Silvassa Tourism
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Silvassa Tourism

Silvassa Info

  • State: Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Famous for/as: Hill
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.


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Utsava Darpan
  • Utsava Darpan
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews

"Sightseeing here are very far"

  • 4/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Its a nice place to visit. Sadly one has to make an effort to enjoy the location. Every place is at very long distance which can make anyone tired. Its need personal Vehicle to visit every place. Sight seen is very expensive. They charge Mini. Rs. 800 /- for one sightseeing.
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Ankush Sunkale
  • Ankush Sunkale
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 22 Reviews

"Overall, a good destination"

  • 5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We basically visited for business purpose to Sterlite plant so we did not have time to do any kind of site seeing. We just visited Swami Narayan Temple. We had dinner at the Lords Hotel with drinks. This temple is good architecture work and my colleague was impressed by this temple.
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Dharmin Thakkar
  • Dharmin Thakkar
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 12 Reviews

"Very Good place to enjoy with your family"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2014
Silvassa is good and decent place to stay and enjoy with family. Nearby there is place called Daman where you can enjoy at the beach. In Silvassa there is a water park where you can enjoy with your family and friends. Some of the places to visit are the Museum and the water park. Swaminarayan temple is very famous and an must visit
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Sambit Kumar
  • Sambit Kumar
  • 1 Review

"Most beautiful place i have ever seen"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2014
It was a place of magnificent beauty and joy. Sai temple, zoo and the sea is the must visit destination. Here u find Golgappas of delicious taste. Parks, bazaars and rain will keep u busy. Should go there in train and should take some waterproof clothes. Yes u must take your digital camera for capture the beautiful moments. The natural and artificial beuty will kep ur mind and heart be calm and quite. U can take it as a romantic, relaxed, religious visit. Overall, it will be the best for a medium budget travel. U can do some adventure also in the trip in sea and in the park.
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Ashish Lal
  • Ashish Lal
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  • Lives in Pune
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  • 11 Reviews

"Safari to Silvassa"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 16, 2013
The overall experience is good. A nice to place to spend some quality time with your family and friends. In a radius of 20-30 kms all the places of tourist interest are located. It is advisable to book a resort or hotel providing a complete package with meals as finding good restaurants top eat is a challenge
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Pavan  Balasaria
  • Pavan Balasaria
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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews

"Place to enjoy and rest"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 21, 2013
Silvassa is good and decent place to stay and enjoy with family. Its nearby Daman where you can enjoy beach. In Silvassa there are waterpark, you can enjoy with your family. Its worth visiting place and one can enjoy and spend time.
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Ajit singh  kaunsal
  • Ajit singh kaunsal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews

"Lotus river side"

  • Posted Jul 8, 2013
Not that great. its ok. The food is good. Attractions point is like ghoooda pahad nikla chuha types
shopping- didnt see anything

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Boring actually. No activities.

Activities & things to do: Travelling from mumbai to silvassa was the best part early morning drive was the best of the full holiday

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: hmmmmmm cant thing ...
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Sheth ketan Sheth
  • Sheth ketan Sheth
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  • Lives in Jabalpur
  • 6 Reviews

"Nice Trip"

  • Posted Jun 8, 2013
We went to silvassa from vapi. From there we went to dhdhani it nice place. Everyone can like that place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was not so good in this particular area. Sightseeing is good. You can go to lion safari, dear park and dhudhni. At this time if you have your own vehicle you buy mango nothing else to shop

Activities & things to do: we ware in trer reshort you can play football cricket bich waliball indore game and you can go for lon drive

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: You can reach to vapi by train then it is easy and dont forget to take some snacks with you for your child. It is expensive over there
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Tej pratap Singh
  • Tej pratap Singh
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  • Lives in Jabalpur
  • 4 Reviews

"Its a good place we..."

  • Posted May 3, 2013
Its a good place we have already seen all the beaches so its a good place for make holiday with family .the children can enjoy if we choose the resort who have water park faclity.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food was ok, no we have not gone for sight-seen and sopping.

Activities & things to do: no activity done in this tour & take water bottel always along with you.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Reached vapi station then there is taxi /auto avilable freely.
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Anuj Punjabi
  • Anuj Punjabi
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"very good"

  • Posted Apr 21, 2013
very good place..very peaceful and large area best place to go with friends and family.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: there is nothing to shop there but there is a water park..where u can enjoy one whole day...

Activities & things to do: gym,swimming,games,food,nice place for funn

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: u should go in your own car
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