Located near the port of Veraval, Diu is a small island which was earlier a Portuguese colony, and is now guarded by beaches all around.
Diu takes up most popularity given the ample number of beaches, along Gujarat's southern coast such as the Nagoa beach, but has a lot more to offer too. The Diu Fort, a primary imprint of the Portuguese on the area's heritage and architecture makes up a popular tourist attraction. Another interesting place is the Vanakbara, a small fishing village whose charm has tints of colourful fishing boats and humming of day to day activity. This perfect add-on to a visit to Gujarat will complete your experience with interesting museums such as the Sea Shell Museum, temples and churches.
Beautiful Portuguese architectural structures. Unlike rest of Gujarat, alcohol is legal in Diu. Cheap food and accommodation. Good Beaches.
The climate is extremely warm and humid. Not easily accessible.
Diu is for everyone who fancies Portuguese culture and architecture. If you are looking for a place to relax and take a break from your monotonous daily routine. The beaches here are a great escape and a great place to chill.
Diu is a unique and composite blend of Gujarat's and Portuguese cuisine. This blend then, leaves few food domains that are not covered in the island's menu. On one hand you find traditional Gujrati food, its flavors and elements derived from the state nearby and on the other hand you have an influence of the past with Portugeese cuisine only complimented by the sea around and a dominance of exotic sea food.
While these are the defining cultures, one can find a few more international cuisines as well as typical Indian food in the restaurants. The island is also popular because of availability of alcohol, givent the adjacent dry state of Gujrat.
There are a lot of accommodation options in Diu ranging from budget hotels to expensive resorts.
Since it is small, travelling in rickshaws and the local buses should do the job. Otherwise, you can rent a scooty or a bike too.
Day 1 - Arrive at Diu. Visit the beach and enjoy local food at food joints. Day 2- Visit St. Paul's Church, The Gangeshwar Temple and the Shell museum. Day 3- Visit the beach, Diu Fort and then depart.
Diu was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. Diu is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel and two tiny mainland enclaves. A lot of the Portuguese influence can be seen n the architecture and culture that the people follow. St. Paul's Church is an exemplary example of the beautiful Portuguese architecture. Another magnificent structure is the sea facing Diu Fort.
Diu is primarily known for its beautiful beaches, Magnificent forts and exotic liquor. The Beaches in Diu promise a beautiful get away from the monotonous routine lives. They are a sight to behold with soft sand, wondrous waves, canopied palms and the sound of church bells echoing into eternity. There are four beaches in Diu: Goptimata Beach, Nagoa Beach, Jallandhar Beach and Chakratirth Beach.
It's a wonderful place... Neat and clean...cool place to relax and enjoy with friends and family ... Fantastic island......three famous beaches to enjoy and relax