Naida Caves, Daman and Diu

The Naida caves are a definite treat for photographers and paradise for the explorers. Situated on the periphery of the Diu fort, the caves here have an intricate network of huge step-like structures and tunnels. The caves here have a natural opening that allows sunlight in and make it more photogenic, making them a must visit attraction.

It is strongly believed that when Portuguese ruled in Diu, they broke the sections of prodigious rocks and used them for constructions, and thus the caves have formed eventually. It is studied that the caves were formed because of geological irregularities. It is locally stated that in the 20thcentury, when Portuguese refused to leave Diu and the operation Vijay was launched in order to seize control by the Indian Army, it was said that several soldiers were stationed here at the Naida caves.

The Naida caves have no security guards and there is no entry fee required. The Naida caves are near the Jalandhar Beach, approximately 1 km away from the city center. The best time to visit is in the afternoon when the sun is vertically above. This makes the sunlight pass through the openings of caves and makes beautiful light patterns. It is mention worthy that you may find arrows painted on the walls but most of the times they don’t lead anywhere. It is advised to visit the caves in the bright light in the morning or at the latest by early evening as there is no other means of light and would be very dark in the late evening and night.

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