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Address: Diu Fort | 8 Km From Delwada Railway Station, Diu, India

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place where you cant go inside

This is place which is restricted to visit from inside. You can take it view from outside. Its also visible from fort also.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Ahmedabad, India
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Ahmedabad, India
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

No access to visit this place as located on an island off the coast of Diu.....but looks awesome from the fort. The place is also lit up during night which can viewed from the fort road coast.

1 Thank susanta n
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to view from afar. You can't visit this place. Said to be dormer jail and couple of Bollywood movies were shot here (e.g Qayamat)

Thank samsamal
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Fortim-do-Mar is a former Diu Jail, built by Portuguese and is located exactly at the opening of the creek and has a small chapel devoted to Our Lady of the Sea and a lighthouse. Personal Note: Tourists are not allowed now to visit this place but you can see the white opulent structure from the Diu Fort. I have rated... More 

Thank navneetaroraa
Ahmedabad, India
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is place which is restricted to visit from inside. You can take it view from outside. Its also visible from fort also.

Thank vic_879
Bengaluru, India
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756 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The white coloured building in the midst of the sea is visible from the fort and can be reached by a motor boat. It has been closed to visitors. Shaped like a boat, it is very eye catching the white stone structure standing out against the blue sea. A lighthouse stands towering over the building.

Thank puchka
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The Paani Kothia is open for general public. A boat cruise around Diu harbour area, si what will get you closer for a good view of Fortim-do-Mar. This ws the place, where Portuguese kept prisoners and I feel, that the Govt should have made this accessible to general public, with whaterver restrictions needed be.

Thank Kilroy_Mariner
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Couldn't reach there did to restricted access but the structure looks great and had been implanted wisely then to keep prisoners there. They say there are underwater canals as hidden routes for entry and exit. The bollywood movie starring Ajay devagan Qayamat was shot here as well.

Thank Sohil S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is described as a jail by most guides and is a magnificent structure which draws attention the moment you step into the fort. It is however a water storage area as it is the only place where in the middle of the sea there is a fresh water spring. Did not go by boat to it though wish had... More 

1 Thank neeleshkulkarni
Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

now the govt has stopped visitors as there was a case of suicide . but one can see this while crossing the bridge to get to the city of diu

Thank Vinay B
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147 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Fortim-do-Mar is also called 'PaniKotha'. It has a ship like shape which really looks beautiful. This place is not for public. This famous monument has an excellent stone structure. Standing right at the opening of the creek, this monument boasts of a fabulous lighthouse and small chapel consecrated to Our Lady of the Sea.

1 Thank Mayuri J

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