Diu is an island off the coast of Gujarat. It is small, covering just 39 sq km (15 sq miles) but as well as palm fringed beaches it offers a Fort and a town with a couple of churches to visit. The island was a Portuguese colony from the 16th century and was only ceded to India in 1961. Today it is a Union Territory administered by central government which means that it is not subject to Gujarat’s prohibition laws. Consequently there are a large number of bars across the island and it can get quite busy at the weekends (when thirsty Gujarati’s visit).