Diu Map

Introduction

Diu is a city in Diu district in the union territory of Daman and Diu, India. It is an island lying off the south coast of Gujarat's Kathiawar peninsula, separated from the mainland by a tidal creek. A beautiful blend of sun, sand and sea, Diu is a God's gift to those in quest of a blessed land where the weary weight of this unintelligible world can, for a while, be lightened and the waking soul can hear the music of the nature. This tiny island of breeze, beauty and serenity situated off the southern tip of the Saurashtra (Kathiawad) peninsula of Gujarat, lapped by the Arabian Sea, is a picture of calmness with superb beaches and a fascinating history.


Area 40 sq km
Altitude sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-7.0C,Max.-22.0C
Language Gujarati, English, Hindi, Portuguese
STD Code 02875
Rainfall 70 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to July

How to get there

  1. Air :-The nearest airport is in Coimbatore, 100 km away. You can catch a direct flight to Coimbatore from Chennai, Kozhikode, Bangalore and Mumbai. Indian Airlines flies Delhi-Kochi via Mumbai and Coimbatore.
  2. Rail:-Coonoor is on the toy train line between Mettupalayam and Ooty. Nearest broad gauge railway head is Mettupalayam (46 kms). Major broadgauge railway junction is Coimbatore.
  3. Road:- Coonoor is also linked by road to Mettupalayam. The road which continues on to Ooty is one of the Nilgiri Ghat Roads and is one of the main access routes for the entire district.

Places to Visit


Sim's Park Lamb's Rock Laws Falls Dolphin's Nose
Droog St. Catherine Waterfalls Koala View Point  

Excursion


Botanical Gardens Ooty Lake Masinagudi Wayanad
Ooty Kotagiri    

Shopping

Coonoor is also famous for its tea, hand made antiques, Indian handlooms, and shawls. Irish and Belgian table sets and shadow-worked bed sheets are also readily found in the Coonoor shops. With such fine cotton clothes available here, many like to stock up on household clothing items at such stores as the Fine Things boutique.

Accommodation


Green Acres Resort Hotel Taj Garden Retreat Hotel Velan Ritz Hotel Wellington Riga
Hotel Wallwood Garden Kurumba Village Resort