26th January 2020, is marked as 'Nirman Diwas' or ‘Merger Day’ of two Union territories – ‘Dadra and Nagar Haveli’, and ‘Diu and Daman’. After the merger the new territory is known with a simple new name ‘Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Diu and Daman’ without compromising on their long known identities. The merger of the two UTs, located along the western coast near Gujarat, is exercised for be....
26th January 2020, is marked as 'Nirman Diwas' or ‘Merger Day’ of two Union territories – ‘Dadra and Nagar Haveli’, and ‘Diu and Daman’. After the merger the new territory is known with a simple new name ‘Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Diu and Daman’ without compromising on their long known identities. The merger of the two UTs, located along the western coast near Gujarat, is exercised for better administration and to avoid duplication of various works.
The history of achieving freedom and their establishment as union territories is really interesting. Both the union territories were under Portuguese rule for a long time and were liberated in December, 1961. From 1961 to 1987, Daman and Diu was part of the UT of Goa. When Goa attained statehood in the year 1987, Daman and Diu was made a separate Union Territory.
Since, June, 1783 Dadra and Nagar Haveli was under the Portuguese rule. Finally, on August 2, 1954 residents of Dadra and Nagar Haveli liberated themselves from Portuguese rule. From, 1954 to 1961, the territory was administered by a citizen’s council called the Varishta Panchayat of Free Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Later, in the year 1961, Dadra and Nagar Haveli was merged with the Republic of India and made a Union Territory.
After, all these long years these two U.T.s are merged again on 26th January in the year 2020 with new area around 603 km2 (233 sq mi). Both these territories are beautiful in their own way and perfect getaways to experience serenity away from the hustle bustle of the cities. A perfect amalgamation of modernity and nature makes these locations favorite amongst travelers. The UT Administration each year celebrates the Nirman Diwas by organising several activities and competitions. The public buildings are lit up .
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli: Enjoy Some of
The Breathtaking Outdoor Activities and Adventure Sports like Angling and
Fishing, Animal Safari, Boating, Canoeing, Jeep Safari, Kayaking, Scuba Diving,
Snorkelling, Swimming, Trekking. Alongside butterfly park, Deer park, Church of
Our Lady piety, Om temple and a nearby lion safari at Silvassa.
Diu: Diu fort, Jalandhar beach and
some other beaches, Gangeshwar temple, Shell Museum, and the most beautiful
Naida caves are lap of nature. Devka beach, Devka Amusement Park, Mirasol lake
garden, Jampore beach, lighthouse, Somnath mahadev temple, Jetty garden,
Dominican monastery are some of the attractions that makes Daman a worth
visiting a place that is close to nature balanced with modern adventures
UT Administration office of Dadra Nagar Haveli & Diu and Daman
Dadra Nagar Haveli & Diu and Daman
How to reach
The nearest airport is Diu (DIU) Airport,
which is 7 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Veraval,
which is 90 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Veraval,
which is 90KMs away.