two beaches in this tiny place. Nani Daman’s own jewel is the Devka Beach, 5km from town. As the beach is rocky, people prefer to wet their feet at the two amusement parks here.

Besides the beach, visit the Nani Daman Market and the Portuguese-built St Jerome Fort which has a view over the Damanganga Creek. The fort was built in 1627 to keep away Mughal conquerors. The fort covers 12,250 sq.m and has three bastions and two gateways. The giant gateway facing the river has a large statue of St Jerome and two big human figures, on either side of the gateway. The Church of Our Lady of the Sea within the fort is a beautiful Gothic-style construction.

There is a fabulous five-hour city tour organized by one of the leading hotels, which will take around the sights and sounds of the city. Visit churches, forts, rivers, gardens and historical monuments.

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