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Diu Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 12 photos

Diu, a former Portuguese colony, is the only place in Gujarat where alcohol is permitted. For that reason, it is a popular retreat with Westerners and Gujaratis alike.

It's small, sandy island with lovely white-washed churches, a fort that begs exploration and winding streets that are perfect for bicycling.

It's a long and rough road to get to Diu, but definitely worth the extra effort. Lesson learned ~ the seats in the back of the bus are the most sensitive to bumps in the road. Be forewarned. :-)

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  • In a nutshell:Goa before mass tourism. . .
  • Last visit to Diu: Jan 2001
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Avieira67's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2005 at 12:57 AM

    Hello, Stevie! Thank tou very much for your tips about this place. Best regards from Azores Islands.

  • Jul 8, 2004 at 8:49 PM

    Did you get out to Mandvi in Kutch? I was there in 93 and had the best Thali's I've found. Nobody seems to have been there- was it destroyed in 2001?

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2003 at 3:41 AM

    First time for me to here about this place! Thanks Stevie!

  • AndreSTGT's Profile Photo
    Jul 12, 2003 at 7:19 AM

    The fort looks really impressive. Beautiful pictures!

  • Amitu's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2003 at 4:40 PM

    I visited Diu 14 years ago on a school trip-your pages bring back some wonderful memories-its shows these non-touristy spots remain unchanged and make it even more appeaing-great stuff-well done

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2003 at 6:40 PM

    Getting stuck inside the Diu Fort reminded me of 2 years ago in Thailand! LOL You're right about Diu! I stayed a week! I love reading about your adventures and your pictures are WAY better than mine!!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2003 at 8:52 PM

    What a great area you explored and so untouristy!!.. I liked to see Panikot Fortress as well.. Lovely visit you had.

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 8:13 PM

    U didn't go into the jail, did u? ;-)

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2003 at 3:36 PM

    I'm glad the jailkeepers let you out (there's a twist).

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