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LOCATION: Diu is an
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HISTORY: No history is available about since when the island is inhabited. In 1535 the emperor of
A MAJOR TOURIST SPOT : Because of sunny beaches and beautiful sunset,
Nagoa beach: is a horseshoe shaped beach with various water sports facilities. A perfect and safe beach to swim and rest in the sunny weather. Napping under palm trees in cool breeze makes the experience memorable.
Ghoghla beach: is the largest and gentlest
Chakrateerth beach: although no watersports and other activities are available, you can love the sandy beach. It has a beautiful sunset point and a memorial of Indian battleship INS Khukri which was destroyed by
St.Paul's Church: St.Paul is a beautiful church dedicated to Virgin Mary. Built in 1610. It is perhaps one of the most elaborated Portuguese churches in
Sea Shell museum: A unique and amazing museum for lovers of ocean life. Sea shells and several interesting sea creatures are displayed under the magnifying glass. There are approximately 2500 seashells in the museum.
INS Khukri Memorial: It was inaugurated on 15th December, 1999 in memory of the heroic sailors and officer who chose not to stop fighting and leave ship until it completely sank. INS Khukri was a frigate of the Indian navy. In the war of 1971 three torpedoes shot by Pakistani navy sank it. It sank 40 nautical miles from
SPEACIAITY - Those who are interested in food,
Diu Marine department has now started a ferry service where one can see Dolphines. The ferry operates 2.30 to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. In months of winter only.
TRANSPORTATION: Rickshaws, private buses and cars are available in
HOW TO GET THERE:
By air: Diu has an operational
By train: The nearest major railway station is Veraval which is 90 kilometers from
By road: Private Luxury Coaches,
WHERE TO STAY:
3 star hotels and Resorts : (Rs.1400 to Rs.3000. Approximately $30.00 to $70.00) The Azzaro resort , The Radhika beach resort , The Sugati beach resort and Hotel Kohinoor
Delux hotels : (Rs,1000 to Rs.1700. Approximately $20.00 to $34.00) The Hoka resort, Hotel Ankur, Hotel Galaxy, Hotel Triveni and Hotel Alishan
Discount / Budget hotels : (Rs.500 to Rs.800. Approximately $12.00 to $20.00) -Hotel Aavkar and Hotel Sukoon.
FAMOUS PLACE NEARBY : The Jyotirlingam of Somnath is 2 hours from