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A territory where sand, sea and sky meet in harmony

A territory where sand, sea and sky meet in harmony
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You must have been hearing of Goa since ages as the best seaside holiday destination. Haven’t you? It’s understandable that you may want to experiment a new seaside destination to boss around among friends and family. If you are curious to explore a union territory with exotic beaches that nobody has ever been to and is unfamiliar with then Diu is the place to be for it gives you everything that much hyped Goa has to offer. Daman and Diu is the most unexplored yet upcoming holiday destination offering peace, warmth, serenity and hospitality that tourists are vouching for of late. So, where is this heaven on earth located?

Diu happens to be the second smallest union territory and is situated on the western coast of India. Daman & Diu are twin islands that were initially under the Portuguese rule for a period of more than 400 years. The most attractive aspect of Diu is its renowned churches, museums and above all nature’s bounties. The white sandy beaches especially Nagoa and Ghoogla are quite amazing ones to be enjoyed and offer many thrilling water sports too like jet-ski, banana rides, para-sailing and speedy boat rides.

This small island is associated by a bridge to Gujarat's southern coast that’s well-enveloped with Portuguese era; its major architectural landmarks comprise of three churches and a giant sea facing fort called ‘the Diu fort’. If you are residing in one of the cities of Gujarat, Diu is capable of offering you a great rejuvenation and distressing holiday for its visitors.

One of the most popular traditions of the Portuguese that’s very much respected by the local businesses is that of the siesta. Besides, given the favourable climate, scenic location and nature’s bounties Diu is the most popular weekend gateway for beach and nature lovers and for all seeking peace and calm atmosphere.

Daman and Diu is known for its raw and undiscovered natural beauty and its unrivalled serenity. Diu tourism offers excellent growth potential capable of attracting domestic as well as overseas tourists every year. Numerous hotels and guesthouses have grown gradually in the town, which are now well administered by Daman & Diu tourism and some by local private restaurant owners.

The USP of Diu are its serene white sand beaches, huge forts, beautiful churches and of course a rich local heritage and culture. Since Diu has a varied and mixed culture, it includes all types of languages being spoken by locals like English, Portuguese Hindi and Gujrati.

The town of Diu lies at the eastern end of Diu Island, and is mainly known for its fortress and Old Portuguese Cathedral.

Not to forget, it is the tenth least populated district of India. The town of Diu lies at the eastern part of Diu Island and is mainly famous for its fortress and Old Portuguese Cathedral. The town is also famous for pisiculture which the locals indulge in very fondly.

Some General knowledge information for your grey cells! As per geographical statistics, Diu happens to be the tenth least populated district of India. Strikingly, Diu even finds its name in the Mahabharata, and its mentioned that Pandava brothers spent some days here during their exile.

Ironically, union territories have always been less explored and lesser known with people. Due to its matchless beauty and charm, Diu was always a holiday destination for kings and princess. So, what are the places to see in Diu?

Diu Fort: Among the tourist attractions in Daman and Diu, the Diu Fort acquires a prominent position. Enveloped by the sea on the three sides, the imposing structure offers a magnificent townscape with a great magnificent view of the sea.

Hilsa Aquarium: The recently developed Hilsa Aquarium displays a good collection of exotic and colourful fish.

Jampore Beach: The serene beach is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the palm trees and gazing in the sky.

Ghoogla Beach: It’s a beach with white sand and offers water sports for people too.
Church of Bom Jesus: The church built by the Portuguese is famous for its impressive architecture and rosewood craftwork.

Nagoa Beach: This semi-circular beach is in Bucharwada village wherein all adventurous people can engage in numerous water sports.

Gangeshwar Temple: The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has five lingas in the midst of the rocks on the seashore that constantly touches the temple during the night.

For accommodation:

Diu has numerous hotels and resorts to offer its tourists. Some of the famous resorts are Hotel Krishna Park and Azaaro resort. How to reach Diu?

Reaching Diu isn’t a hassle and is totally convenient to be reached. If you are residing outside Gujrat, one can take a flight or train to Ahmadabad and then an overnight bus for Diu.

By Train: Diu does not have a railway station so the nearest railway junction is Veraval, which is 90 km from Diu. A direct train connects Verval to Ahmedabad. One can reach Ahmadabad by train or flight and then take an overnight bus for Diu.

By Bus: State run busses as well as some private companies serve Diu from Ahmadabad. The journey takes around 10/12 hours and there are both regular as well as sleeper buses for different tourists.

The online website of Daman & Diu tourism guide offers thorough information on the tourist attractions of the town, transportation, accommodation, travel agents details and many other useful inputs about Daman & Diu.

For any tourist related information, you can easily contact department of tourism at Daman & Diu that’s called Paryatan Bhawan.

Destination Peace

Indeed, Diu is a place of its kind, different and absolutely unique place for a perfect vacation. Not only does it offer a refreshing and mesmerizing holiday, but Diu is a destination for people of all ages and for all day throughout the year with no hassles at all.

Don’t just go by the hearsay, to know its true worth, you must realize the feeling. Interestingly, it doesn’t need any extra planning to reach there, so all you need to do is just make up your mind and book your travel tickets and get set going!
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