Diu Island is located south of Gujarat, India, and is connected to the mainland by bridges and a ferry.Diu was a Portuguese colony from 1539 to 1961, when the Indian government used military action to retake all the Portuguese enclaves. Apart from Diu, also Daman, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli were "captured" in this conflict. This area used to be a part of a larger union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu before Goa became a state by itself. Union territory of Daman and Diu is still administrated from Delhi.....http://wikitravel.org/
Dominated by the central government, Diu can be visited while touring Gujrat. Lying on the bank on the Arabian Sea, this urban place was once ruled by the Portuguese. Travelers call this place ‘Mini Goa’. Tourists will enjoy spending two days in Diu. This island covers an area of about 40sqkms.
Walk around the city and can take bycicle for the rest of tourist attractions.
Diu is an one-hour flight from Mumbai airport.RAIL
The nearest railway junction is Veraval, which is 90 km from Diu. The nearest railway station from Diu is Delwada, which is 8 km from Diu. It is on a meter-gauge line where only two trains come daily from Junagadh and Veraval.
Bus/car services are available from Veraval.ROAD
Bus/car services are available from Ahmedabd. Buses takes around 20 hours to reach Diu.
Rajkot (215km), Junagadh (162km) and Jamnagar (289km) are easily reachable from Diu.