Diu, the Isle of Calm, has always been a destination for people who would like to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Diu is renowned for its scenic beauty, the wonderful sandy beaches and the heritage buildings.
How to get to Diu–
By Flight– Diu airport at Nagao is connected by a daily flight from Mumbai. Rajkot airport connects major cities in India and from there is a short drive to Diu.
By train– Veraval is the nearest station at 90km from Diu. Major cities are well-connected to this station.
By bus– State-run buses and private buses serve from Ahmedabad to Diu. The journey is of 10 hours.
By car– It well-connected to the major National highways Gir 67 km, Somnath 90 km, Rajkot 219 km, Ahmedabad 450 km and Mumbai 815 km.
Diu is hosting the longest beach festival to celebrate art, culture, music and much more. There are special performances by Kailash Kher, Shreya Ghoshal and Sivamani.
Adventure – There is an incredible adventure that awaits you from a Hot Air Balloon ride, Zip Lining and Bungee Jumping.
Here is a glimpse into the Beach Festival at Diu
Jan 21- Jan 24 ARTS WEEK
January 21– Tera Cotta Workshop at the amphitheatre 5 pm
January 22– Painting Workshop at the amphitheatre 5 pm
January 23– Fashion Show at Diu Fort 5-7 pm and Rapid Painter at Amphitheatre at 5 pm
January 24– Symphony Orchestra at the Beach 8 pm-10 pm
January 25– Performance Lambada Band at the Beach 8pm-10pm
Jan 26-Jan 31 Patriotic Week
January 26– Prince Dance Group at amphitheatre 7 pm onwards and Ragga Trippin at the beach at 8 pm
January 29– Cultural Show- Bal Bhavan Board-Diu Cultural Zone at Amphitheatre -8 pm onwards.
January 30– Performance- Manipuri Acrobats, Thang Ta, Pung Cholom, Dhol Cholom at Amphitheatre-7 pm onwards
January 31– Concert by Kailash Kher at the beach -8pm-10pm
Accommodation– Festival village has 60 luxury tents, over 200 conference seating and 2 spas. So, if the above excites you to be at the beach festival, you can stay at the Luxury Tents with air-conditioning. The tents have king-size beds and TVs. You have the option to choose from a Luxury Cottage and Luxury Cottage with Sea View.
Other attractions– While at Diu, you could also visit Gir National Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary which is 67 km from Diu. It is home to tigers, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles and lions inhabiting. You will have an unforgettable experience with lush hillsides and pristine nature.
You could also visit the Somnath temple which is 90kms from Diu. The most sacred among the 12 jyotirlingas in India.
Once back in Diu, enjoy the beautiful sunset with delicious seafood and drinks.
References: Image courtesy Festa Diu logo