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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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Vijaysingh Rajput
  • Vijaysingh Rajput
  • 3 Reviews

"Calm and relaxing place" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
Diu is very good place for visit. You will feel very calm and relaxing over here. You must visit Nagoa beach which is the best one. Diu fort is also a nice place. Any season, don't forget to keep sunscreen with you to protect your skin. A must visit place.
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Purav Shah
  • Purav Shah
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews

"Great water sports and enjoyment"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
It was a superb experience at Diu; it is a very clean and beautiful city and it was a wonderful experience. The beach and all the places are well developed; the security as well as safety is also handled well. The water sports is very well developed. The fort, the cave, and all other things are best to see. Overall a nice trip and recommended for all.
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Oliva Ghosh
  • Oliva Ghosh
  • 3 Reviews

"Good short getaway"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Great relaxing holiday without too much activity. Best for families and friends. One can relax on the beach and enjoy peace and quiet surroundings. It is an ideal option from places like Ahmedabad, Surat, or even Jaipur. Tourist attractions are OK, better to just enjoy the beach, and other activities like parasailing for those who are more adventurous.
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A S
  • A S
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 451 Reviews

"Hire a bike to explore Diu!"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Apr 2, 2014
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 before tourist season. To enjoy Diu you need to hire a bike and explore the whole place on your own.
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Rakesh Gupta
  • Rakesh Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 13 photos
  • 5 Reviews

"Wonderfull place to visit!"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2014
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 historical places, including Fort and Church are worth seeing. From local market one can purchase gift items.
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Divya
  • Divya
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 32 photos
  • 18 Reviews

"Eclectic Bliss"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 13, 2013
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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Gaurav mahajan
  • Gaurav mahajan
  • 4 Reviews

"Wonderful experience!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
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 everybody else also does
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Vivek Sharma
  • Vivek Sharma
  • Lives in Jaipur
  • 171 photos
  • 55 Reviews

"A day visit to Diu!"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Oct 7, 2013
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 go to Diu which is about 100 KM from Somnath. For next morning we booked a cab for Somnath to Diu and local sightseeing. Kind of package tour. Price is very nominal and about 2000/- INR. Next day we left for Diu at 0800 hrs and reached at 1000 hrs. Road condition is very good. Diu is actually an Island connected through a very long bridge and this island is surrounded by mud, which is intentionally created by govt to avoid any movement between Gujarat and Diu, except bridges which are having checkpost. By this way trafficking of alcoholic drinks is avoided which is banned in Gujarat and allowed in Diu. After entering Diu first we went to local market. Nothing special other than beer. Than we left for the Diu fort. An amazing fort build on sea shore and facing sea from three sides. The view of sea is awesome. Still there are some canons of old time. This fort is now become a prison on non-sea side. A must visit place. After it we left for Nagoa Beach. A fantastic beach with all kind of water sports. We enjoyed speed boat ride. Later we left for INS Khukri memorial. A best place for photography at sunset time. However it was late afternoon only. At this memorial the name of all the soldiers written who lost their lives on this INS. After it we went to St paul's church and Gangeshwar temple. Both are worth a visit.
Places of interest can be listed as:
Diu Fort
Nagoa Beach
INS Khurki Memorial
St.Paul's church
Gangeshwar temple.
Advise: Diu local sightseeing can be covered in a single day. One must spare a day and go from Somnath.
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Poonam Mehta
  • Poonam Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 2 Reviews

"Good atmosphere and experience."

  • 7/7
  • Posted Oct 6, 2013
It is a good experience. if you have 2 to 3 days time then it is best place for you to hang out with your partner. It has good atmosphere and good experience at Nagoa Beach. There are so many rides to enjoy and you can enjoy with your partner very well. You will get vehicle on rent also over there.
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Amit Chavda
  • Amit Chavda
  • Lives in Gandhinagar
  • 7 Reviews

"Diu"

  • Posted Aug 22, 2013
The beautiful place to visit nearly to Saurashtra and Gujarat. The best time to visit from sep to march. The main attractive places are Diu fort, museum, khukri, churches, nagoa beach etc...

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