Keeping Apana Hotel as the accommodation point of your stay in Diu, you can take this opportunity to visit Sightseeings and Excursions of Diu. Diu one of India’s undiscovered gems where the sand, sea and sky meet in harmony. Diu is a paradise of beaches located on the sea coast off the Gujarat coast, Diu is an erstwhile Portuguese colony that boasts of several historical monuments, churches, temples and other picturesque places that might be of interest to you during your sight seeing tours. Diu’s biggest attraction, Panikota and Fort is at a walking distance from Hotel Apaar. Most of other sightseeings like churce of St. Francis, St. Paul Churce is also very near to Apana Hotel.
Additionally, the high points are the Gir forests and the Somnath Temple that are at a comfortable driving distance from the resort. Horse-shoe shaped, the Nagoa Beach is by far the most famous beach in Diu.
Diu Fort is one of the popular historical place of diu. Among the places of tourist interest, the Fort of Diu occupies a prominent position. It is an expansive and imposing structure, situated on the coast of the island. The fort commands a magnificent view of sea. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD.
The fort is skirted by the Sea on the three sides. On the fort stands a giant Light House. Several canons still stare menacingly from top. The main front wall is having five huge windows with stone galleries. The Fort has been creatively lit, which creates a breath taking views at night.
ST. PAUL CHURCH DIU
The church adorned with curiously treated volutes and shell – like motifs and the magnificent wood carving is considered to be the most elaborate of all the Portugese churches in India. St. Paul Church, built in 1691 is consecrated to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. In architectural style it resembles Bom Jesus Church at Goa. The dominant features are, no doubt, Gothic. The wood – panelling of the church is rated one of the best in church craftsmanship.
ST. THOMAS CHURCH
The old St. Thomas Church has been converted into a museum which houses antique statues, various stone inscriptions of the earlier rulers, wooden carvings and idols, in evening, multicolored fountains and special lighting of the imposing building fascinate everyone.
A huge edifice in gothic architecture was built in 1598. A part of it has been converted into a museum – an archaeological treasure house.
Diu Panikota is a Jail between See. It is very famous and tourist can view this fort at the time of boating. Legend has it that this ship shape structure was one connected with land by an under sea tunnel. You can see this monument in famous bollywood movie “QAYAMAT”.
A perfect semi circle beach where the gentle lapping waves beckon you to wade into them for a fun filled time of swimming, gamboling or just lolling around the soft sand shores or to find you napping under the palm trees filled with the soothing breeze.