The island of Diu is placed in the southern part of Gujarat in the state of India and is easily accessible via bridges and ferry. Diu that was under the Portuguese until 1539 to 1961, when the all the Portuguese enclaves were retaken by the Indian government. This region used to be a part of Goa, Daman and Diu until Goa was declared a state. The town is home to splendid beaches, villages and awe-inspiring aura.
By Air : The nearest international airport is at Ahmedabad.
By Train : Veraval is the nearest railway station to reach Diu
By Road : Diu is well connected to Veraval, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Ahmedabad via various state run bus services. It is also well connected to Mumbai.
The Diu Fort is a famous and imposing structure that was erected between 1535 and 1541 AD after a treaty that was signed between the Sultan of Gujarat and the Portuguese. The fort also has a majestic lighthouse and the Diu jail. Surrounded on three sides by a sea and a canal on the forth, the fort also has an array of canons within its premises.
Made in honor of the Lady of Immaculate Conception, St. Paul's Church was erected in the 17th century. This famous Portuguese churches is applauded for its elaborate structure and intricate carvings. The church comprises has a barn of dark wood, with a small cloister, next door. The main entrance of the church is adorned with volutes and shell-like motifs.
The Diu Museum that was formerly known as St. Thomas Church showcases various antique statues, stone inscriptions, and wood carvings, idols and other artifacts. Most of the things displayed here are excavated from different sites and dates back to the colonial times hwne the region was under the reign of the Portuguese.
The Naida Caves are a network of tunnels with square hewn steps, from were The Britishers used to hack material or carrying out construction. These caves are a spectacular natural attraction that dates back to prehistoric times.
Jallandhar Beach in Diu is a splendid and quiet beach where travelers can enjoy sun-bathing as well as other water sport activities. Walk along the shore or breath in the fresh breeze that makes it way through the pristine beach. The serenity & solitude of the environs beguiles an array of city dwellers. Moreover, one cana also enjoy swimming here at the beach itself and wash out their blues.