Daman and Diu Information and Tourist Places
Daman and Diu is the second smallest union territory in India. They are two different parts, enclosed between sea on one side and Gujarat on the other. The main occupation for the people of Daman and Diu is fishing. The service sector mainly comprises of Real estate, Tourism and Insurance. Gujarati and Marathi are the official and main languages.
The use of Portuguese goes on declining because it is no longer official nor taught at school, though a number of elder people can still understand it, some even preferring it for discourse at home.
Daman and Diu tourism offer excellent accommodation facilities. Number of the cheap hotels are located on Seaface Road in Daman. There are many decent places to stay at the beach sites. There are a good number of hotels in Daman and Diu. The hotels are moderately priced and offer decent accommodation. Some hotels have the privilege of being located close to the beach, while others are in the city. The local government runs a number of Tourist Bungalows, Guest Houses and hotels in Daman and Diu.
Famous temples and Tourist places:
Gangeshwar Temple: The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva houses five lingas in the midst of the rocks on the seashore.
Nagoa Beach: Nagoa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in India. Just twenty minutes refreshing drive from Diu will bring you to Nagoa Beach which with a stretch of about 2 Km from one end to another is exceptionally beautiful .The unique shoe-shape of the beach makes it more beautiful.
Devka & Jampore Beach: Devka is a beautiful and unspoilt beach with a long shore-line situated in the northern part of Daman. There is also a popular amusement park on the beach with multi-coloured fountains. Situated in the southern part of Daman near the Gujarat border. There are some museums are located in Andaman. The Marine Museum, Fisheries Museum and Anthropological Museum, are the three of the main museums that is witness to a major influx of tourists and visitors. The Aberdeen Bazaar in Port Blair serves as a major haunt for the tourists as you can buy some lovely shell and wooden handiwork items.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Park is located about 30 Kms away from the capital city of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It comprises of 15 small and large Islands of which only three are open to visitors. This beautiful park at Port Blair has facilities like amusement rides, safe water sports, nature trail around the lake, garden, restaurant and historic remains like Japanese Temple as well as a bunker.
Cuisine in Andaman and Nicobar can be attributed to this place but there are plenty of Burmese restaurants here. Tea, rice and flour have become regular ingredients in their diet. They are believed to be expert cooks and continuously experiment with their dishes. Even though it is known for great meat, Jarawas still don’t hunt it. The availability of food and the difficulty of catching it decide the value of the food. That is why fruits and vegetables, roots and nuts are considered the lowest in the food chain. One of the most prized food items is the turtle egg.
Shopping in Andaman and Nicobar is a wonderful experience. The main market for shopping in Andaman and Nicobar is in Port Blair. A few Government Emporia as well as innumerable private shops along with food joints and pubs offer travelers a delightful experience while shopping in Andaman and Nicobar. Other shopping centres are located at Goalghar, Junglighat, Prem Nagar and Delanipur. Some local artifacts including jewelries, palm mats, bamboo cane craft and Nicobaree mats are highly popular. A visit to the Aberdeen Bazaar is must for all tourists.