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Diu Fort

Diu Coast, Diu, India
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Diu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in 1535 A.D. and was one of their most important ones in Asia.
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Ahmedabad, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Fort is not in use right but has very much historical value. The scenery around the fort is beautiful. Even its constructed to protect from sea attack. You cant deny if you are in Diu.

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Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

it is the fort made by portugese around 1500 years ago. there was shooting of qayamat picture at this fort . it also contain a sub jail but entry in it is not available. the best part of the fort is we get the best view of a worldclass jail known as kala pani ki saaja in india

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Allow about an hour to walk around, the place is quite dilapidated and in need of done real renovation and information revamps. It'd be great if the underground tunnels could be illuminated instead of bat filled. The structure itself is impressive, especially as it hangs precipitously over the edge of it's sea moat. I went at the weekend, joined by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was mid of the monsoon when I went to Diu all of a sudden. The idea of visiting this fort was planted from the movie 'Kai po che'. Diu fort probably the only historical monument in India which offers scenic beauty too. And specially during monsoon, it's a true pleasure to enjoy the contrast of colours - yellowish fort... More

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Hyderabad, India
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38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Diu fort dates back to the times of Portuguese colonisation, not very impressive architecturally however can easily spend an hour or two strolling around. The light house of course gives a good view to the sea. Take sun shades, hats and water along, the sun can be quite sharp during the day, best visit in the early morning or... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

good to visit.. it is very huge and small temple also inside. good sea view. it is of portugal time and many year old. many visitor visiting this place.

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Surat, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nice place to visit. best spot is the lighthouse from where you can see whole diu. visit in morning or in late evening as the place can be somewhat hot due to direct sun.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Apart from visiting this place..we can enjoy at diu's beaches which are awesome. And visiting diu's beach resorts and restaurents.

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a really neat Fort if you like old fortresses, the only reason I didn't give it a five star is because the Indian Government is doing a pretty bad job of maintaining it and keeping things clean. There should be more documentation.

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Ahmedabad, India
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

the fort is situated on the beach. the fort is so big. you will get tired if u want to visit the whole fort but it wont get finished. The sea view from the top of the fort is just awesome. if u r in diu and miss the fort, your visit is half done.

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