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1. Posted by tzaz (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello there, has anyone been to the little island if Diu. It really appeals to me however I am 20 F, travelling alone - and the place is a bit off the beaten track. Any views, ideas? (I will be in Jaipur next).

2. Posted by Shrinagesh (Full Member 102 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The island of Diu, an erstwhile Portuguese colony, is situated off the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district. The word 'Diu' is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Dweep'. During the period from the 14th to 16th century Diu was one of the best Sea Ports and a Naval base.
Getting there
Diu has excellent, all weather road links with Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Baroda. Luxury buses ply between Mumbai and Diu. It is also air linked with Mumbai.
Air: There is a daily flight between Mumbai and Diu
Rail: Nearest rail-head is Veraval, about 50 kms. From Diu train service is available from Veraval to Rajkot and Ahmedabad.
By Road: Una- 30 kms, Ahmedabad- 495 kms, Bhavnagar- 225 kms, Bombay- 930 kms, Daman- 763 kms, Sasangir-128 kms, Rajkot- 261 kms, Somnath- 87 kms, Veraval- 77 kms.
Bus: Regular bus services are in operation from Diu, Ghoghla and Una to various cities in Gujarat.

Pl be careful and don't entertain strangers when travelling alone. Pl organise everything in advance before you venture out coz things may become tough for a new tourist.Have your accomodation confirmed as well as your return ticket.Have a pleasant stay...

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 3, 2006, at 11:44 PM by Shrinagesh ]

3. Posted by vipingoyal (Full Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kate,
I am vipingoyal from Jodhpur overnite journey from Jaipur.I am also member of HC.
you can skip Diu and come to jaipur,also jodhpur where you can be our guest.

4. Posted by Prem (Budding Member 39 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I have been to Diu, Itz quite a nice place. But please be careful in Area & Hotel people.

If you have a plan for Goa then I would suggest that's best & safest place.

If you are sure for Diu, Do visit temple called 'Somnath' temple on the way. You will surely like the visit.

5. Posted by Caspian (Inactive 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I visited Diu a few years ago. Its an interesting and friendly place, there is a castle to check out and little town with some decent hotels. There is not much going on there, so if you miss it it won't be the end of the world. If you happen to be in Gujarat, the city of Bhuj is more interesting.