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She sashays with lan and poise, her beauty mesmerizing who says only hill stations can serve as the perfect setting for writing a book. Travel has inspired many a poet, and Diu has a charm uniquely positioned for it.

Although known to be frequented by people for the cause of booze, it has treasures, both obvious and hidden, that make it a destination worth creating memories in. Island charm, famous breeze, the vast sea, winding alleys, hokka trees, myriad beaches, supremely scrumptious food and lots of colour vacationers paradise, loners retreat, party animals haven, travelers delight.

I travelled Diu as an extension of my trip to Gujarat. I took a bus from Veraval to Diu border (took about an hour and a half) and a jhonga therafter. Both modes of transport were over-crowded. I preferred the mass or crowd way of travelling; more personalized and luxurious options are available. Diu is a capsule of hues of life, with varying pellets contained in one. The sightseeing options are evidence and so are the accommodation options there's one to suit every budget and mood.

Depending on whether one wishes to just stroll around absorbing the vibe or head out exploring town, one could hire a bicycle or scooty. To start off, you could head to any of the eateries gracefully sprinkled across the town for some satiating continental fare. I couldn't pinpoint as to which one would be my favourite, they all conjure up fresh delicious food and serve it with immense love.

The beaches are a must-do all of them, some that I recall are Nagoa, Gomtimata, Chakratirth, Simbor, Khodidhar, Ghoghla, Jallandhar. Chakratirth is my favourite. Its distinctive serenity is captivating.

The Zampa Gate is worth a look, so is the Nagar Seth Haveli, a reflection of the life and times of Diu with a dash of history. Customary it is to visit the Diu fort and St. Paul's church, un-miss-able is the Sea Shell museum, housing a magnificent collection of sea shells and totally and absolutely unmissable are the Naida caves. Even though the caves boast to be no natural wonder, they are incontestably spectacular.

For the religiously inclined and those in quest of beauty, located on the outskirts of Diu is the Gangeshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a sight to behold as the multiple shiv lings are ensconced by sea waves.

Diu's amalgam of cultures is stunning. It's a contrast so homogeneously blended that it's almost unbelievable. In one frame you're experiencing a Jain influence and in the next it's Portuguese and not for a moment are you anything but thrilled to experience it.

I wasn't particularly looking out at water sports, but there are aplenty. The most known beaches for aquatic adventure are Nagoa and Ghoghla and almost every kind is on offer between October and May. The quintessential evening cruise is available for those wanting to soak in the sea in a lilting way.

Visit the Main Bazaar for some local trinkets, gorge on some Gujarati food, enjoy seeing the hoka sway to the breeze they say this is the only place these trees are found in India.

A mosquito repellant is good to carry, best would be an insect repellant, an acquaintance I bumped into was bitten by a fly that she claimed looked a lot like a housefly but wasn't.

And of course, for aficionados of alcohol, way to go!


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Ashwin Sarda
  • Ashwin Sarda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 160 Reviews

"Hire a bike to explore Diu!" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Diu is an amazing place to just relax. After the dryness of Gujarat the cheap liquor takes away all your worries. The beaches are clean unlike any other place in India. Best time to visit Diu is during August, which is after the rains and....... More
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Rakesh Gupta
  • Rakesh Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 13 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Wonderfull place to visit!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Diu is a wonderful place to visit. It has got very good beaches. It is located among greenery and ocean. Number of historical places to visit. One can enjoy every moment there. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food quality was very good. All....... More
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Divya
  • Divya
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  • Lives in Delhi
  • 32 photos
  • 18 Reviews

"Eclectic Bliss"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 months ago
She sashays with lan and poise, her beauty mesmerizing who says only hill stations can serve as the perfect setting for writing a book. Travel has inspired many a poet, and Diu has a charm uniquely positioned for it. Although known to be....... More
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Gaurav mahajan
  • Gaurav mahajan
  • 3 Reviews

"Wonderful experience!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
Diu although a small UT, very peaceful one to get away from the stressful life to relax nd to unwind this is truly a great destination. A trip to this destination will make u want to visit this place again we had a wonderful time here hope....... More
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Vivek Sharma
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 167 photos
  • 52 Reviews

"A day visit to Diu!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 6 months ago
We were on our Gujarat yatra and stayed at Somnath. We were planning to go to Gir national park next day (wednesday) but unfortunately we come to know that it is closed on Wednesday. So we were free for Wednesday. Than suddenly we decided to....... More
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