Diu : A Tiny Little Piece of Land whose Every Nook and Corner Plans to Play Hide and Seek with the Peeping Arabian Sea. The Washes and Splashes of the Sea Greets you Wholeheartedly whenever you Hop around the Island 🙂
Getting Lost and Doing Nothing is my favorite #ThingstodoinDiu : Diu : Being Under the Portuguese Colonial Rule : their Culture and Way of Life is Highly evident from the First Sight 🙂 Diu is the Apple of Eyes amongst the Travelers of all Classes and Masses 😉 It stands for Free-Spirit ; the feeling of being Free ; the feeling of Chill Karo Yaar. The Feeling of Standing way hard on the Beach just to see – the Big huge of Waves amongst themselves kissing the Sand, flowing for a while, moving back and REPEAT !!
How to Reach there :
By Road : It is well connected by the Roads- however Una is the Nearest town which is 35 kms far from Diu. The Roads are very well maintained and GPS guides you well there. I had been on a Road-trip <3
By Rail : Veraval near to (Somnath) is the nearest Railway Station, so hiring a Private Vehicle is doable.
By Air : Diu has an Airport, There are flights twice a Day so Everything is sorted if you fly down to Diu 🙂 When You are about to Land in Diu : this welcomes you on board 🙂 so that is certainly one of the #thingstodoindiu !
Getting Lost and Doing Nothing are my favorite #ThingstodoinDiu 😉 Being Under the Portuguese Colonial Rule : Diu is gifted with Different Free Spirited : Cocktail Culture be the Architecture, the City Center or the Food : Way of which is Highly evident ! Currently being the Union Territory it is : the Apple of Eyes amongst the Travelers of all Classes and Masses 😉 for different reasons of course. But it certainly has that Vagabond kinda feel that instantly clicks with your Mood ; You feel a Vibe to just be in that Moment ! Totally in sync with the feeling of Chill Karo Yaar ! The Feeling of Standing way hard on the Beach just to see – the Big huge of Waves amongst themselves kissing the Sand, flowing for a while, moving back and REPEAT !!
Beach at every Sight…
Tiny little Cobbled Streets, Port filled with Boats, Amalgamation of Indo-Portuguese Cultures in Architecture, Freshness of Salt in the Air, Different Cuisine and Different Vibes and above all Getting High on Life : is Diu for You! Churches, Beaches, Fort, Drinks, Boats, Island Hopping, Shopping is all here damn !
Lets start hopping-in with the Attractions- doables while in #Diu 😎
Diu – Beach Hopping : Island and Beach Hopping : What is Diu without Beaches … Being around hopping across Diu has a Definite Aura which can Change Lives and Create Memories for a Life-time. While roaming around the Island, A Scooter or a Cycle can play your BFF because inch of land does play you a Scene which is unseen, unexplored and totally in Sync with the Life. Nagoa being the most famous and geographically importantly one.
Visit the Majestic Diu Fort : Visit the Majestic Diu Fort – This Gigantic Fort served as the main Guiding Security Body built which protected the Entire Island of Diu from Foreign Invaders and yes it was built by Portuguese. This Sea-facing Fort is so Majestic that the Entire town filled with People can settle here. The big Canons here are the Show-stoppers here.
Discover the Beautiful Churches in Diu : Visiting the Portuguese Church : Churches built here reign around from 1730 which is about 300 years old. White Churches with Black Wooden Curved Detailed Furniture is the Niche of the Churches here. The Below St.Paul’s Church is considered to be one of the Biggest and Significant churches here. Photography is not allowed inside the premises of the Church, but I managed a few Clicks here with the Sp.Permission taken from the Authorities ; will have a detail post on the pics of it. The overview is seen as below.
Celebrate the Sunshine at Naida Caves : Visit the Beautiful Naida Caves : I call these Caves : Sunshine Caves 🙂 why ? bcoz these caves have a Peculiar feature of kissing the Sunshine all over. These Caves are Airy and full of Natural Light peeping in and with Stunning Views like this 👇 Did you notice some weird Shapes and Patterns here.. there is story behind it… in the Next Post.
Visit the Gangeshwar Temple : A Shiva temple which has 5 Shivalingas located inside the Ocean Bed and dates back from the Mahabharta times. It is said that the temple was built by the Pandavas. What is so Cool about it : the Video above says it all ! However this Incidence occurs during the High-tides. I did Go down to the Sea but unfortunately could not capture that shot 🙁
Drinks Drinks and More Drinks : Gujarat is a state where Alcohol is not allowed but Diu being an Union Territory drinks are allowed : So the Weekend, here drag a large no of Population from there. It is filled with People who want to drink and not officially allowed So it is like filled with People 24X7 and 365 days. So if getting Drunk is your #BAE !! Diu is beyond Perfect from you. No Pic here As I do not drink !
Where to Stay :
*Diu is full of Hotels, Resorts and Home Stays as well : Luxurious, 3*star properties everything is available ! About 80% percent of the Hotels are scattered across the Circumference of the City Center ! However it is one of densely populated area of the Main Town of Diu ! So do choose a Property which is bit away from the Town.
*Radhika Beach Resort is the 4*star Property which is one of the best option available for the Veggies ! Many of my Family members are regular visitors there so can vouch for it !
*I was accompanied by my Cousins so we had stayed at one of Acquaintances.