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Daman or Damao was a Portuguese enclave for four centuries and a half till the end of the colonial rule in 1961.The first Portuguese Captain Diogo de Mello while on his way to ormuz met with a violent cyclone and when all hopes were lost, suddenly found himself at the coast of Daman. It was the battleground to oust the Portuguese and had witnessed many wars waged against the alien powers. Daman had been a melting pot where races and cultures met and mixed to bring forth a multicoloured identity.
This paradise or peace, solitude and contentment with its coastline (about 12.5 km) along the Arabian Sea (the Gulf of Khambhat or Cambay) was once known as kalana Pavri or the Lotus of the Marshlands. A laid back little town, Daman is divided by the river Damanganga with Nani Daman (Little Daman) in the North Moti Daman (Big Daman) in the south. The Moti Daman retains something of the Portuguese atmosphere in its government buildings and churches of colonial origins enclosed within an imposing wall.

With its easy accessibility, just 12 km from Vapi, the nearest station on the Delhi-Mumbai and Ahmadabad- Mumbai rail route and very close to the national highway (NH 8) and with adequate infrastructure, Daman mainly attracts weekend tourists from neighboring Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Daman gratifies the whims of sun bathers and swimmers at its beaches, the historic churches with finely carved statues, majestic forts that rise in their imposing splendor, coconut groves, and abundant greenery and round the year temperate climate all provide a lovely escape for those in search of bliss, happiness and fun far away from the bustles of city life. Being a port town, it offers an exquisite variety of sea food fare to satisfy the demanding palates of sea food lovers, while the quaint bars and sea side modern restaurants satisfy the pleasures of life. The friendly and the hospitable People living here on this exquisite pearl on the west coast compel visitors to come again and again. Of laste, Daman has fast emerged as the right place for corporate meets, conferences, seminars, orientation programmes and training sessions. Today, Daman offers everything, be it heritage, culture, leisure, fun, adventure and business tourism.