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'''Daman and Diu''' are two small enclaves in [[West (India)|Western]] [[India]]. [[Daman]] is a small city on the mouth of the '''Daman Ganga river''' bounded on all sides by the state of [[Gujarat]], while [[Diu]] is a small island off the coast of Gujarat.  
 
'''Daman and Diu''' are two small enclaves in [[West (India)|Western]] [[India]]. [[Daman]] is a small city on the mouth of the '''Daman Ganga river''' bounded on all sides by the state of [[Gujarat]], while [[Diu]] is a small island off the coast of Gujarat.  
  
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Daman and Diu were under Portuguese occupation from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to retake all the Portuguese enclaves. Apart from Daman and Diu, [[Goa]] and [[Dadra and Nagar Haveli]] were "liberated" in this conflict. This area used to be a part of a larger union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu till Goa became a state by itself.
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Daman and Diu were under Portuguese rule from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to seize all the Portuguese enclaves. Apart from Daman and Diu, [[Goa]] and [[Dadra and Nagar Haveli]] were also annex in this operation. This area used to be a part of a larger union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu till Goa became a state by itself.
  
 
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There are 6 weekly flights to [[Diu]] from [[Mumbai]].
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There are 6 weekly flights to [[Diu]] from [[Mumbai]]. By railways, you can take trains running from [[Mumbai]] heading towards Ahmedabad, get down at [[Vapi]] (180km from Mumbai, takes around 3hrs). Daman is about 20km from Vapi, you have many options from there to reach Daman like Taxis, Autorickshaw and State run Buses. Taxi stand is just outside the Railway station and Bus Stand is about 5-min walk down the Main Bazaar Road. Independent taxi fare shouldn't cost you more than Rs.100. If you are on budget, buses may be best option, its fairly cheap around Rs.11.
  
 
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Both native Gujarati food and traditional Portuguese food are common. Being a coastal region, the communities are mainly dependent on sea food. Normally, Rotli and tea are taken for breakfast, Rotla and sag for lunch and chokha along with sag and curry are taken for dinner. Some of the dishes prepared on festive occasions include, puri, lapsee, potaya, dudh-plag, dhakanu.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:26, 23 May 2015

Daman and Diu
Location
Daman and Diu in India (disputed hatched).svg
Quick Facts
Capital Daman
Government Indian Union Territory
Currency Indian rupee (INR)
Area 102 km2
Population 242,911(2011 est.)
Language Official:English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi
Religion n/a
Electricity 230V/50Hz, Indian (Old British)/European plugs
Time Zone UTC +5:30

Daman and Diu are two small enclaves in Western India. Daman is a small city on the mouth of the Daman Ganga river bounded on all sides by the state of Gujarat, while Diu is a small island off the coast of Gujarat.

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Understand[edit]

Daman and Diu were under Portuguese rule from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to seize all the Portuguese enclaves. Apart from Daman and Diu, Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli were also annex in this operation. This area used to be a part of a larger union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu till Goa became a state by itself.

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

There are 6 weekly flights to Diu from Mumbai. By railways, you can take trains running from Mumbai heading towards Ahmedabad, get down at Vapi (180km from Mumbai, takes around 3hrs). Daman is about 20km from Vapi, you have many options from there to reach Daman like Taxis, Autorickshaw and State run Buses. Taxi stand is just outside the Railway station and Bus Stand is about 5-min walk down the Main Bazaar Road. Independent taxi fare shouldn't cost you more than Rs.100. If you are on budget, buses may be best option, its fairly cheap around Rs.11.

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Both native Gujarati food and traditional Portuguese food are common. Being a coastal region, the communities are mainly dependent on sea food. Normally, Rotli and tea are taken for breakfast, Rotla and sag for lunch and chokha along with sag and curry are taken for dinner. Some of the dishes prepared on festive occasions include, puri, lapsee, potaya, dudh-plag, dhakanu.

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