Silvassa Tourism

Silvassa Tourism

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  • State: Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Silvassa is the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is situated 32 m above sea level. The city comprises large number of factories and industries, which also makes it the economic centre of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Valsad District of Gujarat surrounds Silvassa on its west, while the Thane District of Maharashtra surrounds it on its east, south and north. In the north-east are the hilly terrains of the Sahyadri Mountains. The total area covers 491 square km.

The name of the city is derived from a Portuguese word ‘Silva’ that means ‘wood’. The population of the place comprises mostly tribals. The hand made smoking pipes made by these tribals is a famous product of the place. The Portuguese and Marathas founded the city of Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1779.

The place was a group of 72 villages that the Marathas gifted to the Portuguese. The Portuguese ruled the place until its liberation in 1954. After their rule, an administrator took over the city for some time. Later on, it was merged in the Indian union as a Union Territory, on 11th August 1954.

The agricultural products of Silvassa include rice, pulses and fruit crops. In Silvassa, one can see Warli Culture, which is a mix of Marathi and Gujarati along with the local Christian and Portuguese residents of the place. It is also a festival rich city and the main festivals celebrated here include Id-Ul-Zuha, Muharram, Vasant Panchmi, Holi, Mahashivratri, Ram Navami, Deepawali, Christmas, etc.

The place also offers plenty of tourist attractions like Tadkeshwara Temple, the Church of Our Lady of Piety, the Vanganga Lake, Khanvel, Hirwa Van, Haveli, and the Tribal Cultural Museum. The Tadkeshwara Temple is a historical Lord Shiva Temple situated at the banks of the River Sakartod.

The Vanganga Lake is situated 5 km from Silvassa and its wooden bridges, jogging paths, paddleboats and thatched huts make it an ideal picnic spot. The Hirwa Van is a garden situated on the Silvassa Dadra Road. Haveli is a monument where the history of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is designed in wood and stone. The Tribal Cultural Museum of Silvassa is a home to ancient masks, musical apparatus, life-size statues and various fishing gadgets.


Silvassa is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Nasik and Thane.

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Nakshtra Garden, Silvassa

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Chirag doshi

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  • 1 Review
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"Chirag doshi"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Mayur at reception very good person. Swimming pool is clean. Very cooperative staff. Clean premises. Alacata food is good. Buffe and breakfast can be made better. Good location. Very large number if rooms. One should go for minimum two days for stay. I feel if one is visiting silvasa lords is a very decent place to stay
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Yogesh Gohil

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  • Yogesh Gohil
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"Silvassa is the best place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2017
Silvassa is the best place to visit. Because there are so many gardens and resorts to visit. We can plan for Silvassa tour with our family also in all three Rainy, winter and hot seasons also.
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Karan Sankhe

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  • Karan Sankhe
  • Lives in Palghar
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  370 readers

"2D 1N stay at Silvassa"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 26, 2016
The check-in time at the Krishna Hotel was 12 pm. We reached there by 1. 30 pm. Check in was very quick. We had the lunch at the hotel itself. Then we went to Vasona Lion Safari but unfortunately there was chaos due to some issues, so cancelled that plan. We then went to Vanganga Garden in Dadra. It is very nice and huge with boating. The boating was awesome. Then We back at the hotel. Morning 10. 30 am we checked out from the room and Went to Daman which is 31 km from there. Overall, experience at Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and also Daman was nice. It is recommended.
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Gajendra ramesh

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  • Gajendra ramesh
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"A nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2016
In Silvassa, we visited Lion Safari, Nakshatra Van, Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaminarayan temple, Adivasi Jamati life, warli paintings, madhuban dam etc. Also we saw dadra garden. We visited Bindraban Mahadeo temple, also garden nearby it. Afterwards we have moved to Daman beach name Jhingola beach also visited devka beach.
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Mahesh Patel

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  • Mahesh Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 7 Reviews
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"Short break to Silvassa!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
Silvassa though an industrial belt has more of tourist visiting. Partly due to prohibition of liquor in Gujarat. Good decent hotels to stay and clean roads make it a must to visit. One can opt for boating, garden or simply walk on the street or Sunday bazaars. Good for weekends.
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Sonika  Agarwal

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"Great place with awesome attractions"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
Silvassa is worth visiting with family and friends. The trip didn't burn a hole in my pocket. Hotels are aplenty and reasonably priced. The city is well developed and peaceful.

Must-visits include Swaminarayan Temple, Vasona Lion Sanctuary, Satmaliya Deer Park, Tribal Museum, Silvassa Church, and many such beautiful spots. I especially enjoyed my trip to the Deer Park. The park is full of a variety of species of deer. We can click innumerable photos. The animals look beautiful near the pond. If you are lucky, you may spot a porcupine as well.

A one-day or two-day trip is good enough to explore the entire town. Roads are well-lit and convenient. You will not go bored.
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Rajesh .

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  • Rajesh .
  • 3 Reviews
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"Memorable family trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 7, 2016
We had an awesome time spent with my family and friends. The destination is perfect and the ambience is very good. A good place to visit to go away from hush hush city life. The party was rocking too. My family had a great fun there. A memorable trip.
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Abhijeet s

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  • 2 Reviews
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"Good place to visit-Silvassa"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Dec 28, 2015
Visited Deer park, Lion Safari, Vanganga Garden, Madhuban Dam backwaters, Daman City, Vapi City. Overall good experience. I liked Madhuban Dam backwaters very much. Take Shikara (Kashmiri style) boat ride to another island. Just amazing experience.
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Maanas Shah

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  • Lives in Pune
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"A decent experience"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
While Silvassa is a good place to visit for a weekend, we went during the month of May which is peak summers due to which it was very hot out there. Although we did visit some worthwhile places like Deer Park and Lion Safari during the late afternoon and evenings, we had had to stay put in the hotel room during the afternoon as it was too hot to venture outside.
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Amit Ghosh

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  • Amit Ghosh
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"An offbeat place-Silvassa"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
Silvassa is the administrative quarter of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is very near Vapi of Gujarat and Daman. Ailvassa has developed tremendously as an industrial belt in the past few years. The Madhubani Dam here is a major attraction. Also visit Dudhni and Vasona Lion Safari when you are in Silvassa.
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