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. Portuguese controlled this territory from 1537 till 1961 and after the military action launched by the Government of India it was merged with India and became a centrally administered Union Territory.



Diu formed part of several kingdoms that ruled over the western India. The last king of the Vaja dynasty ruler of Somnath 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:

31 comments:

Al said...

What a grand old fortress. I love places like this but there aren't any in my part of the world.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting bit of history.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very interesting island. One of the churches in your photo mosaic looks very Spanish in design.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful place to explore and it gives a feel of Goa! Interesting collage to look forward.... Liked the ramp way

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Must present a gorgeous view from the location of the fist picture..

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

ladyfi said...

Impressive buildings.

Kalpanaa Misra said...

I visited Diu many years ago. It was interesting. Nice pics.

Bibi said...

Definitely want to visit Gujarat.

magiceye said...

Lovely captures! Want to visit!

Carver said...

Interesting post and great shots.

alicesg said...

That's a lot of places you covered in a day. Very beautiful place. Have a nice week ahead.

joshidaniel.com said...

looks great :)

eileeninmd said...

The island is a neat place to explore! Great photos!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Diu is a most charming beautiful and picturesque little town !

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! History is intact.

Terri B said...

Very interesting!

tulika singh said...

It looks peaceful - perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos of this wonderful place, beautiful!!

Reader Wil said...

Again a very impressive building with a very interesting and long history. Thank you.
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW team

Roger Owen Green said...

sounds like a DESTINATION!

ROG, ABCW

Sheila Vaz said...

I know a few people from Diu,though I have never visited the place.It looks a lot like Goa because of the Portuguese influence. Lovely photographs.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's rich history is evident through these magnificent photographs. Thanks for sharing your visit with us. Happy ABC Wednesday!
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happywonderer.com said...

So much to see with lots of interesting history!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Very interesting. Diu must've been a strategic point way back then. At least that's what I generally think when another country chooses to colonize another part of the world.

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Yogi Saraswat said...

I am here since 2013 in blogging but never read a post about Daman& Div. This is first time . It gives a place to be added in my list . I was expecting more detail about this beautiful place , not only pictures but description also . Thank you sir for telling us a fantastic place to visit .

Rajesh said...

Other posts will follow with more details and images.

My Unfinished Life said...

This is one destination i really want to visit...one of my childhood dream destinations after reading our social sciences textbooks!!

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purba chakraborty said...

Great to know about this place.
Thanks for sharing :)

Chaitali Patel said...

Looks gorgeous! Would love to visit sometime!

Rakesh Pandey said...

Seems a great place! Never been to Diu, although have visited Daman many times.