Diu Island - Information

Diu Island - information encapsulates the essential data about this small off-shore island, situated on the western coast of India. Knowledge and information on Diu Island is necessary for both the citizens of the Union Territory and the tourists.

A former Portuguese colony, Diu Island is dotted with architectural extravaganzas built during the colonial period. Embellished with the man-made structure, Diu Island is also popular for its beauty, which still remains untouched and uncorrupted by time. The long stretches of sandy beach, coastline with limestone cliffs, dense palm groves and rocky coves are embellishments bestowed by Nature that adorn the island.

Diu is blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year. Its proximity to the sea influences its climatic conditions, which remain the same round the year. The natural beauty, coupled with the maritime climate, lure a large number of tourists to the island.

A number of historical sites are present in the island city of Diu. Some of them are listed below:
  • Gangeshwar Temple
  • St. Thomas Church - Museum
  • St. Paul's Church
  • Jallandhar Shrine
  • Diu Fort
  • Gomtimata Beach
  • Ghoghla Beach
  • Nagoa Beach
Diu is well connected by air, road and rail to the major cities of India. The nearest railhead is situated at a distance of 9 kilometers at Delwada. Another station, Veraval is well connected to the cities of Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Vayudoot and Indian operate scheduled flights to Diu Island. The airlines connect the island city with the rest of the country. By road, Diu is connected to Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Daman and Veraval.

The warm hospitality of the people of Diu and their culture and heritage also entice a large number of tourists to visit the island city.

Last Updated on 26 September 2012



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