Visit Daman - Best of Daman

A former Portugese colony, Daman is a beautiful coastal town in India. It is a part of the union territory, Daman and Diu. The place had been ruled by the Mughals prior to the Portugese, thus, the architecture here is a beautiful blend of both the cultures. The beautiful forts and churches are testaments of this fact.

With the chilled out atmosphere, this place is a getaway for those seeking for an escape from everyday's hustle and bustle. Since it is close to Mumbai and a lot of major cities and towns in Gujarat, a lot of people from these places flock this serene beach town during the holiday season.

Being a coastal town, fishing is the main occupation here. Thus, be prepared for some A-grade seafood, that is cooked with fresh bounty caught on a daily basis. Apart from seafood, Daman also offers some tantalising authentic Indian cuisine, that will make your tummies thank you.

While alcohol is banned in the rest of the state, Daman is a haven for those craving for some booze to loosen themselves a little. And the best thing is, the taxes on alcohol here are some of the lowest in the country. The locally made feni and tody are definitely crowd-pullers, so don't forget to try these out while you're there.

Read on to find out more about the gems found in the beautiful territory of Daman.

Daman Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Daman tips for your visit

General Info

  • Time Zone: UTC + 05:30
  • Currency: Indian National Rupee
  • Electricity and Internet: 220-240 Volts of electricity output. 3G mobile services are available in Daman. High speed Broadband services are available at most of the hotels.
  • Languages: Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi and English are mainly spoken in Daman.
  • Tipping: Tipping is appreciated in Daman, but it isn't mandatory.
  • Customs: Since it is a conservative region, dress appropriately. Loose clothes that are suitable for the climate are fine, but avoid very revealing outfits.


  • Director of Medical and Health: +91260 2230470
  • Government Hospital, Marwad: +91260 2254266
  • Shree Shakti Krupa Ambulance Service: +91 9913338799
  • Police Hotline: 100
  • Fire Officer: +91260 2242666


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Facts and Stats for Daman*

  • Pollution Statistics in Daman

    Know the pollution level of Daman before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 89.58 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 62.5 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 71.88 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 65.63 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 80 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 65.63 (High)
  • Living in Daman - Quality of Life

    • Pollution Index 88.76 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 67.5 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.65 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Daman

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Daman

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 41.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 26.1 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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