Diu Tourism & 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.
Best time to visit

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

 

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Budget

For Budget Travellers: INR 475-545 a day

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

For Luxury Travellers: INR 5,500 and upwards

 

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Trips and Itineraries for Diu

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Top Places To Visit in Diu 23 Spots

Diu Coast, Diu
The Diu Fort, is situated on the west bank of India in Diu, a Union Territory, controlled by the Government of India. The post was constructed by the Portuguese amid their pilgrim principle of the Diu island. The Diu town is situated toward the fort's west. The post was implicit 1535 resulting to a guard collusion produced by Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat and the Portuguese while Humayun, the Mughal Emperor battled to attach this region. Development of the fortress was begun in October and finished in March, with the Portuguese constrained work putting their full might. The fortification is an extensive and great structure on the shoreline of the Diu island. It summons a brilliant perspective of the ocean. It skirts the ocean on three sides. The external mass of the stronghold was fabricated along the coast line. The internal divider had bastions on which weapons were mounted.
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DIu city, adjacent to main road, Diu
The Naida Caves are a pilgrim's enjoyment. Situated outside the city mass of the Diu post, these holes are a system of slashed hollows and steps which ask to be explored and discovered. The historical backdrop of the hollows recommends that the Portuguese rulers hacked off building materials during their rule, which brought about the caverns' development. A maze of holes, it's one of the lesser known yet intriguing attractions at Diu. A reasonable, sunny day is all that you have to visit these holes. An absolute necessity have experience. Assembled by the Portuguese, these caves are a system of passages with square cut steps. It's a standout amongst the most delightful underground mazes of outside buckles that one has run over years of travel. Arrange a visit on a reasonable sunny day, and be guaranteed that the hollow's normal openings won't frustrate with an awesome presentation of light. A must visit place for all the adventure seekers.
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Weekend Getaways from Diu  

Best time to visit - January,February,October,November,December
India’s second largest city, Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is home to a few hundred captivating contrasts and creeds. Mumbai is bursting with frenetic bazaars, shaded avenues thronged by commuters and roads brimming with traffic. The dynamic Maharashtrian metropolis is also a powerhouse of India’s business and trade sectors. But regardless, Bombay’s ethos lies in its biggest railway station - Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, in people-watching and eating bhelpuri by the iconic arch of the Gateway of India and in the exquisite Taj Mahal Palace, that holds a decade worth of stories about both Bombay and Mumbai. A few other places to visit in Mumbai city are Nariman Point - a legion of office blocks in the heart of the city and the Prince of Wales Museum for its eclectic architecture. Watching the sunset with a plate of vada pav at Marine Drive and experiencing the vibrant festival of Ganesh Chaturthi at Juhu Beach are few of the best things to do in Mumbai. One must also travel to Mumbai city to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry, wherein if you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a Bollywood star or two.

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


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