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INTRODUCTION

Diu is a small town of Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu. This place is on a beautiful island with exotic beaches to allure the tourists and with its ancient history with a tinch of southern culture. It is situated in the coastline around Gujarat.

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In recent years, Diu has developed into one of the most visited tourist places in Gujarat after the white desert: Rann Of Kutch. Located in the heart of the Tiger’s Jaw in Gujarat, it is visited by tourists from all across the globe. In addition to its tropical beaches, Diu is also renowned for its medieval forts built in Portuguese architecture.

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 

The most visited tourist site in Diu is the Diu fort which was built in 1535 by the Portuguese. The fort is built on the hump next to the sea for giving easy access to the traders during those times. The ruins of the fort are the main attraction and the place has its own ancient beauty. There are other remarkable places to be visited in Diu such as the Portuguese Baroque churches which have its own story to tell. The St. Thomas Church is now re-established as a museum.

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For all amateur archaeologists, Naida caves are the best place to explore and test your knowledge. Built by the Portuguese, it is one of the oldest artificial built caves in the world. The main attraction of these caves is the yellow sand with which these are made. The yellow sand reflects the sun-rays when sunlight falls on it, thus giving an artistic feel to the area.

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There is also an ancient Shiva temple on the Gangeshwar coast that enchant a lot of Shiva devotees there. It has a very unique temple style in which the deity is bathed by the tides of the sea so, it is suggested to visit the temple during low tide.

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For all the amateur photographers, the INS Khukri memorial is a great place for capturing sunset shots and enjoying the tranquility of the sea. It has a rebuilt model of the INS ship that was destroyed thus enlightening you with its deep history.

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RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND WATER SPORTS

 

If you are not much of a traveler and just want to have a fun and relaxing time on the beach, worry not because Diu also has a huge number of water sports that you can try and who knows, you can actually find a hobby there. The beach has numerous off-shore and on-shore activities such as parasailing, speed boating, jet-skiing, paragliding.

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FOOD

Diu is also known for its exotic seafood and the huge varieties of fishes due to its coastline, you can get almost all types of sea fishes in Diu and can discover a great taste in Portuguese dishes.

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So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and visit DIU!

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