The Unexplored Gem of Diu : Naida Caves
Posted on July 27, 2019 by Ghoomophiro
One of the most enchanting parts of our Diu trip was an exploration of Naida caves. Having done with walking around the fort and gates and churches, we ghoomophirosisters decided to rest for the day as there was nothing exclusive and quiet for the traveler. That is when we saw the board to Naida caves and decided to hop in to check. Believe it or not, it is indeed a pleasant surprise.
About Naida Caves History
Naida caves is a photographer’s and an explorer’s paradise. It is open till 5.30pm since it starts to get dark after that. History says the Portuguese carved out the sand/rock from here to build the fort and hence the formation. However, it is also studied that the caves were formed due to geological irregularities and processes over a significant amount of time.
There wasn’t any information board around the cave so its history remains a mystery. Upon entering the cave the signboards direct you to walk around the cave. The caves are interlinked. And it is a little more than a half-hour walk around the cave. That isn’t all. There are a series of block-shaped staircases made of rock that lead to nowhere- peppered all over the caves.
Light dances around and beautiful rays pass through the crevices. Roots hanging on the wall were giving an eerie feeling. There was almost no one in the caves apart from security guy and it was one of the reasons to love the cave. We loved the shades of the cave wall and the texture.
How to reach there
These caves are pretty close to the city and autos ply to the place. If you love exploring, these caves should be on your to-do list while in Diu.