Panikotha-Fortim Do Mar - Diu
Situated amidst the ocean, the fortress of pani kotha is a gigantic and mammoth structure that was built up with the intension to keep the extremely dangerous criminals locked up here so that they may drown and die in case of their attempts to run away the jail. It is a mile within the ocean from the shore and has a light house and a small chapel dedicated to the lady of sea. Whether viewed from the Diu fort, or the village or the sea beach, it offers magnificent views of panikotha to its visitors.
This structure shaped up in the form of a ship is connected to land through a mysterious tunnel inside it through its basement as a alternative during emergency exit. The heritage structure of diu that includes the diu fort and pani kotha has remained the location of shooting for various bollywood movies as well.