Diu visiting students can choose junagadh veraval for industrial visit There are various chemical, thread and cement companies around Veraval like Indian Rayon NUVO Ltd. ,Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd, Gujarat Siddhee Cement Ltd, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.etc Diu is relatively industrially backward compared to Daman and has only a small industrial estate. But off-late, the marine export industry has picked up and doing well. And if you want to stick with Diu for industrial visit then you can visit marine export industry like Krishna Frozen Foods.
If your idea of a good holiday is a holiday away from the hordes,DIU, a beautiful tiny island with a coastal length of 21 Kms, is a pretty safe bet. In many ways DIU is still a land of unknowns. Lying on the west coast of India, the island offers a wonderful holiday destination. Separated from the mainland by a tidal creed, Diu derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Dweep’. Diu was one of the best sea ports and a naval base between the 14th and 16th Century. For most, its most powerful draw is its untouched scenic beauty
Sights to See
Situated on the coast of the island, it is an impressive and imposing structure. Built by the Portuguese Governor Nuno-Da-Cunha between 1535 and 1541 AD, the fort is surrounded by the sea on three sides and commands a magnificent view of the sea. The fourth side has a canal around it.
Fortress of Panikota or Fortim do Mar
The Fortress of Panikota is a magnificent stone structure built in the middle of the sea, right at the mouth of the creek. It can be reached only by a canoe or a motor launch. Approximately one nautical mile from Diu jetty, it also has a light house and a small chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea. The fortress commands a magnificent view of the fort, the city of Diu Jetty, the new bridge Ghoghala and Ahmadpur Mandvi.
About 5 Km. from Diu city, 5 Shiva lingas known as Gangeshwar can be seen in the midst of rocks on the sea shore, and is washed by waves. At the entrance there is a 25 Mtrs long carved figure of Nagaraja on the rock.
Jallandhar Shrine and Beach
The Jallandhar shrine is located on a hillock close to the beach. This small shrine crowned with a dome, contain a niche wherein a stone carved face of Jallandhar, a mythological demon killed by Lord Krishna, is seen. Near by, there is also a temple of goddess Chandrika. The beach is at a distance of 1 Km from Diu Town.
- Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd
- Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
It is located near the Nagoa hamlet of the village of Bucharwada. The golden beach, as it is called, is exceptionally beautiful and quiet beach with plenty of branching palm trees popularly known as Hoka-Palm. This beach is safe for swimming and has facilities for water sports. The Sea Shells Museum is nearby.
St. Francis of Assissi
It was the friary of the Franciscans. It was built in 1593. The Church is still in use and the cloister has been converted into a hospital. 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.
INS Khukri Memorial
It was inaugurated on 15th December, 1999 in memory of 18 officers and 176 sailors who chose to go down with the warship INS KHUKRI when it was hit by a salve of three torpedoes fired from PNS Hangor, a Pakistani Submarine on 9/12/1971 during the INDO-PAK war.
How would you like to travel?
- 496 km from Ahmedabad
- 215 km from Bhavnagar
- 675 km from Daman
- 240 km from Dwarka
- 150 km from Keshod
- 175 km from Palitana
- 230 km from Porbander
- 980 km from Mumbai
- 595 km from Vadodara
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