Diu Tourism and Travel Guide

Diu is very unlike India's other beach destinations. Located on a small island linked by a bridge to Gujarat’s southern coast, it is quiet, clean, full of Portuguese history and free of tourist-traps. Life on this small, sleepy town begins at around 5am, and by 9pm, streets are mostly deserted. Diu is a favourite with writers and artists, who often come here to enjoy the silence, found almost everywhere on this tiny island. But that doesn’t mean it is devoid of things to do. To explore Diu, you can rent a bicycle for a small cost and move around at your own pace. The Diu Fort and the view that it offers of the Arabian Sea is an unmissable adventure. There are also the Naida Caves, full of a labyrinth of paths and rock staircases, making for a thrilling experience. Evenings can be spent strolling around on the unique Gomtimata Beach, and then in the bylanes of Diu sampling the delectable seafood.
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Best Time To Visit Diu

Peak Season to visit Diu is from October to February, when the temperature stays below 20 degrees Celsius.

Shoulder Season: August to September is monsoon season, when Diu sees heavy rainfall and the island might become a bit swampy. The downside of this is that you might have to stay in most of the day when rain lashes the island.  

Off-season: March to July is summer season in Diu, and technically off-season. The minimum temperature though, remains between 27 to 30 degrees Celsius. Weather in Diu is pleasant throughout the year, so you can plan a trip here whenever you like.     

Budget For Diu

For Budget Travellers: INR 475-545 a day

  • Accommodation in guesthouses and Airbnbs: INR 300-600
  • Food: INR 150-300
  • Public transport via bus: INR 15-25  

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1500-1650 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels: INR 1000-2000
  • Food: INR 475-630
  • Local transport via auto rickshaw: INR 100-250

For Luxury Travellers: INR 5,500 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 4,500 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 900 and upwards
  • Scooter/bike rent: INR 350-400