A quaint and tranquil town off the Gujarat coast on the western side of the Indian peninsula is Daman and Diu. Once a Portuguese colony, Daman is known for its exquisite beauty, replete with secluded beaches, historical monuments, charming lighthouses, beautiful parks, old churches, and cathedrals known for their alluring architecture and serenity. 

Located just about 170 km from Mumbai, Daman is a popular tourist destination for Mumbaikars to spend a quiet weekend away from the city chaos and rejuvenate. If you want to go on a holiday to Daman from Mumbai, you may research different ways to reach Daman from Mumbai. So, here is a complete guide on travelling to Daman from Mumbai. 

By Air 

Being a popular weekend getaway destination, Daman is well-connected to the rest of the country, especially Mumbai. There are regular flights from Mumbai to Daman. The nearest airport in Daman is located in the Nani Daman area, about three kilometres from the city centre. From the airport, you can take state-owned buses or private taxis to reach the city.  

By Rail

Travelling to Daman from Mumbai by rail is convenient and one of the fastest ways to reach the city. While there is no direct connectivity to Daman, the nearest station, Vapi, is around 10-12 km from the city, and there are regular trains from Mumbi. There are also trains to Vapi from all parts of India, including Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jammu, Kalka, etc. So, no matter where you are from, you can easily reach Daman by rail.  

From Vapi, you can take a private taxi or board a bus to reach Daman. It takes less than 60 minutes to reach the city centre, and from there, you can easily reach your destination.  

By Road

Mumbai to Daman distance by road is just about 170.8 km, and it takes approximately three to four hours to reach the city from Mumbai by road if you drive yourself. You can also take a bus from Mumbai to Daman directly or to Vapi and Surat and then take a connecting bus or taxi to reach Daman. The NH(National Highway) 8 connects Daman to different cities like Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 

Best places to visit in Daman 

Nature has blessed Daman with an awe-inspiring landscape, and the city has everything to satiate your wanderlust. With beaches to relax and fascinating monuments to explore, you can visit many places in Daman. If you are a first-time visitor, it can be challenging to decide which ones to see and which to ignore. So, here is a list of the best places to visit in Daman 

  • Jampore Beach
  • Moti Daman Fort
  • Lighthouse
  • Dominican Monastery
  • Devka Beach
  • Somnath Mahadev Temple
  • Church of our Lady of Sea 

Best time to visit Daman 

Being a coastal town, Daman has tropical climate conditions similar to Mumbai. While you can visit this beautiful city any time of the year, the best time is between October and March. During this time of the year, the weather is pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 18 to 28 degrees Celsius. 

The ambient conditions between October and March make exploring the city a pleasant experience, and you can easily spend time outdoors. Apart from winter, the monsoon season is also a good time to visit Daman. During this time, the entire region comes alive with lush greenery, making the environment more loveable and charming.  

Where to stay in Daman? 

Daman attracts many tourists from Mumbai and the rest of India, especially during the weekends. Over the years, the state has developed its tourism sector significantly, and several new hotels and resorts have come up to provide a peaceful and comfortable stay for travellers.  

If you are looking for premium accommodation, you can book your stay at Azzaro Resorts and Spa or Devka Beach Resort, two of the most premium resorts in Daman, offered by Club Mahindra.  

During your stay at these resorts, you can enjoy the signature Club Mahindra hospitality services and get a chance to indulge in exclusive experiences that make your holiday fun and memorable. 

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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