One Day Trip to Diu
Start your day by visiting popular religious destinations
St Paul’s Church in Diu Fort is a Gothic style church known for its architectural splendour and grandeur. You can witness here the beauty of the Portuguese architectural style. The Gangeshwar Temple is one of the most beautiful cave temples in Diu. The sight of the Shiva Lingas being washed by the sea waves is absolutely enthralling and blissful. You get to experience here the beauty of the nature as well as hear stories about the significance of this temple. The roaring of the sea waves and the chirping of the birds add to the charm of this place. Gangeshwar Temple is located in Fudam village and can be easily reached via auto rickshaws and private vehicles.
Spend your afternoon traveling to beautiful locations
In the afternoon, you can head off to get the glance of Diu rich history. Visit Diu fort and Fortress of Panikotha to get glimpses of the Portuguese rule about six decades ago. Fortress of Panikotha ahve been part of many Bollywood mivies including "Qayamat: City Under Threat" that was released in 2003. Sea Shell Museum in the Airport Road in Diu is another famous place to visit. It is the largest of its kind in Asia showcasing the collections of sea shells by Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria, a merchant navy captain in his 50 years of sailing experience. You get to see about 2500 to 3000 different sizes and varieties of sea shells and other such items here and also get to listen to the stories and experiences shared by the captain. You can also buy here fancy souvenirs like earrings, bracelets, decorative wall hangings and other such items. There are many restaurants nearby, where you can have your lunch and then proceed for shopping.
Shopping in Diu is a thrilling activity. You get to experience the typical Indian market, with vendors shouting out loud to sell their wares. From imported electronic items to fancy footwear, you can get a variety of items from the bazaars in Diu. Also do not forget to buy beautiful souvenirs from the road side shops for your loved ones, waiting back home.
Enjoy your evening at famous beaches
The beautiful island of Diu is known for its picturesque beaches. A visit to Diu is incomplete without visiting the beaches. In the evening, you could go to the beaches here. The adventurous ones can head to Ghoghla and Nagoa beaches, where you could indulge in a variety of adventurous water sport activities like parasailing, water skiing, scuba diving, dolphin spotting etc. The solitude seekers can head to the Jallandhar or the Chitrakoot Beach, where the ambiance is calm and soothing and you can just sit back and relax, doing nothing. Swimming, sun bathing, collecting sea shells, taking a short nap under the palm groves are other interesting activities you could engage yourself in. Watching the sun set from the Sun Set Point is another heavenly experience.
Conclude your day by dining at the popular restaurants
There are a number of popular restaurants in Diu, serving a variety of lip smacking delicacies. Sea food restaurants serve delicious sea food preparations. Most of the restaurants are equipped with well stocked bars that serve the guests various kinds of cocktails and mocktails. The party lovers can opt to go to the Foot Loose discotheque in Hotel Kohinoor, where you can enjoy dancing till the wee hours. A quiet dinner with your family in a sea facing restaurant with amazing wine and dine facilities is an ideal way to conclude a hectic day.
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