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“Ok to spend an hour” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Diu Fort

Diu Fort
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Diu
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
indiantravelbug93
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Ok to spend an hour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2012

located On the sea makes it look good but
Not very well maintained with tall grass, hedges groing all around giveas an eerie feelinga nd also there is a JAIL still functional on the premises !!! Overall fort is not quite maintained. There'a light house to give one a bird's eye veiw of things around but the climb is quite a task

Visited December 2011
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Indore, India
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A magnificant war fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

The diu fort can be and is as imposing as any war fort can be, the bastions with their cannons, the places to hang the bells etc are in very good shape and fortunatly the ASI has not done much damage yet to the character of the existing architecture, the fort lacks proper sinages and can be boring for people who do not understand architecture or history but the spectacular views all around cover up for all that you have missed. It was indeed a great experiance and in a way we were glad it did not have many tourists, however a story a little more in detail about the fort would be most welcome.

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New Delhi
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“Wonderful fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Must visit for people traveling to Diu. Keep your water bottles with you as it is a good walk with views to savor for long time.

Visited January 2012
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New Delhi
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“Diu Fort- A trip into Portuguese history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

Very large area of the fort covered with the magnificent view of the high ramparts of the fort..with the wonderful bastions each protected by canons. Lovely view of the Arabian sea from the higher reaches of the fort, However not well maintained, littered everywhere inside. No proper toilets, very unclean.

Visited January 2012
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Bhavnagar, India
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“a great fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

a great historical place, one of the very few portugese forts around the world.Would like to request the tourists to keep it clean.Authorities should take steps to promote cleanliness.There should be more sign boards and more guide services.A sound and light show would be a great idea

Visited December 2011
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