Daman Tourism

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.

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.

Security

  • 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

 

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

    • Air Pollution 89.77 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 70.83 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.84 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.42 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 69.44 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 76.19 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.11 (High)
  • How safe is Daman for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Daman.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 33.33 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 67.65 (High)
    • Pollution Index 89.08 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.94 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.32 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 40.46 (Very 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.

  • 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 2.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 50.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 27.99 USD

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

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