Discover a centuries-old locale in the former Portuguese territory of Diu with a heritage trail through its residential buildings locally known as ‘Havelis’. Once a prominent hub of maritime trade, the neighborhood is home to a rich multi-cultural heritage - showcasing unique East African influences while still remaining rooted to local Indian traditions.
Get a vivid introduction to the Haveli Quarters and its evolution through history.
Marvel at the unique architecture that bears influences from India to Mozambique.
Immerse yourself in intriguing stories about various streets and havelis as well as the diverse communities of Vaniyas (traders), Vanzas (weavers) and Darjis (tailors) who inhabited them.
Visit beautiful heritage buildings, some of which have now been converted into temples.
Experience led by a knowledgeable local storyteller.
Learn about the colonial history of Diu.
Introduction to various monuments and memorials.
Entry into ASI sites and heritage buildings.
As part of the documentation purposes for Diu Smart City Ltd., our storyteller will be taking photographs during the walk which will later be shared with our guests.
Hotel pickups and drops.
Sightseeing points that fall outside of the curated route.
We do not provide umbrellas, raincoats, hats/caps, face-masks or sanitizers.
Please carry your own water bottle.
We recommend wearing comfortable footwear and sunscreen/sunglasses.
Please also carry your own umbrella/raincoat or cap/hat (as the weather dictates).
What time does the experience start?
Fixed departure experiences are available everyday at 8:00am and 5:00pm.
How do we reach the meeting point at Zampa Gate?
The location link will be sent to your mobile along with the details of the experience and the name and contact number of your storyteller.
Is there parking available?
Yes. There is ample parking space around the meeting point.
Can this experience be done using a vehicle?
While we ideally recommend this experience through a walk, we understand that some travelers may have physical limitations. A vehicle tour can be done as a private experience where we will ensure that the quality of the experience remains as close as possible to the heritage walk.
Will we be entering any Havelis / residential homes?
Visit inside Havelis / residential homes may not alway be possible, as it is strictly based on prior permission and availability of the local residents.
Can we consume beer / other alcoholic drinks during the experience?
No. It is not recommended to consume alcohol during the heritage walk.
Is photography permitted?
Yes, photography is permitted. However, while doing so travellers must take care not to trespass on private property and to respect the privacy of the local residents. For our documentation purposes our storyteller will be clicking photographs during the walk, which will later be shared with our guests.
Do we need to wear face masks?
It is mandatory to wear face masks, use sanitizers and maintain social distancing in all public spaces.
Are Covid-19 protocols followed during the heritage walk?
All Covid-19 safety precautions will be taken by us. Our Storytellers are all double vaccinated, wear face masks, maintain social distance and avoid physical contact. All enclosed spaces will be sanitized by us.
Are washrooms available?
There are a few Cafes and Restaurants within a few minutes drive of the meeting point, and washrooms can be used with permission from the management.
All our tour presenters and hosts will be wearing a face mask.
We will avoid physical contact with guests like handshakes.
We will be serving refreshments / meals (if applicable) in places that follow hygiene and sanitary guidelines approved by Make It Happen.
All enclosed spaces will be sanitized.
Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
If we cancel the experience due to unavoidable circumstances, then a full refund will be processed.
For groups sizes of 15 and above, refund upon cancellation will be provided if cancellation is done 7 days prior to the booking date of the experience.
Our experiences are led by passionate, professional, English-speaking local storytellers.