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Jetty Garden: A beautifully designed riverside garden located at the bank of Damanganga river, Near Jetty, Moti Daman. With attractive fountain, fun rides for children, river faced seating and a cool green lawn the garden offers a joyful evening for all age groups.
It is just 2 kms away from the Taxi Stand, Nani Daman. Auto Rikshaws are also availablefrom Nani Daman Taxi Stand to Nani Daman Jetty and from Nani Daman Jetty a 2 minutes journey through boat.

Kadaiya Lake Garden: A Wholly man-made wonder offering a variety of cuisine, the restaurant excels in the panoramic view it has to offer. There is a lake surrounding the two islands connected by a bridge. Fountains and beautiful boats add to the remarkable greenery which meets the eye in every direction. Various interesting features like computer games, toy train make it a favorite family tourist spot. The Kadaiya Lake Garden is a famous tourist spot for shooting of many films.

Daman Ganga Tourist Complex: An unique integrated project with a Cafeteria, Cottages, Conference Hall, Health Club (under construction), Amphi Theatre, Giant Water Falls, Water sports, Island Gardens, Fountains which provide the visiting tourist all facilities in one location. This complex will mesmerise any tourist visiting Daman with its beauty, facilities and size.

Devka Beach in Daman

Ganjaji Fair: The Somnath Madadev temple in the village of Dabhel is the venue of a grand fair and celebrations every year in March. It is believed that the present shivlinga miraculously appeared here in the 19th Century on the request of a monk who was a true devotee of Shiva. The existing temple was rebuilt in year 1972-73 and since then every year a fair is organized here which is visited by a large number of people from within the district as well as outside. Thousands having faith in the occasion congregate at somnath Mahadev, take their holy bath in the water tank, conduct the religious activities to invoke the blessings of lord Shiva.


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Garba Festival:

Daman and Diu is the land which bear diversities that can be seen in the form of festivals. Daman and Diu host beautiful beaches and historical monuments that give the tales of rich historical background which the Union Territory is proud of. The blend of various cultures gave rise to a new tradition. Daman, the neighboring state has a huge influence on the local ethnicity of Daman. Devka Beach in Daman Garba festival is one of the important festivals in Daman and Daman too celebrates this festival with pomp and grandeur. India is the land of festivals and celebrations and Daman and Diu is not an exceptional one. Garba festival is a popular dance festival of Daman. This festival is celebrated with great solemnity and majesty in Daman and Diu. The main occasion takes place for nine days where young boys and girls celebrate by dancing in colorful clothes and accessories. The celebration takes place in honor of Goddess Amba where devotional songs and dances are performed. The festival commences with traditional rituals of Devi Amba. The dance and all the rituals hold individual significances. In Daman and Diu Garba does not remain restricted within Gujarati but all the people from different community come and take part to make the festival a grand event. Garba festival is an important festival in Daman and Diu which is celebrated in all the local areas of the territory. Garba is the festival that takes place in the month of October or November. The colorful decoration and the festive mood add a new tinge to the place. During these days Daman and Diu remain populated with tourists from different corners of the world.

Folk Dance Festival:

Introduction To Folk Dance Festival:
Folk Dance Festival Daman which can be also named as 'Damao' is located on the western coast of India. The river Kolak surrounds the land that adds life and vibrancy to the place. Daman and Diu is a union territory of India which was under Portuguese for over a period of 400 years. If you are bored with the busy schedule of city life then you can easily opt for the place as an important holiday destination. The serene coast, the green palm vegetation, the blue sea and a rich heritage are the perfect combination for the tourist to spend some momentous time. A rich heritage and wonderful culture can be seen in the fairs and festivals of Daman and Diu which are colorful and full of diversities.
Description of Folk Dance Festival: Folk Dance Festival is one of the main festivals in Daman and Diu. Being a Portuguese colony, Daman and Diu inherit wonderful customs where east and west meet to give a new form of custom. There are various kinds of dances like Mando Dance, Verdigao and Vira dance which are the main attractions of folk dance festival in Daman and Diu. This dance festival makes the ambience lively and energetic. This dance festival is celebrated by both elder and younger generations. Traditional and the contemporary dance performances can be experienced during these festival days. The main aim of the festival is to eat drink and make merry. Garba dance is one of the eminent names amongst the traditional dances.
Time For Celebration of Folk Dance Festival: Dance festival in daman and diu is one of the main festivals and this festival take place towards the end of the English calendar. Tourists from different corner of the world come and visit the place and their participation makes the occasion interactive and grand in every sense. This dance festival involves people of various age groups, different caste and creed, and there lies the magnificence of the festival.


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