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Diu – Nearest Tourist Attractions

 

Somnath – 83.6km, located on the western coast of Gujarat near vervaval. It is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotilings shrines of Shiva.

Dwarka  – 312.9km, Dwarka is an ancient city in the northwestern Indian state of Gujarat. The ancient Dwarkadhish Temple has an elaborately tiered main shrine, a carved entrance and a black-marble idol of Lord Krishna. Dwarka Beach and nearby Dwarka Lighthouse offer views of the Arabian Sea. Southeast, Gaga Wildlife Sanctuary protects migratory birds and endangered species like the Indian wolf.

Sasan Gir – 65.7km, Gir Forest National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat, western India. It was established to protect Asiatic lions, who frequent the fenced-off Devalia Safari Park, along with leopards and antelopes. Gir Jungle Trail, outside the fenced area, traverses deciduous forest and is home to wildlife including vultures and pythons. The Kamleshwar Dam has marsh crocodiles and birds, such as Indian skimmers and pelicans.

Tulsishyam – 45.7km, Tulsishyam is located on the border of Amreli district and gir somnath district, now in for somnath in the Gir forest national park in Gujarat. There is an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu-Lord.  The idol of Lord Tulsishyam is said to be 3000 years old. It is made up of black stone. There is a hot sulphur spring near the temple that is believed to have curative powers.

Sana caves – 44.2km, There are two sets of Buddhist caves in two different places taking the name of Shana caves. The Shana Dungar Buddhist Caves or simply called as Sana Buddhist Caves are located in Shana Vankiya in Una Taluka, Gir Somnath district of Gujarat, bordering with Rajula Taluka of Amreli district.

Kankai & Banej Temple – 73.3km. Kankai is a Hindu’s holy place situated in the middle of Gir Forest National Park in Junagadh district of Saurashtra region in the state of Gujarat, India. The Indian mega-epic Mahabharata’s famous character Arjuna comes alive here so this place is famous because of him. Once traveling through this forest, Pandavas gets thirsty and Arjuna uses his bow to discover water from the earth. There is a Mahadev temple here called ‘Banej’.

Jamjir Waterfall & Jambur Village – 58.0km, Strong waterfall on the Shingoda River approximately 12 m. in height, with 2 distinct levels. Jambur village gives you a feel of being in Africa, thanks to the African origin of the villagers. The community is called Siddhi Badhshah.

Jungadh-  Near Diu, Junagarh offers some of the top tourist destinations. One of the best sites to visit close to Diu is the old city of Junagadh, which is a walled city in the slopes of Mount Girnar. The Arabian Sea is located to the northwest of Junagadh, while the city itself is peppered with numerous historical landmarks. In addition to history, Junagadh has exciting outdoor pursuits and lively local markets to discover.

Must-visit places: Holy Hill of Girnar, Amba Ji Mandir, Adi-Kadi Vav, Jama Masjid, Navghan Kuvo, Jain temples, Dattatray Mandir, Tomb of Nuri Shah, Junagadh Museum and Uparkot Fort.

 

 

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