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Diu Fort

Diu Fort

8.02 reviews
Sights and Museums, Fort
Ranked #1 in Diu things to do
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Near Collectorate Office, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520, India
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Sydney, Australia
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Diu doesn't get many foreign visitors, but for those who do manage to make it here, the erstwhile colonial vibe of the old town and -- best of all -- its ruined fort is enchanting. India's a place with a richer and more varied history than most, and depending on what corner of the subcontinent you go to, an altogether different face of that mix will be on display. Here, it's the swashbuckling high-seas era of early European colonialism, when the Portuguese were a major world power building remote strongholds in far-flung outposts of their empire -- stand on the be-cannoned ramparts looking out to sea and you can imagine the masts of tall ships out on the horizon at that moment of the beginnings of the 'globalised' world. Beyond the rich historic implications, of course, the tumbledown old fort is just a pretty set of ruins to wander, and is most atmospheric at sunset.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

An interesting old remnant of Diu's former Portuguese military power.

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