Get to know more about the place of peaceful coastal areas “DIU”
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About Diu Attractions
Diu Tourism will take you to natural beaches as it is the coastal area whose culture is wildly inspired by portegues. Other it is one the most beautiful island located nearby the coast of Khatiyaward region. Diu Attracts large number of tourists every year to see its natural beauty, bold historical touch and peaceful environment. Best time to visit Diu is in Monsoon from August to October otherwise in Summer it is a bit hot as the city is a beach city.
History of Diu
Diu have been an important part of India. It used to be the major port of india between 14 and 16 century, it was a trading post and naval base from which ottomans controlled the northern Arabian sea shipping route. The porteguese secured control Diu in 1535 and kept until India launched Operation Vijay in 1961. Diu, Daman and goa administered as a single union territory until 1987. With Daman, Diu is still governed by delhi as part of union Territory.
Important places to visit in Diu
Diu is coastal area, so in all Diu tourism you can expect different beaches with their different specialities. There are many other places, old building which is inspired by portuguese architecture.
Diu fort is an old portegues landmark which was built in between 1535 to 1541. The Diu Fort is also known in Portegues Fort. It was built by Porteguese as Portuguese India's defensive fortifications at the eastern tip of the island of Diu during the 16th century.
INS Khukri memorial
INS Khukri memorial is built in the memorial of Indian Naval ship that sank in Indo-Pak war of 1971. The memorial was inaugurated on 15 December 1999. This memorial site is dedicated to Captain Mahendra and his crew. There is an amphitheatre, adjacent to it.
Nagoa beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of India. It is one of the most common spot for local picnics. The beach is in unique shoe shape. It stretches for around 2 km. The beach is fun spot for swimming, water sports, camel or pony riding.
The beach is the best spot to relax and gaze on ground. In Diu tour one must visit this beach to see the peaceful sunsets and sunrises. One Temple is also situated at this beach dedicated to Goddess Chandrika.
Naida caves are the caves constructed by Portegues. The caves feature a big network of tunnels with square hewn steps that remain completely unexplored. If you want to have the most amazing photographs on your Diu city tour, then Naida caves are the best place to visit.
Culture of Diu
Diu is a peaceful place and the people here are polite and welcoming. Main festival of Diu Navratri which they celebrate with great joy and fun, they perform Garba with aplomb. Other regional folk dances, which have drawn influence from Portugal such as Vira, Mando, Verdigao, are also popular in the region. Diu is famous for its Ivory carving and tortoise shell decor. The food is inspired by Gujrati and portuguese cuisine.
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How To Reach Diu
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Diu Airport is the best way of reaching Diu. It is the fastest way as well. If you are wondering about how to reach Diu faster, there cannot be a better way to do so than by flight. Air India holds flights 4 times a week from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport to the Diu Airport. These flights operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Hence, plan your Diu trip according to the flight schedules. Alternatively, there is a chopper service that operates between Daman and Diu- the two Union Territories, thus cutting down the 13-hour road journey into an hour of chopper journey. Chopper is available from Monday to Saturday and it costs about INR 3000 for one person.
There is no railway station close by to Diu. The nearest railway station to Diu is in Veraval, which is about 90 km away from Diu by road. It has rail connections to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and other nearby cities. It is a budget-friendly way of traveling to Diu. Somnath Express (09252, 19221, 19222) and Veraval Express (16334) are some of the popular trains that reach Veraval.
There are 24 buses that leave from Diu as well as arrive that you can choose from. Diu by bus is connected to Gujarat by a bridge. Thus, it is pretty well-connected to all the major cities like Veraval, Rajkot, Porbandar, Daman, etc. The Gujarat State Buses, as well as the private buses, make traveling to Diu much easier. One can also easily hire a cab or taxi and reach Diu easily.
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FAQ's of Diu
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Which memorial is built in Diu for whom?
INS Khukri memorial is built in the memorial of Indian Naval ship that sank in Indo-Pak war of 1971.
Which is a must buy thing in Diu?
Diu is famous for its Ivory carving and tortoise shell decor. It is a must buy thing in Diu and one who had experienced Diu Tourism must have these two.
What are folk dances of Diu?
Important folk dances of Diu are
- Garba with aplomb
Which Devi Madir is situated on the which beach of Diu?
One Temple is also situated at Jalandhar beach dedicated to Goddess Chandrika.
Diu is inspired by whose culture and why?
Diu is inspired by Portuguse culture most of their folk dances and buildings are inspired by potuguese because in 1535 Porteguese secured control over Diu.
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