Gangeshwar Temple


About Gangeshwar Temple



Located in the beach haven of Diu, Gangeshwar Temple is soaked in absolute peace and serenity. Dedicated to the destroyer and transformer in the Hindu trinity, Lord Shiva, the temple is considered to be a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.

Take a break from your beach excursions and make time for a little peaceful retreat in this holy temple. With a stunning idol of Lord Shiva, the temple also features five lingams said to be placed there by the Pandavas during their exile.

The lingams are beautifully nestled between numerous rocks and are regularly washed by the waves from the sea. The cave temple exudes powerful energy and is much revered by devotees of the mighty Lord Shiva from around the world.

If you are visiting during high tide, you may only be able to view the tip of the lingams as they are submerged under water. The stunning natural beauty surrounding the temple takes one into a different world altogether. If this be your first visit to Diu, do pay this beautiful temple a visit.

Location

The Gangeshwar Temple is situated at a distance of three kilometres from Diu near the Fudam village of Daman and Diu, near the sea shore.

How to Reach

The island of Diu has a fascinating history and a relaxed atmosphere with little traffic. The small town is squeezed between the fort on the east side and the large city wall on the West.

Diu has an airport at Nagao, with daily flights provided by Jet Airways from Mumbai to Diu, except Saturdays. So, you need to plan your stop at Mumbai first and then fly to Diu.

There is no railway station at Diu. The nearest railway station is located at Veraval which is about 90 kms from Diu. Direct trains from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai and other cities connect to Veraval and from there to can reach Diu.

State run buses of Gujarat as well private coaches are a much better option to reach Diu, as their service is more. State Transport buses and private coaches are available easily from Baroda, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Veraval.

Best time to visit

Due to its proximity to the Arabian Sea, the island of Diu has a pleasant weather all around the year. The summer months are also tolerable. The day temperature can go up to a maximum of 38 degrees, but the evenings are breezy and pleasant with cool breezes coming from the Arabian Sea.

The monsoon season starts from June onwards and lasts till October. The place receives a very good amount of rainfall, but makes the weather a bit sticky sometimes. The best period to plan your trip is during the months of October and May. The winter temperature is around 20 degrees during the day which makes the place a must visit. The nights are cold. It is worth visiting this place during the months of October and November due the festivals. During the navratras, you can savour the folk dances of Gujarat, as well as some Portuguese folk dances like Mando, Verdigao and Vira.

Sources: Tourism portals
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Last Updated on : July 4, 2014