Top 15 Places to visit in Diu

14th Aug 2018

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.

1. Vanakbara beach

Vanakbara beach is secluded and seems unfrequented. The sand is very fine, smooth and white in color.

Vanakbara beach in Diu

Photo of Vanakbara Beach, Daman and Diu by Fairytale Studios

2. Naida Caves

Naida caves are properly ventilated and have lots of space for natural sunlight to pass through, keeping the caves well lit.


Photo of Naida Caves, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Fairytale Studios

3. The Hidden Cliff

The view from the edge of cliff is breathtaking. The waves at the bottom crash on the rocks and rise as high as 25-30 feet.

4. INS Khukhri Memorial

The memorial consists of a beautiful scale model, encased in a glass case. The whole setup is at an elevated level from where you one can see the endless Arabian sea.

View from INS Khukhri Memorial in Diu

Photo of INS Khukri Memorial, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Fairytale Studios

5. Ghoghla Beach

Ghoghla beach is clean in some areas and littered by people in some. It is surrounded by few resorts, the landscape is flat and water is pristine.

6. Rukhda Tree

Rukhda tree is a gigantic tree hidden amidst a thick canopy of coconut trees. It is supposed to be a Baobab tree of Madagascar origin.

Rukhda Tree in Diu

Photo of Ghoghla Beach by Fairytale Studios

7. Diu Fort

Diu Fort is a large and impressive structure on the coast of the Diu Island and commands a magnificent view of the sea.

Diu Fort in Diu

Photo of Diu Fort, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Fairytale Studios

8. Gomtimata beach

This beach is a secluded beach, quite far from the hustle-bustle of the Diu town; hence quiet and peaceful.

9. Dinosaur Park

Dinosaur Park is more like a children’s park with two huge statues of dinosaurs. The park is equipped with dinosaur themed slides and a few more rides.

10. Gangeshwar Mahadev Temple

This temple adorns five Shivlings which are believed to be established by the Pandavas from Hindu mythology - Mahabharata during their hideout.

11. St. Paul Church

The church has an impressive architecture with an exquisite white-washed façade outside and beautiful wooden carvings inside.

St. Paul Church in Diu

Photo of St Paul Church, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Fairytale Studios

12. Sea Shell Museum

According to retired Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria, the man behind this humble treasure, the museum houses the largest collection of sea shells in Asia. It is an average place to visit.

13. Diu Museum

This is more of a church than a museum and lies right next to the St. Paul’s church.

14. Chakratirth beach

Chakratirth beach, right adjacent to the INS Khukhri memorial is a clean and beautiful beach which we recommend for sunset.

15. Asides

Apart from the above mentioned attractions, there is Nagoa beach, Fudam Bird Sanctuary and Nagar Sheth Haveli.

You can read more about how to reach Diu, how to commute within the town and details about each of these places in our article at Fairytale Studios. You can also download a online or PDF version of map containing exact locations of each of these 15 must visit places in Diu from the article.