What to See
Devka Beach: This is the most popular beach area, where most of the hotels and food stalls are located. The beach, though sandy, is not safe for swimming because of the rocks underwater. The beach has an amusement centre for children with a couple of rides, pony rides and a variety of food options.
Jampore Beach: This beach is popular as a swimming head-out. The waters are not rocky and the area is full of picnickers and relaxing beach-lovers.
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa: Constructed in 1430, this gompa has a rich collection of Buddhist art, ancient manuscripts, painted scrolls and wall paintings. Its special feature is the gilded image of Buddha, almost 3-storyes high. A little ahead of the monastery is a fort that allows you panoramic views of the Leh town. Open from: 7.00 am-9.00 am from prayers; Entry free.
Jama Masjid: Located in the Main Bazaar area, this green and white mosque exhibits a striking combination of Turko-Iranian architecture and was built in the 17th-century. Note that women are not within.
Moti Daman: This is one of the most visited structures in Daman, once home to the homes of the Portuguese. The most recognized structure here is the old Fort, which spots about 10 bastions and 2 gateways. The fort walls are quite mossy and a moat links the fort to the sea. Within the fort is the Iberian Church, Se Cathedral, which is a 17th century church with a gold-painted wooden altar. Depictions from the life and times of Christ adorn the walls. Of equal importance is the newly developed Hilsa Aquarium within the fort, where you can take a submarine boat ride and watch a large number of exotic fishes. Moti Daman also houses the Governor's Palace, which is worth watching for its highly carved stairway and ornate chandeliers. Daman's churches are also worth watching, the most impressive being the Church of Bom Jesus. Created in Portuguese architecture, it displays heavily ornate doors and ceilings. Similarly striking is the Our Lady of Rosary Church, which has attractive gothic architecture and a huge prayer hall with carved figures. Also catch a round of evening stroll at the Satya Sagar Udyan, which abounds in fountains, well-maintained walkways, a lake and restaurants and cafés serving regional delicacies.
Nani Daman: Another prominent spot in Daman, Nani Daman's most recognized image is the St Jerome Fort or Fort of Nani Daman, as it is better known as. The fort has 3 bastions and 2 gateways, the bigger of which faces the river and has a life-like statue of St. Jerome. Also located within this fort is the Church of Our Lady of the Sea, which showcases a fine panel work. Another beautiful church located within the fort is the Lady of Remedios Church, which has a fine altar. Located close to the church is an old cemetery. Check out the Gandhi Park at Daman Jetty and the old Lighthouse, which is quite popular with children. One of Nani Daman's most enduring images is the Jain Temple, whose walls are decorated with glass murals depicting Mahavira's life.
Kadaiya Lake Garden: An artificial lake garden, it offers interesting options of boating or strolling especially in the evenings. Within the park are a toy train, options for go-karting and several rides.
Damanganga Tourist Complex: A popular haunt for families and couples, this complex is made of a cafeteria, health club, amphitheatre, waterfalls, sports, fountains and island gardens.
Top Hotels in Daman
Top Landmarks in Daman
- Hotels Near Jampore Beach
- Hotels Near Devka Beach
- Hotels Near Devka Beach With Swimming Pool
- Hotels Near Parsi Fire Temple Udwada
- Hotels Near Devka Beach With Bar