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DIU the unknown island

Diu Island was not on my initial tour. But thanks to Alan, I ended up lost in this wonderful island. Even extending my stay in it a week.

Diu Island is an island off the south coast of the Gujarat Peninsula, separated from the mainland by a tidal stream. It has an area of 40 km² and a population of 44,110 (2001 census).

There is also a national airport, the Diu airport.

CHURCH OF SAINT PAUL

The construction of this church began in 1601. The main façade of the church is perhaps the most elaborate of All Portuguese churches in India. In architectural style, it is Gothic

The Diu Fort, is the fort was built by the Portuguese during their colonial rule of Diu Island. The city of Diu is located west of the fort. The Portuguese ruled this territory from 1537 (the year they took control of the fort and also the Diu city) until 1961.

FORTIM DO MAR

Built just at the mouth of the creek, the Fortim do Mar fortress is a magnificent stone structure in the sea. Approximately one nautical mile from the dam, it also has a lighthouse and a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea.

Diu gave me pleasant moments. There the days began to become a very pleasant routine.

It is one of the few places in India where alcohol is allowed. So many people go there on weekends just to drink alcohol. It is a tourist place, but local, not foreigners. I only counted 8 including us.

It is a very special place. Here, you can to contemplate some wonderful sunsets. And some nights you can to touch the stars of the sky with the palm of the hand.

It has fantastic beaches. These beaches are in the island and the nearby towns on the continent. Of course, for nothing have the offer of activities that you can find on the beaches of the West. But although a little outdate have one or another.

In the village there is an ice cream parlour, do not stop passing by that you will surely repeat!

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