Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu

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14th Mar 2014

Naida Caves

Photo of Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu by Harleen Kalsi

Diu

Photo of Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu by Harleen Kalsi
Photo of Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu by Harleen Kalsi

Nagao Beach

Photo of Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu by Harleen Kalsi

Interiors of the Caves

Photo of Seascapes, castles and caves of Diu by Harleen Kalsi

Amidst the pandemonium and hectic working hours, I found a little Island treat located at a distance of 22km from Una, Gujarat.  My sojourn in Diu was a delightful amalgamation of culture and history.  Diu is all about gorgeous beachscapes, a land of ruins that is fiercely imposing enveloped in the mystical beauty of the sun that made me develop a crush for the Arabian Sea. The remnants of the Portuguese history can be seen here and if you’re lucky you might even be able locate some of its artefacts and inscriptions engraved inside the caves and on the walls of the fort. We applied the notion of time travelling to make our journey seem more interesting. Another great thing about this coastal region is that unlike its dry state neighbour, one can have as many Heinekens and Budweisers here as they want.  

After checking in, we decided to steer our journey by visiting the famous Diu Fort first. This mighty Castle has everything from a breathtaking sea view to the cannons and a ginormous lighthouse promoting the local luxury of Diu and remnants of Portuguese history. If you must, take a stroll around the castle to the lighthouse, the fresh winds and sound of the waves of the Arabian Sea cradles the island.
Photo of Diu Fort, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Harleen Kalsi
For those who admire history and read it like their favourite subject, Diu has a pocket full of treat in store for you. This fortress is another historic state of the art castle built in the middle of the Sea to protect the city from the Mughal Invasion. However, an appealing reason to visit the castle is its structure that is in the shape of a ship. The ruins of the fort encapsulate the history of an Island that has held its ground on its own terms for centuries.
Photo of Pani Kotha, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Harleen Kalsi
Even if you miss every sight to see in Diu, coming to Nagao beach and Ghoghla beach acts as a tranquiliser much needed after a hard day of work. Under the shade of unique groves of Hokka trees, a pillow made of sand and a promenade along the waterfront was an exceptionally relaxing experience.
Photo of Nagoa Beach, Daman and Diu, India by Harleen Kalsi
Owing to the long journey, the unknown had to be explored. As we traversed the Island, near the Jallandhar beach, Naida caves were located, they are the rubies of Diu. They have a ground opening and spacious interiors. By adding a missing spooky element to our trip, this visit was not a disappointment.
Photo of Naida Caves, Diu, Daman and Diu, India by Harleen Kalsi
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