How far are Daman and Diu from one another?
Daman and Diu are approximately 12 hours (690 km) away from each other.
How do I get there?
By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the nearest major airport to Daman and is located around 170 kms away. Diu has its own airport with frequent flights from most major cities.
By Road: Mumbai to Daman will take you only around 3 hours by road. If you're travelling from Pune or Ahmedabad, you can reach Daman in roughly 6 hours. While it takes a seven hour drive from Ahmedabad to get to Diu, other major cities like Mumbai and Pune are further away. Most prefer taking flights to Diu from these cities. From Mumbai, direct buses to Diu are also quite frequent.
By train: There are no direct trains available to Daman & Diu from major cities due to long hours of commute. The Vapi railway station is the nearest to Daman, situated 12 kms away. The nearest railway station to Diu is at Delwada, approximately 10 kms away from Diu.
How to get around?
Though auto-rickshaws and taxis are easily available, the best option is to rent a cycle or bike and explore the region.
What are the main attractions?
Built by the Portuguese in around 1535 AD, the fort still stands majestically on the coasts of Diu island, presenting an extraordinary view of the sea. Fort Diu is one of Diu's top attractions and holds a lot of historical value.
Holding beautiful views and calm fluvial waters, this place aptly suits the needs of a peace lover. Located within 7 kms from Diu, it also hosts water sports like parasailing and much more.
Apart from the above mentioned attractions, Ghoghla Beach has catapulted to some of the favourites among tourists. Gangeshwar Temple and St. Paul's Church are also a must visit.
Kadaiya Lake Garden is an artificial lake garden having families visiting throughout the year, especially kids, given the mini toy rides it is home to.
Mirasol Lake, Jampore Beach, Devka Beach are the other top attractions in Daman. Encompassing toy rides for children, boat rides and also temples in the vicinity, it is a perfect place for all visitors.
Cathedral of Bom Jesu is a tall 400 year old masterpiece constructed by the Portuguese. Having a calm exterior, this place is a must visit. Fort of St.Jerome, Fort of Moti Daman, Somnath Mahadev Temple are some other popular destinations.
What to eat and where?
Jetty rolls, vada pav, bhel puri, etc. are some of Daman's popular street foods. Visit the popular Damao Pequeno Jetty for fast food. Veera Da Dhaba and Oye Daman are popular for North Indian cuisines. Pind Punjab Da serves excellent authentic Punjabi food for reasonable prices.
Enjoy a scrumptious sea food platter at the The Cat's Eye Restaurant in the premises of Nagoa Beach or go to O'Coqueiro to dine amidst open gardens with grilled fish being a favourite among the locals.