Area: 38.8 Sq. Kms., Climate: Cool and Dry, Rainfall: 70 cm
Tourist Season: September to July
Clothing recommended: Cotton in summer, Light Woolen in winter
Languages Spoken: Gujarati, English, Hindi, Portuguese
STD Code: 02875
The weary weight of this unintelligible world can, for a while , be
lightened and the waking soul can hear the music of the spheres. It is an
island retreat gently rocked by the wind and the wave from the Arabian
Sea. It offers you undisturbed peace and an unusual holiday.
Diu is a beautiful place with it's splendid and to serve tourist with all
of the best services. It has a very great heritage and a rich culture,
formed by the mixture of local Gujarati culture and the foreign Portuguese
culture. The all over 6 beaches make the trip best to offer all from water
sports to bath or sunbath.
Diu Connected By Train
Diu do not have railway facility, nearest railway station is Veraval.
Veraval is directly connected to Rajkot and Ahmedabad by Train.
Diu Connected By Air
Diu-Mumbai Daily Flight - Jet Airways
Goa, Daman and Diu were the Portuguese possessions in India which 19th
December, 1961 during Operation Vijay and in the following year i.e. 1962
they were constituted into a separate Union Territory administered by a
Lieut. Governor and a popular Ministry. After Goa became a State, a Union
Territory was formed on 30th May, 1987 consisting of two separate District
of Daman and Diu.
Beautiful Places in Diu:
» Nagoa Beach :::::::
A perfect semi circle beach where the gentle lapping waves beckon you to
wade into them for a fun filled time of swimming, gamboling or just
lolling around the soft sand shores or to find you napping under the palm
trees filled with the soothing breeze.
» Panikotha-Fortim Do Mar :::::::
Legend has it that this ship shape structure was one connected with land
by an under sea tunnel. You can see this monument in famous bollywood
» Gangeshwar :::::::
The gentle sea waves offering their obeisance to the "Shiva Lingas" in
stone have a mystic aura around them in the cave temple of Gangeshwar
where the Lord makes his presence felt.
» INS Khukri Memorial :::::::
It was inaugurated on 15th December, 1999 in memory of the officers and
the sailors who chose to go down with the warship INS KHUKRI when it was
hit by a salve of three torpedoes fired from PNS Hangor, a Pakistani
Submarine on 9/12/1971 during the INDO-PAK war.
» Ghoghla Beach :::::::
The Golden sand beach undulates into the horizon while the Arabian Sea
laps away at the edge as though imploring the sands to let it find its own
peach. You can do swimming, sunbathing, parasailing, surfing etc.
» Hoka Trees :::::::
Diu has plenty of branching palm Hyphoena indica (Hoka) trees which are
found nowhere else in the country.
» Church of St. Francis of Assisi :::::::
It was the friary of the Franciscans. It was built in 1593. The Church is
still in use and the cloister has been converted into a hospital.
» St. Thomas Church - Museum :::::::
A huge edifice in gothic architecture was built in 1598. A part of it has
been converted into a museum - an archaeological treasure house.
» Fort :::::::
Rugged yet gentle, fierce yet loving. The majestic structure stands on the
coast of DIU as a sentinel. Once inside, you are overwhelmed by the gaunt
majesty of the ancient stone work which transports you to a bygone era of
gallant soldiers where time stands still.
» St. Paul's Church :::::::
The church adorned with curiously treated volutes and shell - like motifs
and the magnificent wood carving is considered to be the most elaborate of
all the Portugese churches in India. St. Paul Church, built in 1691 is
consecrated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. In architectural style
it resembles Bom Jesus Church at Goa. The dominant features are, no doubt,
Gothic. The wood - panelling of the church is rated one of the best in
» Jallandhar Shrine :::::::
Jallandhar Shrine is located on a hillock close to the beach. This small
shrine crowned with a dome, contains a niche wherein a stone carved face
of Jallandhar is seen. Near by there is also a temple of Goddess Chandrika.
The beach is at a distance of 1 km from Diu Town.