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Diu Beach

Location: Off the Coast of Gujarat in the Arabian Sea
Address: Union Territory of Daman and Diu
Best time to visit: November to February
Beach Activities: Beach-walking, sightseeing, water-sports, swimming
Attractions in and around: Ghoghla beach, old town, Jallandar beach, Chakratirth beach, Nagao beach
Hotels and Resorts: Suzlon Beah Hotel, Hotel Sea View, Radhika Beach Resort, Hotel Gamgasagar, Rasal Beach Resort, Sea Village Resort, Circuit House, Jallandar Cottages
STD Code: 02875

Diu BeachThe unspoilt and lovely beaches in Diu are among the charming tourist destination in India. The coastal town kisses the Arabian Sea and depicts the saga of Portugal dynasty here. The shorelines are away from the bustling cities, which offers the some peaceful moments to the beach-lovers. Ghoghla and Nagoa beaches are paradise to water-sport lovers, who receives the opportunity to splash the azure sea-water, endlessly.

Kerala BeachesThings to do and see in Diu
The coastline in Diu measures about 17-km long and holds the main stretches of Nagoa, Ghoghla, Jallandar, Chakratirth and Gomtimata. The main task on all the beaches are beach walking, sightseeing and the adventure of water-sports.

Lets digg out some attractions in Diu Beaches :
Ghoghla Beach
This best beach in Diu offers the adventure of swimming and a variety of water-sports. Enthusiasts can try out water scooter, speedboat, parasailing and water skiing here. A sea trip to Diu Fort and the island fort of Panikotha, can be easily covered with a motorboat ride. Visitors can also enjoy a dolphin trip in the morning hours.

Jallandar and Chakratirth Beaches
Where Jallandsr sprays the golden sand, Chakratirth beach is quite rocky. One cannot swim at the latter, but can try out a little bit on the shoreline of Jallander. Both the beaches offers the spectacular sunset in Diu, which can seen from a hillock, known as the Sunset Point.

Nagoa Beach
The touristy beach, Nagoa is the most-visited place in Diu. The waters are safe for swimming and a number of water sports like water scooter, speedboat and parasailing are available. There's is also a Shell Museum on the Nagoa Beach, which displays over 2,000 types of seashells.

Old Town
The old quarter of Diu is dotted with quaint houses, lining the narrow streets. Nagar Seth's Haveli, Church of St. Francis of Assisi(1593), St. Paul's Church and Diu Fort are some fine places to visit.

Diu beach shopping
Tourist can hang around the Bunder Chowk area and buy some export garments at inexpensive rates. Shopaholics can also visit Sarjan Art Gallery and collect the chick stock of shell jewelery and artefact's made by the local Sangheda community. Beach wear printed with traditional Saurashtra motifs are also available on the shops.

Eating at Diu
Visitors will find a few bar in Diu, but in case of having food, its better to stick to the restaurants at the hotel, they are about to stay. The Magico do Mar at Ghoghla beach is famous for its seafood. Further, the Suzlon's Prato Delicioso restaurant and Radhika Riviera restaurants at Nagoa beach serves excellent Goan curry and mock tails at cheap rate. The restaurants also spreads out the flavor of Punjabi dishes before the foodoholics.

Place of accommodation in Diu
Staying options in the form of hotels and resorts are spread across the island of Diu. Suzlon Beah Hotel and Hotel Sea View on Ghoghla Beach, Radhika Beach Resort, Hotel Gamgasagar and Rasal Beach Resort on Nagoa Beach offers the desired services to their guests. Beach lovers, looking for a serene aura on Chakratirth Beach can book cozy hotel rooms in the Sea Village Resort. Also, the Diu town is developed with Hotel Samrat, Hotel Cidade de Diu and Hotel Pensao Beira Mar, which offers a heartily welcome to its guest. Budget travelers can find space in Circuit House, Jallandar Cottages and in the hotels in the old town, which falls in the premium category.

When to visit Diu beaches
An ideal time to visit Diu beach is from November to February.

How to reach Diu
By Air
The nearest airport to Diu beach is at Diu(7 kms), near Nagao beach. Jet Airways, Mumbai-Parbander flights are operated to and form the airport. On reaching, travelers can hire auto from outside the aerodrome.

By Rail
Delwada is the nearest railway station to Diu Beach(8 kms). The station is connected only to Veraval(90 kms) by metre gauge and travelers can board train to Ahmedabad only. Local transport facilities in the town is good and one can easily find buses and auto rickshaws from Diu to Una.

By Road
Both State Transport buses and private coaches, like Shiva Shakti Travels, ply from Ahmedabad and neighboring places to Diu.

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