Situated about 193 km north of Mumbai, Daman has become synonymous with composed blue sea, rustic beaches, picturesque villages and relics of Portugese past. The former Portugese colony lies sandwiched between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Daman was a Portuguese territory for over 300-years and was liberated only in 1961 along with Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Diu. Daman lies on the banks of the Daman Ganga River. Today Daman is a Union Territory but the influence of the Portuguese is evident in its architecture, way of life and food habits.