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Diu Tourism

The ‘Island of Sea, Sand and Serenity’, Diu is known for its golden inviting beaches with peppery sand, gently swaying palm groves, cheerful tiny villages and a plethora of tourist attractions, that never disappoint the visitors. It is a perfect holiday destination, secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of a typical city, for those seeking solitude or wishing to spend some quality time with your loved ones. The diverse shopping, adventurous water sport activities and splendid dining facilities add to its irresistible charm, making it one of the most sought after tourist location in India.

Helplines and Important Contact Numbers

Tourism in DiuThe Information Assistant,
Address: U. T. Administration of Daman & Diu, Tourism Department,
Diu Jetty, Diu - 362520.
Phone No: (02875) - 252653,
Fax: (02875) - 252333
Email: info@diutourism.co.in

Best time to visit Diu

Diu enjoys a tropical climate, the weather being mild and pleasant throughout the year. Though it can be visited throughout the year, an ideal time to visit Diu would be between the months of October to May. The climate during these months is cool and tempting, owing to the cool breeze from the Arabian Sea. You can enjoy sightseeing, amidst the beautiful natural backdrop as well as enjoy a variety of water sport activities. October marks the beginning of the festive season, when you can witness the exquisite culture of Diu, reflected in the celebrations. During December, Christmas is celebrated with gaiety and pomp, attracting hordes of tourists from far and wide. Sea food lovers also get to enjoy various crab and lobster delicacies that are in great demand during the month of October.

Places of Interest in and around Diu

Places to visit in Diu

Nagoa Beach:
A beautiful horse – shoe shaped beach, with variety of water sports facilities and beautiful Hoka trees.

Ghoghla Beach: A golden sandy beach, offering a picturesque view of various cathedrals, fishing villages and fort in Diu.

Chakratirth Beach: A beautiful beach that caters to the local as well as international tourists, with an open air auditorium, the famous Sunset Point and a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Jallandhar Beach: A pretty serene beach, known for various water sports facilities, natural aquarium and the Jallandhar shrine, located close by.

Diu Fort: A tall and imposing structure, offering a magnificent view of the sea, with a light house, jail and a museum.

Panikotha: Also called Fortim – do – Mar and located at the mouth of the creek, it houses a pretty light house and a small Chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea, and can be reached via a canoe or a motor launch.

Zampa Gateway: A beautiful architectural marvel, with carvings of lions, angels and priest, with a small chapel and an artificial waterfall, transporting one to the medieval era.

Naida Caves: A magnificent natural attraction, featuring a network of tunnels, with square hewn steps, believed to have been used by the Portuguese for procuring their building materials.

Diu Museum: Formerly St Thomas Church, known for housing a number of ancient statues, shadow – clocks, wooden carvings, idols and other artefacts.

St Paul’s Church: An enthralling church, with gothic style architecture, known for its shell like motifs and rich wooden carving, reminding the visitors of the Bom Jesus Church at Goa.

Sea Shell Museum: A beautiful museum, displaying a huge and impressive collection of sea shells displayed in glasses of varying sizes.

Gangeshwar Temple: Located in Fudam village, this beautiful temple houses five Shiva Lingas, nestled between rocks on the sea shore believed to be sanctified by the Pandavas, during their exile.

How to Reach Diu ?

Diu being a prominent tourist spot is well connected to major cities by road, rail as well as airways. Diu has an airport at Nagoa, with regular flights to and from Mumbai, Porbundar and other major cities. Veraval is the nearest railway station to reach Diu. It is quite easy for the tourists to reach Diu via Delwada and Veraval railway routes. Gujarat State Transport Corporation (STC) provides bus services connecting Diu to various Indian states and also major cities in Gujarat. One can also avail the services of mini buses, luxury coaches, private cars and taxis to reach Diu. Scooters, mopeds, auto rickshaws, colourful tongas are local means of transport for visiting prominent tourist locations within Diu. Read More.........

Where to Stay in Diu ?

Diu has a number of accommodation options, from which you can choose the appropriate one depending upon your needs and suiting your pocket. It has a number of rest houses, beach resorts, 3 – star hotels as well as budget hotels, providing a variety of facilities like swimming pool, restaurant, bar, car rental facilities, travel desk and many more at nominal rates.

Travel and Tourism in Diu

Radhika Beach Resort
Address: Nagoa Beach, Diu HO, Diu - 362520
Phone No: +(91)-9824418555, +(91)-2875-252555, 252553, 252554, +(91)-2875-252552
Website: www.radhikaresort.com

Kohinoor Hotel
Address: Fofrara Fudam, Diu Ho, Diu - 362520
Phone No: +(91)-2875-252209, 253575, 253576, 253577, +(91)-2875-252613
Website: www.hotelkohinoordiu.com

Hotel Cidade De Diu
Address: Vegetable Market, Behind Hotel Samrat, Diu, Diu - 262520
Phone No: +(91)-5964-254595, 254695, 254443, +(91)-5964-252754
Website: www.cidadedediu.com

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Shopping in Diu

The colourful and lively bazaars of Diu make shopping an enthralling and delightful experience. Leather products and bamboo mats and baskets are popular items in Diu that are in great demand. The shop at the back of the Town Square is famous for selling basic household articles. Besides, there are road side shops selling exquisite handicrafts, exhibiting creativity of the local artisans here. A number of beach side shops sell beautiful souvenirs made of sea shells and oyster shells. Weaved mats, ivory carvings and beautiful items made of tortoise shells, sold in the road side shops in Diu, are quite popular among the tourists, especially the foreigners here. Local and international brands of liquor at cheap rates are available in the shops throughout the city. Read More........

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