Daman two day itinerary will not only help you visit the best places in town but will also ensure that your 2 days are utilized well. It will prove handy for people who are in Daman for a quick visit and need the most relaxing and refreshing experience.
Daman as a coastal town is home to a variety of historical monuments that were built by the Portuguese back in the 16th century. It also has some beautiful churches which are a reflection of the amazing architectural knowledge of the Portuguese back in those times.
Daman, situated on the West Coast of India, is one of the two districts of the Union Territory Daman and Diu. It’s one of the most budget-friendly travel locations in the country. Daman is mostly famous for its beautiful beaches. It’s also quite popular for its fresh, delicious and spicy seafood which is also the staple diet for many of its residents.
I won’t be wrong to propound that Daman caters to the expectations of a wide range of travellers. It is an ideal destination for those who are looking forward to visiting it in search of a relaxing time by the beach. It is also a great place for observing and admiring the Portuguese architecture in the Churches, appreciating the robust construction of the Forts which are standing tall even today. If nothing else, simply enjoying a few drinks at a bar with friends and family, is also what you can do when in Daman.
In my current blog on Daman two-day itinerary, I would make an endeavour to help fellow travellers plan their trip.
Daman Two Day Itinerary: Must Visit Places
In order to ensure optimum utilization of your time, it’s recommended that you stick to this pre-planned Daman two day travel itinerary.
The following places should most certainly be a part of your Daman two day itinerary –
Indulge in some adventure by the beachside
Spend some time at this rocky beach
|Nani Daman Fort
Visit the Fort Dedicated to St. Jerome in Nani Daman
|Moti Daman Fort
Appreciate the Portuguese architecture and history at this 16th century Fort
Get the panoramic views of Nani Daman, Moti Daman and the surrounding areas.
Buy everyday things at highly discounted prices
|Miramar Orchestra or any other Bar
Enjoy some late night music performances of just chill out at some bar
Daman Two Day Itinerary: Which Places to Cover?
For your ease of understanding and fulfilling travel experience, I have split the two days of my itinerary into 3 slots- Morning to Noon, Noon to Evening and Evening to Night. This way, you can keep a track of the day’s progress in an efficient slot wise manner.
|Daman has two main parts- Nani Daman and Moti Daman. The attractions are spread over these parts. Nani Daman and Moti Daman are connected by road and ferry services.|
The following is a daily slot wise breakdown of the Daman two Day Itinerary.
Daman Two Day Itinerary: Day 1
Day 1 of your Daman two-day itinerary should include a visit to a beach, exploring the forts and some shopping.
|Morning to Noon:
Visit the Jampore Beach. Stroll around for some time and have your brunch at the beach.
|Noon to Evening:
Visit the Forts – at Moti Daman and Moti Daman
Visit the Lighthouse.
|Evening to Night:
Visit the Daman Market and indulge in some shopping.
Have dinner and sleep.
Daman two Day Itinerary: Day 2
On the second day of your Daman two day trip, you should spend some time on the beaches and end your day with a musical night.
|Morning to Noon:
Visit the rocky Devka Beach. Stroll around for some time and watch the fishermen fishing in the sea.
Get into a boat in which they would take you to a naturally formed rocky cum sandy island in the sea. Here you can have drinks, enjoy the breeze and the view.
|Noon to Evening:
Have lunch at a restaurant or a cafe then head towards the Jampore Beach.
Choose from a variety of options like Paragliding, Horse Riding and Camel Riding.
Enjoy the Sunset.
|An evening to Night:
Attend the Musical Night at Hotel Miramar/Have drinks at a bar/ Stay back at your hotel and relax.
Have dinner and sleep.
Jampore Beach is the first place you should visit as per the Daman two day itinerary. It’s located about 5 kilometres from Moti Daman and is truly a haven of serenity. What separates this beach from many other beaches in the country is that the sand here is somewhat blackish in colour. This makes its overall appeal quite unique.
If you’re in Daman during the off-season, you’ll find this beach less crowded and can enjoy every moment in tranquillity. However, if you’re in Daman during the weekends, you must expect a lot of tourists from nearby cities who come here to sit back and enjoy their weekend.
Things to Do at the Jampore Beach
You get to do a variety of things to do while at the Jampore Beach. If you’re up for some thrill and adrenaline rush, you can go for Paragliding. There are also quad bike rides available if you’re more into motorized action.
They also have horse and camel rides which are ideal if you have kids with you. You can have liquor which is easily available at the beach tents or sweet coconut water. The beach is also popular for its fresh and spicy seafood which is quite appetizing.
If you like to play cricket, football, or volleyball, you can also have the time of your life playing it at Jampore Beach. The breeze, the waves, the sun, the smell of the sea water and the sand squishing under your feet will make the whole experience a truly enjoyable and memorable one. I definitely recommend it.
It would be an injustice to the Daman two day itinerary if the great forts of Daman do not find a place in it. Constructed by the Portuguese, these forts are as robust as any other forts across the country.
Built-in the 16th Century, these are still standing in their full glory, though time has taken a toll on their appearance, they still please the tourists who visit them as they offer a very enthralling view of the sea.
Moti Daman Fort
Also known as Governor’s Palace, Moti Daman Fort was built by the Portuguese in 1559. It has 10 bastions and 2 gateways and is shaped like a polygon with over 500 feet projection.
The most intriguing part about the fort is its historical structures.
Just inside the Moti Daman fort, there’s a beautiful church called by the name, Cathedral of Bom Jesu. You can also visit the church and explore and admire the intricacies of Portuguese architecture.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Rosary and the Church of Our Lady of Remedies are also worth a visit.
St. Jerome’s Fort
Also known as Nani Daman Fort by the locals, the Fort was completed in 1672. The Fort is situated next to the main fishing Jetty. The Fort has 3 bastions with a huge statue of St. Jerome. The precincts of the Fort also house the church of Our Lady of the Sea.
The lighthouse near the Moti Daman Fort was built by the Portuguese and is also one of the best places to visit if you want to have a panoramic view of Moti Daman, Nani Daman, beach and the sea.
It’s an amazing place for photography enthusiasts as the location is quite vibrant. Also, the journey by road to the lighthouse is quite exciting as you drive parallel to the big walls of the fort, which are also lit up in different colours during the night.
The Daman Market is a special and a popular place amongst the tourists. As per my interaction with the locals, Daman Market has a wide range of things on sale from deodorants, perfumes, belts, watches, shoes, makeup for women, accessories, handbags to almost every other thing you can imagine.
You might ask what’s so “special” in that? But here’s the catch. If you have time and you hunt down the right shops, you can get imported products at a very cheap rate. I suggest you go shopping when you have a whole afternoon up to your sleeve as it’s quite a time demanding a place to be in.
Street shopping in Daman is fun. Daman is famous for its leather products and wonderful handicrafts. Do buy a pair of leather slippers or woven bamboo baskets, etc from these markets.
Devka Beach is a totally different type of beach as compared to the Jampore beach. It’s not a sandy beach as most people would expect. It’s more of a rocky beach and it’s not an ideal beach for surfing or bathing. However, you can walk on small rocks towards the sea and indulge in picking colourful shells on the way.
Devka Beach also offers an excellent rocky prospect for your photos if you want to fulfil your photography instincts. The view of waves crashing into the rocks is the one you can watch for a long time. It’s usually a quiet place where you can also meditate while sitting on the rocks, or simply enjoy the breeze with someone special.
What all is available at the Devka Beach?
Drinks and seafood are available at Devka Beach. Coconut water, light snacks, etc. Try the Ghotala there. It’s yummy.
Live Musical Night at Hotel Miramar
Hotel Miramar is located in Bhimpore area of Daman. It’s a lovely hotel which hosts live performances of professional singers and performers on weekends for the people.
The best part is, you get to experience the melodious night near the beach. The breeze, the drinks, the food and the soulful performances scale up the overall ambience. It truly moves your soul and leaves you in euphoria.
What all is available?
Drinks, a variety of cocktails, vegetarian food and seafood.
Now that the details of Daman two day itinerary are clear to you, let me tell you how to reach there and where to stay during your visit.
How to Reach Daman?
Daman can be easily reached from different parts of India, It is connected by air, rail and road.
The nearest international airports from Daman are in Surat and Mumbai which are further connected to all the major cities by air.
You can fly to Mumbai or Surat and reach Daman by train, car or bus.
The nearest railway station to Daman is in Vapi, which is around 15 km from Daman.
You can take a local taxi/auto from Vapi to Daman.
Vapi, at a distance of about 15 km, lies on the Bombay-Ahmedabad National Highway 8, which is connected further to Daman by road.
Budget Accommodation at Daman
It’s always a good choice to stay at a budget-friendly hotel so that your pockets don’t get a hole and also, you can spend this saved money on food, sightseeing or shopping.
The following are the best budget-friendly accommodation options in Daman.
|Hotel Saikripa Imperial
|Silver Sands Beach Resort
Where to Head if you have some spare Time?
If you manage to get extra time after visiting all the places from your Daman two day itinerary, you can visit the Devka Amusement Park.
It’s a fun place located by the Devka beach with quite a few rides and attractions, which would be greatly enjoyed by kids. There are also food stalls serving snacks which you can savour while enjoying the view of the sea.
I recommend this place especially to those who are travelling with kids. They will surely be thankful to you for taking them here.
Daman as a Travel Destination: General Information
Before I proceed to the FAQs and tips, I’d like you to know more about Daman as a travel destination. The subsequent table provides basic information pertaining to Daman.
As visitors of the region, you should be aware of the following details.
West Coast of India
English and Hindi
|Other Languages Spoken
Gujarati, Marathi and Konkani
Throughout the year
|Modes of Transport
By Trains, Buses, Car
|Ideal Two Day Budget
5,000 INR ( for 2 people)
|Ideal Time of Visit
|Foods and Beverages to try
Seafood and Cocktails
Handkerchief or Face Wipes as the weather is quite humid.
|Nearby Travel Attractions
Useful Tips for First Time Travelers to Daman
For first time travellers to Daman, the following tips will come in handy:
|Pack extra set of clothes
Owing to its coastal location, Daman has a hot and a humid climate mostly throughout the year. I would suggest you pack an extra set of cotton clothes as it gets a bit uncomfortable travelling in sweaty clothes throughout the day.
As of now, there are no services of private cab companies like Ola or UBER, that you can use to visit places within Daman. However, you can get autos and taxis at reasonable rates. You can also book a cab via the travel desk of the hotel you are staying in.
It can get hot in Daman during the day, so make sure you are adequately hydrated.
FAQs on travelling to Daman
Travellers visiting Daman have a lot of questions, below I have tried to answer a few of those queries. If you have any other questions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below. I will try to answer them as soon as possible.
|Is Daman safe for solo women travellers?
YES, Daman is safe for women/ girls travelling alone. Just follow some basic precautions like being back to the hotel before nightfall.
|Which beach is better – Jampore or Devka?
Jampore Beach is better because as its cleaner, has many food and activity options.
|Can I visit Daman and Diu together?
NO, Daman and Diu are approximately 700 km apart by road. By sea, although the distance comes down to 200 km, there is no way you can go from Daman to Diu by cruise or ferry or boat.
|Is Daman worth visiting?
YES, Daman is a great place to spend for all kinds of travellers.
|How many days are enough for Daman Trip?
2 days are enough to explore Daman.
|Is visiting Daman during monsoons a good idea?
Not really. Rainfall can spoil the plans of sightseeing and visiting beaches can be difficult.
Daman is a lovely place to spend a couple of days. Plan a trip to this beautiful town soon. I hope my Daman two day itinerary assists you in planning an amazing trip.
Happy Wayfaring 🙂
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