Divar Island

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  • Address: Divar Island, Goa, Panaji, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Island, Family And Kids

About Divar Island, Panaji

You don't get to hear much about this island in the middle of the Mandovi River, and there really isn't anything exciting to do. There is a sleepy little settlement called Piedade, which has nice Portuguese villas. However, back in the day when the Portuguese invaded, there used to be two temples here. One of them was removed before the invasion, the other was burned to the ground. Now there is a church on the site of that burning - the Church of Our Lady of Compassion. It has a beautiful facade and a simple interior. Next to the church is a small cemetery; it's thought to contain the remains of some from the now extinct Kadamba dynasty in 1352. But this being a hill, the views are incredible. The Divar Island Retreat homestay is awesome.

Divar Island Opening and Closing Hours

  • Ferries run between 7am and 8pm.

How To reach Divar Island by Public Transport

  • Take a boat from Old Goa near Viceroy’s Arch to South of the Island.
  • Take the ferry from Naroa to the east of the island.
  • Take the ferry from Ribandar to the southwest of the island.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Divar Island

  • 1.99% of people who visit Panaji include Divar Island in their plan

  • 59.17% of people start their Divar Island visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Divar Island

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Divar Island

People normally club together Our Lady Of The Immaculate Conception Church and Mandovi River while planning their visit to Divar Island.

People also prefer to start their day with Divar Island.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Divar Island, Panaji Reviews

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  • Beautiful Island. Perfect place to chill out. Also has a pretty nice sunset point with amazing view.

  • We stayed there for 3 days on a trip to Goa. We need to use ferry for commutation it's really a good experience.ferry will be available 24/7. It has much of village ambience nice place to stay on a vacation with a good variety of Portugal style homes which can be rented.

  • Beautiful island with a long and sometimes dark history. It is well worth visiting and exploring on foot. Do keep in mind that the mangroves on the northern and western sides of the island are home to mugger crocodiles.

  • Beautiful and serene island, very lucky to be living here for the past four years.

  • Not many people know about this island, but if you wanna get out of the hustle and bustle of the Goa beaches and its crowd, then definitely go there for a quite and relaxing stay. You can only go to this island via ferry boat.

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