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Diu Fort

This massive, well-preserved Portuguese fort with its double moat (one tidal) must once have been impregnable, but sea erosion and neglect are leading to a slow collapse. The Fort of Diu is one of the prominent tourist destinations in India, which is skirted by the sea on the three sides and commands a magnificent view of the sea.

It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD after a defense alliance, concluded by the Bahadurshah, Sultan of Gujarat, and the Portuguese to protect themselves from the invasion of Mughals. It is approximately a 10-12 minute bike ride from the main town. The lighthouse is Diu's highest point, with a beam whose radius reaches 32 km. The mighty structure is divided into three segments- the outer wall, the inner wall and the double moat. You can visit the three main churches located inside the fort- Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Paul's Church, and St. Thomas Church and the Shiva temple, also known as Gangeshwar Mahadev.

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Location:
Diu
India
Best time to visit Diu: 
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
20.7150307°N, 70.9937273°E
Distance from Diu to Diu Fort
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Diu Fort..

Overall Rating:4.4

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  '5' out of 5
"It is one of the best places in west of india. Where you can chill out with friends, family. Best timings.. Sunrise/sunset"
  '4' out of 5
"Thanks to Dheeraj Bhai ......v enjoyed it very much....."
  '5' out of 5
"Ilha di calma...."
  '4' out of 5
"Very picturesque Fort. Can easily spend two to three hours admiring the concrete settings and cannons. The sea from all sides and bright sunlight cannot keep the camera at rest. "
  '4' out of 5
"Quite huge. So mane place to wander. Around couple hours will it take to complete visit. Some places maintenance needed. Overall good experience. No fee inside. "

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