Traveling to Daman and Diu
Next time you are thinking of escaping the din and bustle of the city and heading off for a Goan siesta, why not give Daman and Diu a try instead? Here you will find the pristine beaches and exotic Portuguese heritage that Goa is so known for without the swarms of tourists. And if that isn’t good enough, the beautiful region of Daman and Diu is so close to Mumbai! So what are you waiting for? Discover the unknown and capture the unconquered! Let’s take Daman and Diu by storm! Here’s how…..
The Union Territory of Daman and Diu is located on the western coast of India, just south of Gujarat. It is enclosed by Arabian Sea to its west and shares a border with the Junagadh district that is off the Saurashtra coast. Daman is connected to the rest of India by the Mumbai –Ahmedabad National Highway No.8, via Vapi In terms of distance, Mumbai is closest with a mere 193kms whereas Ahmedabad and Diu comes at 367kms and 763 kms respectively. Diu as well is easily accessible to many big cities in Gujurat and Mumbai either through regular, semi- luxury and luxury buses.
The nearest means of reaching Daman and Diu via air is the Mumbai International Airport. There is also a domestic airport in Santa Cruz. Both airports are well equipped with regular taxi services and money changers.
Your best bet by rail is Vapi that is on the main railway between Delhi and Mumbai. This railhead is located around 12 kms away and the taxi service between Daman and Vapi is on a charge per head basis. An alternative option is the Valsad Junction that is about 35kms away.
When to go?
If you want to enjoy this picturesque land in all its beauty, then the best time is of between October and May when you can experience the quirky mix of Goan and Gujurati culture in balmy tropical settings. Make note to pack accordingly and carry light cotton garments.