Naida Caves is a unique and fascinating tourist attraction located in the coastal town of Diu in the Indian state of Gujarat. The caves are a natural formation of rocks and have been carved out by the forces of nature over thousands of years. The name ""Naida"" is derived from the word ""naiad,"" which refers to a water nymph in Greek mythology, as the caves have several natural pools of water.
The Naida Caves are a network of interconnecting tunnels and caves that cover a significant area. The caves contain stalactites and stalagmites that adorn the ceilings and floors, as well as intricate and beautiful rock formations. The caves' internal natural pools of water enhance the area's beauty and allure.
There are numerous indications of the Portuguese presence, including inscriptions on the walls, that the caves were utilised as a shelter by them during their rule in Diu. Early in the 20th century, the caves were rediscovered, and since then, they have been transformed into a popular tourist destination.