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Coastal fort and historic one

Diu fort has its importance in history as one of the rare forts build by the Portuguese. It would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mumbai, India
Good for history lovers and natural beauty lovers!

The fort has link with the Portuguese era of Indian history. The view from top towards the Arebian... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diu, India
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This fort was constructed by the Portuguese in 1535 A.D. and was one of their most important ones in Asia.
Diu Coast, Diu, India
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well its a nice fort and a must visit attraction in Diu, Spend some quality time here in this fort. The history attached with this Fort is very rich

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

He is very old historical Fort. As well very amazing place to get up photographs. Easy to reach and .love to roam around. I like this phone very very much and also from forth you can see a sea view.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ancient history of the place was linked to several Kings and Dynasties. It consist different culture, political ups down and various social revolution.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thawaitrajkumar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diu fort has its importance in history as one of the rare forts build by the Portuguese. It would have been built strategically on the coast overlooking the sea and enemy. You can see the Pankotha inside the sea from the fort. The fort has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The fort has link with the Portuguese era of Indian history. The view from top towards the Arebian sea is amazing. A must to visit place in Diu.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pranav1816
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Its a good place to spend some time. There are several bastions and cannons. Its overlooking sea and provides some great sites. You can also see Elphinstone jail or panikotha from there which was India's own Alcatraz, though its closed for visitors now. Do wear...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 106adis
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

At Eastern end of island this Portuguese citadel, meant to spot and defend territory. Need to see how complete fortress could be in medieval times. Lighthouse guided guards at night.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swamiji_drupad
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to see here you can skip the place if you want. There is no entry fees. Parking is available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank satishchander007
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

It's a good place with Portuguese architecture.. I have been here few days back , best climate to visit Diu and such places and in summer I don't think it would be possible as it's a big one and have to roam around .. but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Muskaanpatel89
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

The fort is on the coastal edge. An example of Portuguese strength as they rule this territory from 1537-1961. There are lot of view points which you can climb and get a good view of Arabian sea. The sad part was to see the walls...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 1, 2018|
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Response from bomadg | Reviewed this property |
You can have alcohol...I don't think there is casino....but restaurants remain open for quite some time
June 23, 2017|
Response from Babai12330492456 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea sorry.
June 23, 2017|
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Response from singh_30in | Reviewed this property |
Yes It is open in rainy season.