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Daman Travel Information
Daman is a beautiful, dramatic, eye-catching, elegant heaven on earth. Daman is traced to the 1st Century A.D. In the latter part of the XIII Century when the Trimmer Invasion expedited the fall of the Sultanate of Delhi.
Daman was formed out of the dissected Sultanate and was administered by Meli Moluk who governed the Throne of Cambay, under which control it fell. However in ancient times it comprised of two Praganas known as PRAGANA KALANA PAVRI or the LOTUS OF THE MARSHLANDS separated from PRAGANA NEAR by a River Ganga initiating in the Hills of Paugysauvar in the Kandesh region. The river passes through the Portuguese rural community of Bildary and Gurvary, runs through in various directions through the Pragana NAGAR HAVELI, rounds the south of DADRA enters the Pragana of Kalana Parvi and Naer and meets the Arabian Sea. The Pragaba Kalana Pavri comprise of 13 villages and 12,883 populations while the Pragana Naer consisted of 23 villages.
PLACES OF TOURIST INTEREST
Fort of Moti Daman: The Fort is secluded by a moat on the land side and also hooks up the river to the sea. It is basically multilateral in plan with protrusion at regular intervals of about 500 feet and carrying splayed angular citadel.
Jampore Beach: It leads on to the boundary of Gujarat. It is a pleasing spot, where one communes with nature in inspiring solitude. This beach is most suited to swimming as it is threat - free.
Fort of Nani Daman: The small fort with high stone parapet includes an area of 12,250 sq. meters. It has three fortresses and two gateways. The most obvious part of the Fort is the giant gateway facing the river with a large statue of St. Jerome and two gigantic human figures, on either side of the gateway.
Damanganga Tourist Complex: An unique incorporated project with a restaurant, Cottages, symposium Hall, fitness association (under construction), Amphi Theatre, Giant Water Falls, Water sports, Island Gardens, Fountains which provide the visiting tourist all facilities in one location. This complex will captivate any tourist visiting Daman with its beauty, conveniences and size.
Kadiaya Lake Garden: A Wholly man-made conjecture offering a variety of cuisine, the eating place excels in the panoramic view it has to offer. There is a lake neighboring the two islands coupled by a bridge.
Pargola Garden: It is a tombstone raised in reminiscence of the Portuguese military that fell during the freedom up rising at Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It has the similarity of the Pantheon at Athens. At the entrance hall on the left side, almost close to the Fort Gate is the self-effacing dwelling where Bocage, an 18th Century Portuguese poet lived.
Church Of Bom Jesus: Bom Jesus is one of the most remarkable holy places in Daman. It was concluded in its present form in 1603 AD and is a living tribute to the superiority achieved by Portuguese architects and artisans in ornate and intricate Church structure.
Collector House: Portuguese regime at present office of Collector and District Magistrate sited in this building.
House of Bocage: At the doorway on the left side, more or less attached to the Fort Gate is the diffident dwelling where Bocage, an 18th Century Portuguese poet lived.
The Paryatan Bhavan: It was constructed in 1995 and established in office on 5-1-95. At present the office of sightseeing department and OIDC are situated at Paryatan Bhavan. Tourist in turn Center is also situated at Paryatan Bhavan.
Devka: The attractive and well tended mirth park with its musical cascade and kid's corner has turn out to be very popular, attracting bus loads of tourists every weekend. When the park is enlightened on festive days, it provides a captivating sight.
Mirasol Water Park: Enjoy Go-Carting, Jumper-Boat, Striking Car & other exhilarating Rides at Mirasol Water Park positioned within the Kadaiya Lake Garden.
Best Time to Visit: The dominant time to visit, nevertheless, is between October and May, when the sit out is cool and inviting, and just correct to enjoy the grand cuisine of the county.
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