One of the oldest churches of daman, the Chapel of Our Lady of Rosary dates back to the 17th Century. Located in old Moti Daman Fort, this church is built in the ancient Gothic style. As one steps in the chapel, the otherwise deceptive looking chapel is indeed a treat to the eyes. The wood work of the Chapel is no less than breath taking. Rose petals with hundreds of colours and golden cherubs take perfection of the artwork to the zenith, also imbibing a sense of devotion and faith. One will find the illustration of stories from the blessed saints’ lives. It is said that the idol of Mary of Rosary was fixed on the altar as a gesture of thanksgiving by the Portuguese for escaping from the Maratha leader Shivaji and his forces.
Fort Jerome is one of the best places to visit in Daman and Diu. Covering an area of about 12,250 sqmt, the fort of St Jerome, is located in Nani Daman, on the northern side of the Daman Ganga River. Named after St.Jerome, one of the most eminent fathers of the Catholic Church, this fort was built in 1627. Also known as Nani Daman Fort, it has two gateways and three bastions. The giant gateway which faces the river has a large statue of St Jerome and also two big human figures, on either side of the gateway. The principal building inside the fort is the imposing church of Our Lady of the Sea, one of the ancient seats of the office with a fine altar.
The gateway is the entrance to Diu. The Zampa Gateway was constructed to the medieval period. The architecture is noteworthy with walls and the gateway. One will definitely notice the brilliant carvings of angels, priests and lions. After entering through the gate, there is a chapel built around 1702 AD. It is yet another wonderful monument which has intricately designs
Jampore beach boasts for being the most captivating beach of Daman. Situated at the southern part of Moti Daman, this beach has calm waters and is apt for amateur swimmers. The beach is generally not much crowded. It is also a perfect destination for photographers with its amazing beauty, especially when the sunsets.
If you are looking forward to spend a memorable evening at a beach with your family and friends, Devka beach in Daman should be your first choice. Since the beach is rocky, it is not fit for swimming. It boasts of the white sands and the clean water. An amusement park and the musical fountain are the extra attractions. This beach, too, is an ideal destination for photography lovers.
Calm, crystal clear waters and white sands make this perfectly semi-circle sea beach all the more amazing. Located near the Bucharwada village, this beach is perfect for swimming and water sports. The palm trees along the beach just add to its scenic beauty. Indulging in these watersports is one of the best things to do in Daman and Diu.
The cultural attractions of Daman and Diu are numerous. In case anyone wants to have some cultural experience, these twin islands are perfect to visit.
The St. Thomas Museum is known for its fantastic collection of variety of stones, inscriptions of the early rulers, antique statues, wooden carvings as well as idols. The colourful fountains and special lighting of the imposing building attract everyone to spend some leisurely hours here. A huge edifice in gothic style was built in 1598. There is also an archaeological treasure house inside this museum.
Daman is quite popular for its exclusive Garden Restaurants serving an array of dishes and these are also thematically decorated. Lobster, fish and crabs are the most in demand delicacies for the non-vegetarians. Most of the restaurants here have earned fame for mouth-wateringGujarati as well as Portuguese cuisines. Apart from these, Parsee, Punjabi, South Indian and Chinese food are also the other specialties offered by Diu to its tourists.
Diu shopping can be an interesting experience. You can shop to your heart’s content the latest electronic goods and gizmos that too at extremely low prices from the custom shops of Diu. Majority of the shoppers make it a point to get hold of leather slippers and handcrafted items made of the bamboo.
The shops in Diu sell very comfy and inexpensively priced leather slippers. The slippers and quite comfortable and also make for wonderful gift items as well. The woven bamboo mats and baskets are also cheap buys but extremely durable
Maharaja Supermarket - Indulge in a shopping spree for seashell, oysters, electronic goods, gift items, and many other things from Maharaja Supermarket at affordable prices.
Indulge in a shopping spree for seashell, oysters, electronic goods, gift items, and many other things from Maharaja Super market at affordable prices.