We were on a trip covering the coast line of Gujrat, we started from Okha and our plan was to cover Dwarka, Porbander, Somnath and then back to Ahmadabad. When we were in Somnath and exploring the near by forest area of Sasan Gir, we got to know of this place called Diu, it is a Union territory around 100 km from Somnath. We thought of giving it a try and planned a 1 day trip and then back to Ahmadabad.
As we entered the city I was amazed to find a impeccable infrastructure in place, well maintained roads, spic and span drainage system.
Most of the prominent areas like market and restaurants are along side the sea, which makes it a wonderful walking experience. The beaches are very well maintained with clean.
One can rent out a two wheeler and explore the whole city, we were so much impressed with this place that we planned to extend our stay, now instead of one day we were planning for 4 days. Accommodation was not an issue since we were staying with a local Portuguese family and then there was this added advantage of new year’s eve coming where we planned to attend the mid night mass and usher in the new year in God’s presence.
Diu is not a very well known tourist destination in India, I feel it is a blessing in disguise because more tourist means things start getting commercialized. People start flocking in which somewhat dis balances the flaura and fauna of the place. This is a laidback town with all the time in the world to explore and understand the history of the place. We visited the place in the month of December, which is winter time but still here in Diu it was comfortable enough to stay with a t-shirt and jeans.
Diu should be visited every once in a while, to relax to reflect and to have a peaceful stay. This beach town in one of the top jewels as a detoxing destination.