Diu Fort, Diu

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Address: Near Collectorate Office, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520, India

Phone: +91-2875252653

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diu_Fort

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About Diu Fort, Diu

Back in 1535, this huge Portuguese fort must have been one of the most impressive sights in all of the land. It has a double moat, an array of cannons on the ramparts, and a lighthouse 32 metres high that is basically the highest point in the city. The fort was built to defend the city from the invasions of Mughal Emperor Humayun. Seen around the fort's premises are the remnants of Venetian style Gothic homes. Inside the fort is a famous chapel, the Chapel of Our Lady of Rosary, built in the 17th century. It has gilded wooden panels depicting scenes from the lives of saints. Photography is not allowed inside the chapel.

How To reach Diu Fort by Public Transport

  • Drive to here or take a taxi.

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Diu Fort, Diu Reviews

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  • Amazing place, Very well maintained, Neat and clean. The fort being surrounded by sea from three sides, offers a great view for tourists. One can walk along on the outer wall of the fort and see the sea waves lashing the perimeter. Beautiful place with great view, Historical place, Must visit when you at diu

  • Diu fort is a must visit place in Diu. National monument and historical place. It was built in 15th century by Portuguese and now preserve by Govt of India. This is one of the well maintained forts in India. Cannon and Citadel are still intact. It bastions are best for photography. It has sea on 3 sides of views are scenic.

  • Nothing much to see inside as Fort. Only side walls & some canons. Good view of sea from any side. Jail still inside Fort. Area is clean. Convenient to visit. Free entry. Don't fall in trap of Guide or photographer.

  • It is very beautiful fort with maintained cleanliness. It's a fort with light houses churches and storage rooms surrounded by the sea. You can take a awesome view of panikotha an architecture made in middle of the waters formerly used to be a jail in 1500 century. You can take photographs inside as well as other photographers are also present at very cheap price and give you instant good quality photos. It's a family place. Parking is available. Different food stalls are present outside the fort.

  • Good place to visit in Diu and you can spend good time here. Nice place to capture pictures with different backgrounds. Especially with the sea in the backdrop and flying birds and evening sky. Just make sure you visit before the closing time.

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