We had visited the
Diu Fort, amazing Naida Caves and the superb beaches of Diu the previous day. This small hidden place has a lot in it to visit and we had stayed one more day to explore more. This was the last day of my trip to Gujarat and I just wanted to make the most of it.

Pearl in the Arabian Sea
Pearl in the Arabian Sea

We had a sumptuous breakfast and left for the remaining places to visit. Our first stop was the St. Paul’s Church. It is named after St. Paul, the Apostle of Jesus, is most renowned, surviving and functioning church, built by the Portuguese in Diu.

It dates back to early 17th century. It is built in the same style as Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa (also built around the same time). The architecture was intriguing and on a sunny day the white church was shining like a star. We offered our prayers.


Well Spread out St Paul’s Church
Well Spread out St Paul’s Church (Source)
St. Paul’s Church
St. Paul’s Church
Church from inside
Church from inside

Just at a walking distance from the Church is the Diu Museum. It is built inside the earlier St. Thomas Church and now houses antique statues, wood carvings and idols showcasing the rich past of the region. The walk upto the Museum is developed into a small park with multi-colored fountains and slides for children. 


Once you enter the museum, you get a feel of spookiness because of low lighting that they have maintained. Authorities should look more after the museum in order to maintain the influx of tourists (although it was under renovation when we went there).


Walk upto the Diu Museum
Walk upto the Diu Museum
Upclose Diu Museum
Upclose Diu Museum
Diu Museum at Night
Diu Museum at Night (Source)
Diu Museum from inside
Diu Museum from inside (Source)


Next we were headed towards the Nagoa Beach (again). But this time not to primarily visit the beach but the extension of the beach area. Our driver had told us about the serene and comparatively lesser know place near Nagoa beach. The moment I hear something like that I was up for it ;)


The place is actually a cliff on the Arabian Sea , albeit an irregular one. It is rocky and one has to walk as it is difficult to drive there. But our driver and we too were in a mood of adventure, so he raced the car on to the rocks. Only after reaching halfway we decided to walk. :P


The view from the cliff is just unparalleled and I just wanted to stay there for as long as I could to absorb the beauty that was on offer.

Partner in Crime
Partner in Crime
Series of cliffs
Series of cliffs
Just Chill
Just Chill
Vast sea & the cliff
Vast sea & the cliff

We sat there for a good amount of time, walked down the rocks and relaxed a lot. After all it was the last day of the trip and we just wanted to live every moment. 

We went back to the hotel for our lunch and rested for a while before checking out and leaving the town. Just before we were about to leave one place was left out. I had deliberately left that out because it was the Sunset PointSunset Point is another place just on the backside of the Nagoa beach and also has Gangeshwar Temple nearby it.

Gangeshwar Temple is one unique kind of a temple in Diu. There are 5 shivlings that lies amidst the rocks. It is so situated that the waves of the sea during high tides washes the feet of the idol of Lord Shiva! We offered our prayers and walked above for the surreal view of sunset.


Sea waves washing the feet of the Lord!
Sea waves washing the feet of the Lord Shiva! (Source)
During low tide Gangeshwar Temple
During low tide Gangeshwar Temple (Source)

It was about the time of sunset now and I was waiting for a perfect click of the same. The place is somewhat similar to the Cliff we went in the afternoon. While the sun took its time to set, we clicked few photographs of the surrounding areas. 


I had seen a lot of sunsets from the beaches and from the mountains too but this was the first time I was witnessing a sunset from a cliff off the sea. The best thing with a sunset is that they add the orange tinge all across the sky and that is what I love the most.

Let’s walk down to the sea!
Let’s walk down to the sea!
What a small creature a man is in front of a sea
What a small creature a man is in front of the sea
About time and what scenery
About time and what scenery
Sun going down -1
Sun going down -1

Sun going down -2
Sun going down -2
Sun Down
Sun Down


Once again the magnificent trip had come to an end! But as I have mentioned earlier also that "For travelers, one trip ends because other one has to start!"


We will take you to another corner of India very soon. Till then Keep Holidaying and A very Happy New Year to all! :-)

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