Daman & Diu

The union territory of Daman and Diu is a fascinating place. Wilderness defines the majority of the region. Here nature is untamed but beautiful. The region has become irrevocably affected by the long Portuguese rule. The enclave of Daman is a specter of wilderness with a dash of Portuguese influences thrown into the mix. The old charm of Portugal seeps through the myriad collection of exquisite forts and churches. The beaches here are unfettered in their natural beauty. The palm trees sway against the breeze creating a contrast of green against the grey seas. Diu, on the other hand, is different from its cousin. It too has been affected by the Portuguese occupation which is brought to the fore by three spectacular churches. The seas are more restrained here. However, the best thing to do on these beaches is to ride a scooter. Riding a scooter with the cool winds rushing through your hair is an amazing experience.