Historical Places in Daman and Diu

Historical places in Daman and Diu lays bare the glorious history of the ancient kings and queens. These historical sites are great places of sightseeing for tourists and travelers coming from various parts of the world. The union territories of Daman and Diu abounds in forts and historical monuments. The most popular historical places of Daman and Diu are fort of Moti Daman, fort of Nani Daman and Nani Daman.

Moti Daman fort is a colossal structure that was constructed in the year 1559 A.D. It covers a total land area of 30,000 square kilometers. The fort has two entrance passages and 10 citadels. The fort is surrounded by a moat, which links the river to the sea. It has been built in the shape of a polygon and has projections that emerge out at regular intervals from the central fort. These projections are about 500 feet high and carries angle-like citadels. The terrace region of the fort of Mati Daman is well-connected to the ground region. with a flight of steps. The inside wall of the fort consists of barracks, which is the dwelling place of the army personnels. The gateway that is located in the southern side of the fort has various inscriptions. These inscriptions tell the tale of Moti Daman fort. The northern gateway also has inscriptions embedded on it.

Nani Daman fort is a small fort that is another central tourist attraction in Daman and Diu. This fort is known for its high walls that covers an area of around 12,250 sq. meters. It has two entrance gates and 3 citadels or bastions. The gate, which faces the river possesses magnificent statue of St. Jerome .Our Lady of the Sea Church located within the fort is the center of attraction within the fort.

Nani Daman fort, Nani Daman jetty and Gandhi park are popular places for sightseeing within the region of Nani Daman. Ganga bridge, the light house gardens add to the beauty of the enchanting region of Nani Daman.