Monday, February 1, 2016

Panikotha, Diu

The Fortress of Panikotha in Diu is a magnificent stone structure in the sea. The structure built in the shape of ship is very unique.



It also has a light house and a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea. 



This structure looks magnificent when one observers it from either Diu Jetty or Diu main land or from the Fort.



You can reach this place through a ferry boat from the fort.

35 comments:

genie said...

RAJESH...Have you ever been out there? It is such an unusual structure but so pretty. Love the light house and the idea of the little chapel. You have gotten me so interested in your country that I am now reading a memoir written by Madhur Jaffrey entitled “Climbing the Mango Tree.” It is wonderful.

Blogoratti said...

What a great view.

krishna said...

structure very beautiful and totally unique..

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos, Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great shots of the fort. Thanks for sharing. Happy February, enjoy your new week!

joo said...

looks lie a very interesting place to visit

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting building......a good idea to ask for protection from the elements.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a selecção de imagens é perfeita, revelam bons detalhes.
AG

ladyfi said...

Looks so lovely!

Donna said...

A very unique floating fort...shaped like a ship! The designer was creative!

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible place, Rajesh!!! Wonderful captures, as always!! And thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty of your world!! I hope you and your family have a great start for new year!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This structure does look like a large ship! I'm surprised to learn that there is a chapel on it.

lotusleaf said...

It is beautiful! Thanks for te information- my next trip will be to Diu:)

Melody Steenkamp said...

seems very special to me to visit...

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carol l mckenna said...

Intriguing photos ~ love this place and who it is dedicated to ~

Happy week to you ~ ^_^

photowannabe said...

Absolutely fascinating.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very pretty. It looks like a queen dresses in white.

Photo Cache said...

Nice location, although being afraid of water going there by a small boat does not thrill me.

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Al said...

What an awesome place - it looks like it would be fun to explore.

Wandering Wren said...

It certainly is magnificent, I imagine it would be very interesting to take a trip across and see it from the inside - it looks fairly impenetrable unless by invitation!

Leslie: said...

Love the lighthouse and the idea of having a chapel out there. So pretty!

Leslie
abcw team

edenhills said...

That is amazing!

Jeevan said...

Very interesting perspective on the fort and absolutely cool to hold a lighthouse within! Excellent shots

Roger Owen Green said...

Stone island!

ROG, ABCW

Ira said...

The monument and the waters blend into each other and give a classic view!

DEE DEE said...

beautiful post

R Niranjan Das said...

Glad to know about this.

Dipanwita Chakraborty said...

The fort looks very strong. Is it allowed to get inside the fort?

Yogi Saraswat said...

Really unique !! Great capture

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures :)

Rajesh said...

Dipanwita: One can reach the fort by taking a boat ride.

Amit Misra said...

What a serene view!

Vaisakhi said...

This was the first structure I had ever seen in water...ages ago and am surprised to know that it is still in such a great condition. Nice article :)

Easwar Arumugam said...

Nice view; well shot