Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Naida Caves, Diu


Naida caves in Diu are within a short distance from the town. These caves totalling about 11 is a intriguing network of square hewn hollows.



These caves have a natural opening that allows sunlight to enter the caves, making out to be a visual delight. A labyrinth of orange rock caves, look beautiful with sunbeams gleaming in through the open areas.



It is not clear how these caves are formed. The studies show that the caves were formed due to geological irregularities and processes over a significant amount of time.



It is believed that when the Portuguese ruled over Diu, they broke down sections of a huge rock formation, that they used for construction of the Diu Fort. This resulted in the formation of these caves.



25 comments:

Rajlakshmi said...

Looks like a great place for outing :)

NatureFootstep said...

now, that was an interesting place. Can´t remember ever seeing images from it. :)

Jeanna said...

Very Cool Rajesh. That first photo makes the tree trunk look like a kind of skeleton or a fish bone.

Al said...

I like those caves - they are quite large.

rupam sarma said...

Great post. Amazing pics.

genie said...

This is the first cave I have seen I would enter. The ones here are dark and dank and you have to crawl down to get into the openings. I know they are gorgeous inside, but I would be scared to death. Here I would love to visit. I bet it is amazing inside. It is good to see you again. genie

Spare Parts and Pics said...

These caves look amazing!

Jim said...

Great shots.
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Esha M Dutta said...

Amazing pics! Never seen this when I visited Diu years back.

Jeevan said...

Interesting formation of rocks and caves! Great perspective on the site

Thomas Lee said...

these cave doesn't look natural

Photo Cache said...

Very nice to see a quite a "roomy" cave.

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Irene said...

Amazing! What a great place to visit!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'll bet your boys loved exploring these caves!! I see stalactites hanging down from the ceiling!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those rocky shapes are intriguing.

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Interesting history...thanks for sharing!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing caves, great shots!

Gattina said...

Amazing and beautiful !

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Interesting how the human disturbance resulted in the unearthing of this natural wonder!

joshidaniel.com said...

that looks super cool :)

indah nuria Savitri said...

must be interesting to explore more of this place. Cheers..

Gunilla Bäck said...

How interesting! Those caves look massive.

Janice Adcock said...

intriguing!

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

The skeletal effect of the first photo is interesting. So are the cave pictures...Lot to explore I believe, particularly for kids! :)

Abhijit Ray said...

Very nice pictures.