Introduction to Portuguese Fort, Diu : Diu is dotted all around green with palmyra, coconut, tamarisk and the hoka trees. The Portuguese had carried the hoka to India from Africa. The plantain, guava and custard apple trees are spotted all over the island. Fishing is the main livelihood of the people of Diu. Rum is also made of sugarcane. The outstanding Portuguese fort in Diu better known as the Fortem do Mar at the eastern tip of the island is the most arresting reminder of the times. Within the fortress walls you can see piles of old cannonballs, some of which are used as borders for the striking garden-beds in the fort's interior compound. Indianholiday.com is your indispensable e-guide to the tourist attractions in Diu. Description of Portuguese Fort, Diu : Just getting down from the bus, after crossing the Ghoghla bridge, you see the jetty ghat in front of you. The Tourist Office is on the left and the one km long Fort Road on the right. On the left of the road is the backwater of the Arabian Sea. The massive Portuguese fort in Diu is also flanked by a charming garden. On the right are series of hotels and houses. The fort commands a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. The tourists love to take pictures from the fort of the exotic backwaters of Arabian Sea. From the Light House the view of the silent seas is beautiful. Recently a jail and a museum have been constructed. The Fort may be seen by visitors from 7-00
|Cost||:||No entry fee|
|Time Required||:||1 To 2 hours|
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