The Gangeshwar Temple lies
about 3 kilometers from Diu near the Fudam village of Daman and Diu. The
Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat is dedicated to the Lord Shiva and lingam.
The Gangeshwar Temple is located near the sea shore. The most remarkable
feature of the Gangeshwar Temple is five shivlinga that lies amidst the
rocks and are lulled by the crystal clear tidal waves of the sea during
The Gangeshwar Temple has
five well-defined lingas that are worshiped by the devotees. It is a well
maintained notion of the people that these shiva lingas were established
by the five Pandava brothers of the great epic Mahabharata during their
anonymous stay in the jungle when they were banished for 12 years from
their kingdom Hastinapur.
The Gangeshwar Temple in
Gujarat is worth visiting as it will unravel the beauty of nature as well
as the interesting stories of the past. When you pay your visit to the
Gangeshwar Temple located in Gujarat you will understand and explore the
beauty and significance of Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat.
Standing near the Gangeshwar
Temple you can here the roaring sound of the sea and the chirping of the
birds. The Gangeshwar Temple in Gujarat is laid in a serene atmosphere
and you will experience a peaceful ambiance with the sea breeze kissing
your face while enjoying the beauty of nature as well as unraveling the
history of the past from the tourist guide who is there to tell you the
story behind the establishment of the Gangeshwar Temple of Gujarat.
Daman has a domestic airport,
which has flights to Baroda and Mumbai. Mumbai is the nearest international
airport, which is 190 km away. Taxi fare is about Rs 3000 from Mumbai to
Daman. Mumbai is connected to all major cities in India and Abroad. Nearest
railhead is Vapi in the Konkan line, which is about 12 km from Daman. Taxi
charges about Rs 150 to cover this distance. Vapi is connected to Mumbai.
Public transport buses ply
through Daman connecting cities in and around. Luxury bus services from
Mumbai (190 km, Rs 600 approx) and Surat (120 km, Rs 400 approx) are available
Weather & Best Season
Daman has moderate climate
all through the year.
•Summers (March to May)
are little hot in the range of 26 °C to 36 °C. May is the hottest
month, but the sea breeze makes the atmosphere humid and cool.
•Winters (November to
February) are the pleasant season with cool climate of temperature between
33 °C and 17 °C.
•Monsoons (June to September)
offer heavy rains due to depressions in the Sea. Tourists typically avoid
heavy rainy days.
Best time to visit Daman
is from October to May, avoiding heavy rainy season.
•October to February
is ideal for all sight seeing and outings.
•September to December
are fishing seasons in the Daman Coast. This is the best time to experience
the fishing activities of the fishermen community.
•March to May is good
for outdoor activities.
•June to August is somewhat
idle without much activities on the coast
Events & Festivals
The beach named after the
Demon Jalandhar is without any doubt one of the most beautiful, and unflustered.
The water is calm and clear and without any undercurrents. It is bereft
of the usual hustle bustle associated with any sunshine beach.
fag end of Monsoon season, is famous for Nariyal Poornima Festival, which
marks the commencement of the fishing season.
•December thrives in
Daman with the celebrations on Christmas and New Year day, which are very
A small memorial is located
at one of the hills close to the beach containing a stone face of the demon
Jalandhar. Legend has it that the head was severed by the Sudarshan Chakra
of Lord Vishnu.
A temple dedicated to
Goddess Chandrika is also located in the vicinity. The beauty of the beach
has been further enhanced by developing the area through beautification
If history of Daman spans
back 2 millenniums then the history of Chakratirth would make one dizzy.
This beach which can also be seen an attachment of the town is beautiful
located right at the centre of Diu.
The beach takes its name
from the ancient scripts that discern the story of the demolition of the
demon Jallander by Lord Vishnu. Lord who carried his Sudarshan Chakra (disc
with star-like points) is dais to have unleashed his chakra on the demon
who had turned out to be uglier than he was by virtue of extracting boons
from various gods. The Sudarshan Chakra was left at the beach after the
job was completed and thus the beach came to be known as Chakratirth beach
Daman is a city and a
part of the Indian Union Territory of Daman and Diu. It was discovered
by Vasco de Gama, in the year 1498, and was a Portuguese colony. Daman
is one of the most popular tourist destinations. This is because of its
relatively unknown beaches and the freedom to drink liquor. It is also
very well connected by means of a National Highway (NH8).
Daman, however, has a
very heavy rainy season, and hence the best time to visit is between October
and May. The summers are slightly dry and humid, but the nights are much
cooler. The average temperature is 30?C so it is advisable to get an air-conditioned
room. During the months of October to May, hotels will be packed, so plan
and book in advance.
Being a popular destination,
the rooms in Daman start at around Rs 2,500 for a deluxe room and can go
up to Rs 4,000 for an air-conditioned room. However, most of these hotels
are situated near the beach, and offer lovely views of the sea.