Diu is island situated slightly off the coast of Kathiawad near the Port of Veraval in Gujarat with a coastal length of 21 kms. and is at a distance of about 768 kms. from Daman, the Capital of the newly formed Union Territory of Daman and Diu.
Diu is bounded by Gir-Somnath and Amreli District of Gujarat in the North and by the Arabian Sea from three sides. It is connected to the mainland via two bridges.
A portion of Diu District is on main land which is named as Ghoghla. A small part of Diu known as Simbor is situated in Gujarat at a distance of 25 kms. from Diu
For over 450 years, the coastal exclaves of Daman and Diu on the Arabian Sea coast were part of Portuguese India along with Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Goa, Daman, and Diu were incorporated into the Republic of India on December 19, 1961 by military conquest. Portugal did not recognize the Indian annexation of these territories until 1974.
What To See And Do
Ghoghla Beach, Diu
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.
Jallandhar Shrine, Diu
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.
INS Khukhri, Diu
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 salvo of three torpedoes fired from PNS Hangor, a Pakistani Submarine on 9/12/1971 during the INDO-PAK war.
Gangeshwar Temple, Diu
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.
Church of St. Francis of Assisi Diu
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.
Nagoa Beach, Diu
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.
Where To Stay
Resorts in Diu are situated over the sea shores giving an excellent round the clock view of the beach to its visitors. Also there are resorts located outside the town yet providing every luxury and leisure to its visitors. Hotels in Diu provide 24*7 in-house facilities along with a travel desk and reception that is round the clock available for visitors. These hotels also provide with all the basic and luxurious amenities that includes premises security, luggage, and laundry, dry cleaning facilities as well.
How To Get Around
Diu-Mumbai Daily Flight of Jet Airways
The nearest railway station is Delwada at the distance of 9 kms. from Diu. But important trains are linked with Veraval which is 90 kms. from Diu.
Diu Connected By Road
Veraval 90kms, Palitana 175kms, Rajkot 295kms, Sasangir 120kms, Bhavnagar 215kms, Vadodara 595kms, Ahmedabad 495kms, Mumbai 980kms