Located on the western end of the Diu in the village Vanakbara, Gomtimata Beach is one of the best beaches in the region. Secluded and with natural white sand, it is a beautiful beach to just sit back and relax. You will also find a temple located at the beach.
Distance from Diu: 13 km
Known For : Somnath Temple Somnath Beach Paanch Pandav Gufa
Somnath, literally meaning 'lord of the moon' is a pilgrim center and is home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is a town which derives much of its identity from the mythology, religion, and legends that surround it. Primarily a temple town, Somnath is a place where a strong scent of religion and legends lingers around tourism and even daily life.
Distance from Diu: 85 km
Best Time: September to March
Known For : Barda Hills Wildlife Sanctuary Kirti Mandir, Porbandar Porbandar Bird Sanctuary
The birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, Porbandar is a beautiful beach town with some temples and dams, and is now also a popular trading hub. The coastal city with a significant event in its history is a tourist destination which modestly offers a number of attractions. Apart from the haveli where Gandhiji was born which has now been converted into a temple, there are a few more temples, dams, reservoirs, serene beaches and wildlife spots as well to add to your experience in Porbandar.
Distance from Diu: 211 km
Best Time: Throughout the year
Known For : Girnar Jain Temples Girnar Parikrama
Keeping up the delicate balance between the fine golden-brown sand of Gujarat’s richest desert on one hand, and the lush green of the Gir Forest on the other - Girnar - a group of mountains in the Junagadh district of Gujarat are a haven for thrill seekers and religious devotees alike due to their ability to be both - a hub for religious activity and also a retreat for trekkers, because of the hills that lead up to splendid views.
Distance from Diu: 173 km
Best Time: July to March
Known For : Mahabat Maqbara Uparkot Fort Girnar Hill
Being the capital of Junagadh Princely State once, the town shines with historical significance with many historical monuments to see. Junagad is also very close to the Girnar Hills and the world renowned Gir National Park. Catch a glimpse of the wild in the Sakkabaug Zoo and the Wildlife Museum. Also visit the Girnar Hills and get a feel of the serene yet religious atmosphere. The fort at Uperkot is another tourist magnet.
Distance from Diu: 149 km
Best Time: July to March