Palm trees, beach and sea – Diu, the island of tranquility

Light, fine sand as far as the eye can see, palm trees gently swaying in the wind, a turquoise ocean and, beyond, a deep blue whose waves roll tirelessly on the shore, an azure blue sky, sun and pleasantly warm temperatures – this is how many people imagine paradise before. Much of the more than 7,000 kilometers of Indian coastline fits exactly this idea of ​​paradise. However, not all beaches in India are the same. The coast of the subcontinent offers almost the entire gamut of different beach experiences – from unspoiled solitude to thrilling action and water sports activities, from relaxing tranquility to extravagant parties, whatever your heart desires. is offered. Before swimming in the sea, however, you should always find out about the current conditions throughout India, as there are certain sections of the coast with strong and dangerous underwater currents.

India’s best beaches are found on the west coast. In any case, most of the tourists go there for a beach holiday in India. And if it is true that the west coast has very beautiful beaches, do not forget the beauty of the east coast or the Laquedives and Andaman archipelagos. In the following series of articles, we will introduce you to some beaches in India.

Hyrax and IUD

Situated between Gujarat and Maharashtra, Daman is a semi-autonomous enclave at the mouth of the Daman-Ganga river surrounded by Gujarat, while Diu is a small island off the coast of Gujarat. Daman is known for its turquoise waters, romantic beaches, charming villages and Portuguese ruins. Located on the banks of the Daman Ganga River, Daman was a Portuguese province for around 300 years before gaining independence in 1961.

Diu was also a former Portuguese colony with a rich history, architecture and culture. Diu is sometimes confused with the neighbor of Daman although it is nearly 672 km away. Diu is a place steeped in history as it was here that Francisco de Almeida defeated the Egyptian-Arab-Indian fleet in the naval battle of Diu in 1509 and achieved supremacy in the Indian Ocean. In terms of effects, this naval battle was one of the most important battles in world history.

Diu Beaches

There are several beaches in the small union territory of Diu. The one located at the western end of Diu in the village of Vanakbara Gomtimata Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Secluded and with natural white sand, it’s a lovely beach to sit back and relax. The Gomtimata temple is also located on the beach. However, there are no food stalls or water sports facilities on this beach. Nagoa Beach in Diu is famous for its unspoilt beauty and swaying palms and is a center for water sports., the Chakratirth Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Diu, with sand dunes and umbrellas. Of Khodiyar Beach is one of Diu’s many secret gems. It is nestled among thick bushes and surrounded by a series of temples. Lined with dense black rocks, the beach offers a thrilling view of violent waves crashing against the rocks. This Diu beach is generally deserted.

Fort of Diu

Diu Fort, built in the 16th century by the Sultan of Gujarat, Bahadur Shah, and the Portuguese to protect against Humayun, the Mughal conquerors, at the eastern tip of the island, is also at the water’s edge. The Sultan of Gujarat first made an alliance with the Portuguese. But it was only two years later (from 1537 to 1546) that he tried to reconquer the island. The fortress was destroyed, but rebuilt later. From here you have a beautiful view of the beach and the sea. This part of the coast is one of the most visited places in Gujarat.

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