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Daman and Diu , Daman and Diu

Diu is a city in the Union territory of Daman and Diu which is famous for the Battle of Diu which happened when the Portuguese tried to capture this island from the Maharaja of Gujarat. Today there is an old fortress and a cathedral here which are relics yet they are massive and magnificent and attests to a glorious rule. Diu is a place which have been bombarded with attacks throughout generations. Yet it is so well fortified that it withstood all the attacks and have proved to b one of the best defensive ports in India. Old Diu is known for its Portuguese architecture. Diu Fort was built in 1535 and maintained an active garrison until 1960. There are three Portuguese Baroque churches, with St. Paul’s Church, completed in 1610, being the only one still in use for its original purpose. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the first church built in Diu, in 1593, is now used as a hospital. St. Thomas Church is currently used as a museum. Diu characteristically has no tall buildings as the main occupation of people here is fishing. The whole city forms a very interesting to explore and lose yourself in. Diu is absolute hub of water sports it is going to delight you with all that is on offer. From paragliding to water skiing to scuba diving, you name it and they are ready to offer it. There are trained instructors who help you with the adventure sports, making it a much safer experience. Thus all those who have dreamt of trying these out should fearlessly rush to Diu.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 30.0°C /86.0°F 5 mm 23feet 21576.0 /km2 Jan-Mar,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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