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

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The local called it Pani Kottha. Panikotha is a fortress in the middle of the sea. It was main prison complex at the time when the Portuguese ruled Diu,

Thank Zahid Faiz K
Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Well , the bad news is that it is not accessible to public but you can see it from fort and the real beauty is when you see it in the night.

Thank sona83bhar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Its beautiful place it is situated in water middle and maybe some underwater road is going along its way..(only guess) But diu fort is owsm around it..

Thank Arpitgupta25
Bengaluru, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

it may be a place for history lovers but honestly, i found it waste of time and nothing much to see.

Thank AbhishekG1980

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