Ilha de Calma – Diu

Diu is a tiny island south of Gujarat in the Arabian sea. We visited Diu recently to check the possibility of organizing a Go Heritage Run. Diu has an interesting history – it was ruled by the Portugese for 451 years and was finally liberated in 1961!

It is not easy to get there, but if you do, it is well worth the effort. And you may agree after you see the photographs here.

View from terrace 1
View 1. The best part about being on an island is that you can see the sea in every direction.
View from terrace 2
View 2
View from terrace 3
View 3
Front view of St Pauls Church
Front view of St Pauls Church
Side view of St Pauls Church
Side view of St Pauls Church
Ramparts of the Diu fort
Ramparts of the Diu fort
Alcatraz in the distance?
Alcatraz in the distance?
Inside the fort
Inside the fort
Decorated arch
Decorated arch
Another decorated arch
Another decorated arch
Amphitheater at the edge of the sea
Amphitheater at the edge of the sea

And that was heritage. But what about running? The road along the beaches of Diu is probably the best I have seen in India. Think clean, wide, well marked roads right next to the sea. Well, you don’t just need to think it, you can see a couple of pictures too.

Long stretch of road along the beach
Long stretch of road along the beach
Long stretch of road along the beach 2
Long stretch of road along the beach 2
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Diu has a population of only 20,000 – no wonder it is a quiet place.

Do you want to run in Diu now?

2 thoughts on “Ilha de Calma – Diu

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    July 9, 2015 at 11:37 am
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    Diu looks amazing! But you might want to announce the dates. Flight tickets can get quite expensive for people to travel from South. This, I think, is an awesome chance for GoHeritage to get in touch with Mumbai peeps though!

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    • Ajay
      July 27, 2015 at 10:37 am
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      We are planning to have the Diu run in February instead of September. Will announce confirmed dates closer to the date.

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