Windswept Island, Fishing Town

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  • Gujarati, English, Portuguese, Hindi
2 Days

Winter season (November to February)

Diu Airport
27℃ to 30℃

Diu Tourism

Diu is a tiny island located in the southern tip of the Saurashtra, Gujarat. It was ruled over by several kings and dynasties before it became Portuguese colony in 1539 and remained so till the year 1961 when it became a union territory along with Goa. It was separated from Goa in 1987. Although it's often thought of as being part of Gujarat, this is incorrect. With Daman, it's actually a separate union territory known as Daman and Diu, and it has its own rules and government.

One can find the infuse of Portuguese history and engineering and also Portuguese culture. The roads of the town are perfect, brilliant and calm once you get off the visitor pressed waterfront strip and there are various disintegrating Portuguese manors and houses of worship.

Travelers would love the dazzling mix of sun, sand, and ocean, the island with its swaying palms trees and the tender breeze and the floods of the Arabian Sea lapping the shores. Blessed with the  exquisite ambience, it is a haven of beauty, peace, and tranquillity

Attractions

Church of St. Fancis of Assisi

1.Church of St. Fancis of Assisi

0 kilometres from city centre

The church is taken into account to be one in all the oldest churches in Diu settled near to the Arabian sea. Church of St. Francis of Assisi was i...

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Ghogla Beach

2.Ghogla Beach

3 kilometres from city centre

A standout amongst the most alluring spots in Diu is the Ghoghla shoreline. Situated in the north of Diu town with relatively few individuals, it g...

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St. Paul Church

3.St. Paul Church

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Sunset Point

4.Sunset Point

2 kilometres from city centre

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Gangeshwar Temple

5.Gangeshwar Temple

3 kilometres from city centre

Gangeshwar alludes to Lord Shiva who is viewed as the Lord of River Ganga since it slipped to earth beginning from the tresses of Lord Shiva who is...

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INS Khukri Memorial

6.INS Khukri Memorial

2 kilometres from city centre

INS Khukri Memorial is the commemoration site of an Indian Naval Ship that sank amid the Indo-Pak War of 1971. Three torpedoes were let go at this ...

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Jallandar Beach

7.Jallandar Beach

1 kilometres from city centre

Jalandhar Beach is found only 1 km far from the city of Diu. The shoreline gets its name from a fanciful evil presence whose hallowed place is situ...

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Other Beaches in Diu

8.Other Beaches in Diu

1 kilometres from city centre

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Naida Caves

9.Naida Caves

1 kilometres from city centre

The Diu fort constructed by the Portuguese has an outside wall in which we could find the Naida caves. These caves have an extensive network of tun...

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Nagoa Beach

10.Nagoa Beach

5 kilometres from city centre

Nagoa beach gets its name from Nagoa, a fishing hamlet called Bucharwada. It can be reached in 20 minutes through ferry from the main town of Diu. ...

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Diu Fort

11.Diu Fort

1 kilometres from city centre

The Portuguese fort, Diu fort located on the Western coast was built during the period 1535 to 1541. The fort- cum - castle, is known as 'Praça de ...

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Panikota Fort

12.Panikota Fort

1 kilometres from city centre

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Shell Museums in Diu

13.Shell Museums in Diu

6 kilometres from city centre

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Gomptimata Beach

14.Gomptimata Beach

12 kilometres from city centre

Situated on the western end of the Diu in the town Vanakbara, this is extraordinary compared to other shorelines of the area. Isolated and with cha...

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Diu Museum

15.Diu Museum

0 kilometres from city centre

A far-famed holidaymaker spot of the city, the Diu museum has been set up within the St. Thomas Church. This church had been inbuilt 1598, however,...

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When you are in Diu, don't forget to try out the yummy cuisine with a blend of Gujarat's and Portuguese. 

Diu Island is predominated by seafood enjoyed by a huge number of tourists. Local restaurants let you savor the flavors. The fruit of the Hoka tree is a very popular Portuguese option in Diu that is just cannot be found anywhere else in the country. Apart from Gujarati and Portuguese cuisines, tourists can also get a flavor of Punjabi, Chinese, South-Indian Parsee and several international cuisines.

How to reach

With respect to connectivity, Diu is easily accessible from other cities of the country by air, road and rail.

How to Reach by Flight

There is one direct flight from Mumbai to Diu, which is an hour away. The Diu Aiprort, the closest airport is located at Nagoa about 7 km away from the city centre. It connects the town to other major cities of the country by air.

How to Reach by Train

The closest railway station is Veraval about 30 km away from Diu and it connects to the key cities of Gujarat – Ahmedabad and Rajkot and other cities too.

How to Reach by Bus

Jethibai bus stand is a point where one could find buses to Diu. Local buses from Diu town to Nagoa and Vanakbara leave Jethibai bus stand frequently.

From Una, buses run between Una bus stand and Diu during the day. during evenings and night, shared autorickshaws go to Ghoghla or Diu from Tower Chowk in Una.

How to Reach by Road

By road, travelers can avail numerous buses and private vehicles. With the wide network of roads which connects this island to the rest of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Diu is connected to Vapi for 13 kilometers and is linked to the Bombay- Ahmedabad national highway.

Private cars and hired taxis would take around 7 to 8 hours to reach Diu from Ahmedabad. 

How to travel within

To travel within Diu, you have mini-bus managed by the local tourism department. There are also options of auto rickshaws, taxis or rental motorcycles to reach various places in Diu.

One of the perfect and convenient option would be to rent a scooter for exploring the island. Check with the rates per day, the fuel and would need to submit any of your ID proof and also a minimal amount as a caution deposit.

Below are few lists of items that you could add to your shopping cart from Diu.

Handicrafts from 

  • The Town Square Bazaar - Leathers, bamboos works, items with sea shells and oyster shells.
  • The Maharaja Super Market -  ivory carvings, bamboo baskets, weaved mats and articles made of tortoise shells.
  • The Princess Park - Pearl jewellery, colorful bangles
  • The Beach Markets and the Main Road Market - handicraft items including terracotta, shell work, crochet, brassware and bamboo work.

Diu Itinerary

Diu connects to the south coast of Gujarat by a bridge. Being the fishing town and beach-lovers resort, it has a bustling nightlife and beach-going scene. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Diu and add them to your itinerary.

 

2 days in Diu Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Could cover the below places.
    • Diu Fort
    • Diu Museum
    • St. Paul's Church
    • Jalandhar Beach
    • Naida Caves
    • INS Khukri Memorial

     

  • Day 2
    • Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple
    • Hokka Trees
    • Ghogla Beach
    • Shell Museum
    • Panch Pandav Gufa

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