Must see attractions in Diu

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    Diu Fort

    Built in 1535, with additions made in 1541, this massive, well-preserved Portuguese fort with its double moat (one tidal) was one of the most important…

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    St Paul’s Church

    Cavernous St Paul’s is a wedding cake of a church, founded by Jesuits in 1600 and then rebuilt in 1807. Its neoclassical facade is the most elaborate of…

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    At the extreme west of the island, Vanakbara is a fascinating little fishing village and one of the highlights of Diu. It’s great to wander around the…

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    Church of St Francis of Assisi

    A surprise awaits at this church, founded in 1593, and previously used as a hospital. The whitewashed exterior is all flaking paint and sea-spray decay,…

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    Ghoghla Beach

    Ghoghla Beach, north of Diu town, is the best beach on the island. A long stretch of sand, it has less trash and fewer people than the other nearby…

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    Gangeswar Temple

    Gangeswar Temple, on the south coast 3km west of town, just past Fudam village, is a small coastal cave where five Shiva linga (phallic symbols) are…

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    Nagar Sheth Haveli

    The most impressive and elaborate buildings in Diu town's western maze of tiny streets are found in the Panchwati area. Nagar Sheth Haveli, an old…

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    Zampa Gateway

    Painted bright red, this main town gateway in the huge city wall that hems in the western side of Diu has carvings of lions, angels and a priest, while…

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    Gomptimata Beach

    On the south coast 9km west of Diu town begins the sandy 2.5km sweep of Gomptimata Beach. It's often empty, except at busy weekends, but it gets big waves…

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    Sunset Point

    Sunset Point is a small, scenic headland at the southern end of the namesake beach, topped by the INS Khukhri Memorial – a model of the Indian Navy…

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    Sea Shell Museum

    This eccentric little museum, 6km from town on the Nagoa road, is a labour of love. Captain Devjibhai Vira Fulbaria of the merchant navy collected…

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    Diu Museum

    St Thomas’ Church is a lovely, simple building with walls decaying in genteel fashion. It now houses the Diu Museum, with a spooky, evocative collection…

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    Fudam Bird Sanctuary

    Opposite the turn-off for Fudam is a horizon-scratching expanse of estuarine swamp, part of which is protected as the Fudam Bird Sanctuary. There's a…

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    Nagoa Beach

    Nagoa Beach, on the south coast of the island 7km west of Diu town, is long, palm fringed and safe for swimming. It's reasonably clean but often very busy…

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    Sunset Point Beach

    Pretty Sunset Point Beach, a small, gentle curve, is relatively hassle free and has a natural reef-made pool that makes it popular for swimming. However,…

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    Jallandhar Beach

    Within walking distance of Diu town is the rocky Jallandhar Beach, on the town’s southern shore. Despite its proximity to town it's actually one of the…

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    Church of Our Lady of Remedes

    If it's not locked up, you'll find a large wood-panelled altar (and years of dust covering the pews) inside this white, mildewed Portuguese-era church.