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 the sea. It was constructed between 1535 and 1541 AD after a defence alliance, concluded by the Bahadurshah, Sultan of Gujarat, and the Portuguese when the former was attacked by Humayun, the Mughal Emperor.
The fort is skirted by the sea on the three sides. On the Fort stands a giant structure now housing a Lighthouse. A couple of mounds of iron shells can be seen even today inside the fort. Several canons still stare menacingly from the top and some are peeping out of the holes on the walls of this gigantic structure. The main front wall is the view from me eastern Rank of Diu Fort having five huge windows with stone galleries. A strange mist shrouds the entire fort. It is more conspicuous during winter nights when fog spreads all around, and the lighthouse gives off a misty light.
How to Reach
Diu has an airport at Nagoa which is connected by a flight from Mumbai to Diu and Ahmedabad to Diu
The nearest railway junction is Veraval, which is 90 km from Diu. Major cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Dwarka and Thiruvananthapuram are directly connected to Veraval Railway Station. Moreover, a meter gauge at Delwada is just 8 km from Diu. Daily two trains connect Junagadh & Veraval to Delwada Railway Station.
Gujarat & Maharashtra are connected through many road links which connect to major National Highways of the country. Vadodara: 595 Kms, Daman: 768 Kms, Ahmedabad: 370 Kms and Mumbai: 950 Kms.State-run buses, as well as some private buses, serve Diu from Ahmedabad. The trip takes around 10 hours. Daily three sleeper-cum-seating buses run from Diu to Mumbai.