At the eastern end of Diu Island, India, Diu is a coastal town. A bridge links the island to Gujarat state. Diu Fort, a 16th-century Portuguese citadel, overlooks the Arabian Sea and features a lighthouse and cannons. Inland, St. Paul’s Church, centuries old, was built in an elaborate baroque style. The Diu Museum, with wooden carvings and religious objects, is now home to the adjacent, whitewashed St. Thomas Church.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Chennai to Diu
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- On arrival, check into the hotel.
- Evening is free for leisure. Enjoy a night stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 – Diu Sightseeing
- After breakfast, we will proceed for half day sightseeing tour of Diu and visit the Diu Fort.
- Diu Fort has canon that reminds one of the struggles between Bahadur Shah, Sultan of Gujarat, Mughal emperor and the Portuguese. Further, we will visit st. Paul Church, which is founded by Jesuits.
- Also, we will be visiting Diu Museum, which has a collection of wooden carving, idols, shadow clocks and so many other items.
- Rest of the day is free for leisure to enjoy at Diu Beach.
- An overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 3 – Departure
- After breakfast, we will leave for Ahmedabad. En-route, we will visit Junagadh to see the Uperkot fort, an ancient fort built by Chandr Gupta and has been rebuilt and extended many times by then.
- Further, we will visit the Ashokan Edicts, Mahabat Maqbara; the Ashoka’s Rock edict is no way of Girnar hill temple and engraved with the Buddhist edicts of Ashoka.
- The edicts impart moral instruction on Dharma, Harmony, Tolerance and Peace.
- Then proceed towards airport.
- Further, drop at airport.
- On arrival Chennai airport.
WHAT ‘S INCLUDED
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care.
- Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport.
- Chennai to Chennai transport.
- All Taxes & Fees, Any Activities,Rides.
- Domestic Flight
- Travel Insurance
- As per Customer Request.
The coastal enclaves of Daman (Portuguese: Damão) and Diu on the coast of the Arabian Sea have been part of Portuguese India for over 450 years, along with Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. On 19 December 1961, Goa, Daman and Diu were incorporated, through military conquest, into the Republic of India. Up until the Carnation Revolution of 1974, Portugal did not accept the Indian annexation of these territories.
Until 30 May 1987, when Goa was granted statehood, the territories of Goa, Daman and Diu were governed as a single union territory, leaving Daman and Diu as a separate union territory. Every enclave constitutes one of the two districts of the Union Territory. Daman and Diu are roughly 650 kilometres by road from each other.
In December 2019, legislation to merge Daman and Diu with the neighbouring union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli was passed by the Parliament of India to create a new union territory to be known as Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
From 1546 to 1961, the Daman and Diu territories were under the Portuguese dictatorship. Diu is an extension of the Cultural Zone of Kathiawad that influences language, dress, patterns, food habits , customs and practise, and other elements of culture. Daman and Diu ‘s ethnic mosaic consists of Hindus, viz. The tribals, namely the Dhobia, Dubla and Siddi, the Kharwa, Koli Patel, Koli, Bhraman, Bania, Vanja, Salat, Sanghadia, Sager, Baria, Kamli, Mitna, Mangela, Bhandari, Macchi, Kumbhar, Mahyavanshi,