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Nearest Airport - Mumbai (100kms), Pune (140kms) Nearest Railway Station - Pen(31kms), Nagothane(46kms), Kolad(60kms) Alibaug is an ex-Navi Mumbai / ex-Thane / ex-Mumbai / ex-Pune / ex-Valsad Getaway

Diu

Diu is an erstwhile Portuguese colony and part of Union Territory of Daman and Diu Visited for secluded and peaceful beaches and a popular local getaway Diu in all is a 10 km stretch. One end, which is Nagoa beach, is a peaceful stretch of beach with a good marine drive kind of promenade for a walk. Ahmedpur Mandvi, the Gujarat side of the same stretch of the beach is like Nagoa beach. Serene and peaceful. Watersports on offer on Ahmadpur Mandvi.

Access Information

Nearest Airport -Diu Nearest Railway Station - Somnath(90kms), Junagadh(160kms), Gondal(175kms) Diu is an ex-Rajkot / ex-Bhavnagar / ex-Jamnagar / ex-Ahmedabad Getaway Diu is connected by Air with Mumbai

Place to Visit

Name Description Distance(kms)

Fortress of Panikota

A seafort accessible via a boat from the local jetty. It offers excellent sea views and also houses a Chapel.

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Diu Museum

St. Thomas Church was converted into Diu museum. Diu Museum houses wooden carvings, statues, idols, shadow clocks and other important artifacts collected from various sites.

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Naida Caves

The Naida Caves are situated outside the city wall. These caves have an overgrown network of square hewn hollows and steps leading off into nowhere. This is where the Portuguese hacked out their building materials.

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Vanakbara

Vanakbara is a where fishermen arrive after fresh catch at around 9. This is a sight for those who want to get away from the touristy and get a feel of the local action.

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St Pauls Church

The St. Paul's Church is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, among the three churches built by the Portuguese in Diu. It is considered one of the best examples of baroque architecture (artistic style) in India. The St. Paul's Church is a popular site to visit for tourists to Diu.

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Goghla Beach

Goghla is a Golden sand beach in Diu. Guests enjoy swimming, sunbathing, parasailing, surfing etc. here.

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Diu Fort

Diu Fort is a very large and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. This fort was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD. The fort is surrounded by the sea on the three sides and a canal on the fourth side. The fort offers a magnificent view of sea. On the fort stands a giant structure which now houses a Light House and the Diu jail. The beam from the lighthouse reaches to about 32 kms. Several canons are still located on the top of the fort and peep out of the holes on the walls of this gigantic structure.

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Gangeshwar Temple

Gangeshwar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple situated 3 kms away from the Diu town in Fudam village. There are five lingas which are located in the middle of the rocks on the seashore. It is believed that these lingas were established here by the five Pandava brothers of the Mahabharata during their exile.

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Jallandhar Shrine

Jallandhar shrine is set on a hilltop at 1 km from Goghra beach and is home to a niche where a stone carved face of the demon Jallandhar can be seen. There is a temple of Goddess Chandrika as well.

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Nagoa Beach at Diu

Nagoa beach is a promenade and a popular beach front in Diu at a few kms from Airport and main jetty / town centre area. Evening would be best time to visit the beach for a walk.

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Shell Museum Diu

The Shell Museum contains the shells collected by Captain Devjibhai Fulbaria. Captain Devjibhai Fulbaria, a merchant navy captain collected shells for almost 50 years. The amazing shells range from the silver abalone to folding shells.

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Ahmadpur Mandvi Beach

Ahmadpur Mandvi is a 6 km stretch of beach in outskirts of Diu. Ahmedpur Mandvi is one of Gujarats finest beaches. The beach offers many water sport adventures and opportunities for dolphin sightings. Watersports include Para Sailing, water skiing, water scooter, Family boat and speedboats Ahmadpur Mandvi is a popular option for guests looking for a bit of activities arriving at Diu.

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Places Visited Enroute

Name Description Distance(kms)

Tulsishyam Temple

Tulsishyam Mandir is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is several hundred years old. It is a major tourist destination and pilgrim center. It is located at the heart of Gir National Park. There are medicinal hot water springs and are a major attraction as it can get rid of skin diseases. The temple has more than 200 cows in the Gaushala. Free meals are served at the temple for all visitors. Sandya Aarti is performed everyday at 07:00 pm

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Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple

Somnath is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva temples in India. This lies overlooking Arabian Sea and has one of the most scenic locations among all Jyotirlinga temples. Temple has a rich history and was built and razed down several times over the centuries and was finally restored to its current form after Indian independence.

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