Diu, part of 'Daman and Diu' - an Indian union territory, is geographically located in the state of Gujarat. Diu is one of the few places left in India where Portuguese influence is still evident, it offers a variety of attractions for travelers and is certainly an underrated gem. In case Diu is on your radar or you plan on visiting Gujarat, here is a list of top 15 places you must visit in Diu.
Why travel to DiuThe beaches of Diu are its biggest draw. What makes the beaches of Diu so enticing, is the gradual gradient into the sea, which makes them rather safe, especially for children. In fact at low tide, one can wade across from the mainland at Ghoghla, to the island, but don’t try it, unless you have an experienced local as your guide.There are four main beaches. Towards the southwest, touching the airport is the crescent Nagoa. Across the city to the southeast, below the Circuit House, is the Jalandhar beach. A bit to its east, below the INS Khukri Memorial is the Chakratirath beach. To the northeast, across the bridge to the mainland, of which a tiny portion comes under the Diu administration, is the beach of Ghoghla. There is a fifth beach, Gomtimata, further west of Nagoa, but it is yet to pickup in terms of popularity, and there are no restaurants here, unlike at Nagoa.
Hugging the southern tip of Gujarat in western India, is the tiny island of Diu, 40 sq km, with a length of 14km and a breadth of 5km. With Prohibition enforced in the adjoining state of Gujarat, Diu, which is a Union Territory is a favourite watering-hole for alcoholic beverages. However Diu has moved beyond this narrow definition, to now become a family-friendly place to holiday. Most foreign tourist who trael through the south of Gujarat, visiting places like the Somnath Temple and Sasan Gir, also stay or a few days in Diu. The Hoka tree, is unique to Diu. While the Hoka tree also grows in northern Africa, this is the only place in India where it is found. Its fruit is hard, fibrous and has a sweet and sour flavour. to eat.
Feeling so refreshed & excited that time when we were entering into that 40km square area surrounded by water where most of the people especially enjoy drinking on the sand with a pleasant sound of waves crashing against the seashore. A non-decorated bridge connects the non-alcoholic Gujarat to a boozy Portuguese Island and tells us that you are approaching the Diu Island.