Diu Fort - Nearby Places
Diu is a very small place but still it has many places to visit. There are beaches, temples, and churches which the tourists can visit after roaming inside the fort. Some of these places are as follows −
Ghoghla beach is around 15km away from Diu Fort and is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in India. Accommodation and food facilities are also available here and tourists can stay comfortably in the hotels.
Naida caves are one of the major attractions of Diu which were created by Portuguese when they dug rocks for construction. During Operation Vijay, Portuguese hid themselves in these caves. There is an opening in the caves through which sunlight comes in.
There is a sunset point on Chakritirath Beach from where people can watch a nice view of sunset. The location of the beach is in the center of Diu. The beach is surrounded by palm trees.
INS Khukri was a ship that sank during the war between India and Pakistan. The ship sank due to the submarine of Pakistan. When the submarine was detected, this ship was sent along with kirpan ship to destroy the submarine. Khukri was on its mission for testing sonar and when it found that the submarine was attacking kirpan, it went for rescue and was struck by three torpedo missiles fired by the submarine which led to sinking of the ship.
Zampa Gateway is much popular in Diu and it attracts the tourists the most. Zampa Gateway was constructed during the medieval period. The gateway includes carvings of priests, angels, and lions. A chapel was also built near the gateway in 1702.
The Gangeshwar temple is 3km away from Diu and Lord Shiva is worshipped here. There are five shivlingas which get wet with water during high tides. Hindu mythology says that the lingas were installed by the Panadavas. The temple is built on the sea shore so tourists can hear the noise of the waves that struck with the temple.