Monday, February 2, 2015

Diu

Diu is a tiny island on the southern tip of of Gujarat. This small island is a beautiful and scenic place in the lap of Arabian Sea. It was a Portuguese colony from 1539 to 1961, until Indian government retook back from them.



Diu formed part of several kingdoms that ruled over the western India. The last king of the Vaja dynasty ruler of Somnath Patan ruled over Diu in the first decade of the fifteenth century. Thereafter, it came under the control of the Sultans of Gujarat who seen to have ruled Diu for the next one and a half centuries. 



Apart from tourist destination it is also a fishing town. The place is known for its Fortress,   Cathedral and Beaches. The place we visited on our one day tour of the city are:
  • Fort
  • Panikotha
  • St. Paul Church
  • St. Thomas Church (Diu Museum)
  • Nagoa Beach
  • INS Khukri Memorial
  • Gangeshwar Temple
  • Naida Caves

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Fishing at Chilka Lake

Chilka Lake, a brackish water lagoon spread over a large area is around 55 kms from Puri.


The ecosystem of this lake has large fishery resources supporting livelihood of lot of families on the coast. 




In this area there are lot of birds that are migratory as well as local to the region.