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Daman & Diu

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The little island of Diu 13km long and 3km wide, which also includes Ghoghla, a strip of land connected to the mainland. Once a Portuguese outpost lies off the Saurashttra coast of Gujarat.

 

Now it is an integral part of India in since 1961. There is still a Portuguese influence in the town, shown by the churches, old buildings, and the impressive fort. The Portuguese Nagar Seths Haveli is one of the most impressive houses.With fine beaches, a couple of interesting forts and a relaxed ambience, Diu is an unspoilt destination. 

Among the beaches Nagoa beach, Chakratirth Beach & Ghoghla Beach attract visitors. There are three other beaches - Devka beach in Nani Daman, Jampore beach at Moti Daman,

Places of Tourist Interest 

Fort of Diu

This is an expansive and imposing structure built in 1541, is surrounded by a moat. There are a few cannons in the fort and the views of the sea and town.One can find an old lighthouse within.fort. 

St Paul s Church

The beautiful St Paul s church is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. St Paul s has excellent paintings and a high ceiling with arches. Mass is still held here.The construction of this beautiful church started in 1601& it was completed after 10 years 

Fortress of Panikota

The fortress of Panikota is a magnificent stone structure in the sea, located approximately, one nautical mile from the Diu jetty,on can reach it only by canoe or motor launch.

Nagoa Beach ,

This beach is located in the Nagoa hamlet 7km from town, is the longest and most beautiful beach in Diu . It forms a half circle and is surrounded by palm trees. It is a good place for a picnic. . Various water sports facilities are available and the beach is safe for swimming. 

Chakratirth Beach :

The Chakratirth beach is centrally located. The beach is frequented by the locals as well as domestic and international tourists. The hill, surrounding areas and landscape are beautifully illuminated. Theres also an open-air auditorium on the hillock, overlooking Chakratirth beach.

Jallandhar Beach , conveniently located south of town, is small, as is Chakrakirth Beach , which is slightly further west. . 

Ghoghla Beach

The Ghoghla beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Diu district. Besides the golden sand, the sea and the numerous palm trees, a tourist complex provides all the basic amenities to tourists.     

Diu Museum

The Diu museum was formerly the old St. Thomas church that was converted. It houses antique statues, stone inscriptions of earlier rulers, wooden carvings, idols, shadow-clocks and other important artefacts, collected from various sites.

Gangeshwar Temple

The temple is situated three kilometres away from Diu in Fudam village. A Shivalinga, known as Gangeshwar, can be found in the midst of the rocks on the seashore, and is washed by the tidal waves of the sea. 

Jallandhar Shrine

Located on a hillock close to the beach, south of Diu town, this is a small shrine crowned with a dome. It contains a niche where a stone-carved face of Jallandhar can be seen. A popular place of tourist interest. 

Other places to visit . . .

Zampa Gateway, Zampa Waterfall,

Climate

Summer in Diu ranges from March to May, with temperatures ranging from a maximum of 36C and a minimum of 20C.Winter here lasts from October to February, with temperatures rising to a maximum maximum of 26C and down to a minimum of 20C.

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit is between October to March

How To Get There
By Air  
Airport located at 8 km from the city .
By Train 
The nearest rail head is Delwada Railway Station, 8km 
By Road 
Direct bus service is available to Ahmedabad, Porbandar , Rajkot Junagadh  and Veraval

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