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Review of Diu Fort

Diu Fort
Diu Coast, Diu, India
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Diu
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in 1535 A.D. and was one of their most important ones in Asia.
MP
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“nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The cannons are impressive. The lighthouse in the fort area gives a fantastic view of the town. Some areas need to be cleaned better.

Visited May 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Its a great place to visit anytime. Diu fort is the best attraction at Diu .Must visit.The view of the jail from the fort is mesmerizing. Please take a guide when you are visiting this last Portuguese Bastion.

Visited October 2012
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Kutch, India
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“The Portuguese Bastion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Worth a visit anytime....impressive location and the view from the ramparts are amazing, the surreal feel of the unending sea complemented by azure skies and emerald vegetation of this tropical island. Just sat on the bastions and gazed at the sea imagining those hardy soldiers keeping watch. The Jesuits influence is paramount and the soldier missionary spirit abounds as each bastion is named after a saint with a prayer room and bells. Surprisingly very little litter compared to indian standards, but sadly walls are defaced by ragamuffins with no sense of history and culture, senseless and irresponsible graffiti abounds. Lastly, as usual ASI takes the cake in neglecting this little nugget of Diu.

Tip: Do carry enough drinking water, especially in case of children, some sloped approach are steep and can be a challenge to the elderly folks.

Definitely visit if you are near Diu

Visited May 2013
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Perpignan, France
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“Strolling through history...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Indian forts and museums are generally completely run-down and dirty places. Once you've been to India a few times you learn to see more than what meets the eye.
Diu Fort is a great place to walk around,feel and discover the history of the place. It is in better condition than many forts I have visited in India, and relatively clean.
Beware, they don't have the same health and safety laws as us, and you will often find yourself looking over a long drop into a moat or onto rocks without any safety barrier - a good lesson in not depending on a nanny state, I say !
At more than one point the wheelchair access demands a lot of courage from wheelchair users !!

Visited February 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“worth dekho”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Diu fort is like a trademark of diu. must visit. this was the only tourist spot in diu where we found lot of tourist. The view of jail and sea from the fort is amazing. so not to be missed.

Visited April 2013
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