How we traveled to and within Diu

As promised in my earlier post, 2 Nights, 3 Days Trip to Ilha Da Calma- Diu, here I am with a new post on how we traveled to and within Diu. This would not really be a very long post. I will keep it short and simple for all purpose.

How I traveled to Diu and back

1) Chennai to Diu - By Flight 

There are no direct flights to Diu. They will all take you via either Mumbai or Ahmedabad. Since I was meeting my friends in Mumbai, I took a flight to Mumbai and then we all boarded the same flight from Mumbai to Diu. There is also another catch in this. If you book separate tickets, you may get the tickets at a cheaper price than if booked together.

2) Diu to Chennai via Ahmedabad

There are flights via Mumbai ONLY when returning from Diu. We got to know of this when we were there. Thankfully, we had our bus tickets reserved well in advance. All the private as well as state run government buses ply post 7pm onwards from the Jethibai Bus Terminus in Diu towards Ahmedabad. You will reach Ahmedabad early morning at 6/7am.

We had booked ours in Patel Travels. It cost us Rs400/ person. You can get off any of the points in Ahmedabad post Paldi. I am unable to recall the name of the stop where we got off. We paid Rs250 from their to the airport in an auto.

From Ahmedabad, I took an Indigo's direct flight to Chennai. Charges vary as the timings of your booking.

How did I travel in Diu

Diu is a very small town. You get bikes on rent. As per the people there, earlier there were bicycles given on rent as well. I don't know if they would be back again during peak tourist season.

You can cover the entire town in one day. The day we reached (September 17), we covered three of the tourist spots- Jallandhar Beach, st Paul's Church, and Diu Museum- all by foot. We stayed at Heranca Goesa Guest House. All the three tourist spots were walking distance from there. Moreover, the place is so calm and serene that you would want to spend some time walking and absorbing the life in there.

The next day (September 18), we decided to hire a cab or auto, since neither of us knew to ride a bike. We hired an auto through the New Khwaja Customer Shop. The auto ride cost us Rs500 for 4 hours.

Where we started from

The following is the sequence in which we went around the town:

1) Diu Fort
2) Naida Caves
3) INS Khukri Memorial and Chakrateerth Beach
4) Gangeshwar Temple
5) Nagoa Beach
6) Sea Shell Museum (Didn't find it worth going inside, too tiny)
7) Ghoghla Beach

Back to Guest House.

If you have time in your hand, and have planned it well, you can visit Somnath Temple that is some 2.5-3 hours away from Diu. You can hire a cab that can cost around 3,000 INR or take a bus.

Next post will be on food and the tourist spots in pictures...

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