Dadra & Nagar Haveli Tourism

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Pritvi Kanchi

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A Trip to Silvassa

I had been to Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the month of April 2016. Silvassa is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is a union. Nagar Haveli is nestled between Maharashtra and Gujarat whereas Dadra is located few kilometers away from Nagar Haveli in Gujarat. The must-visit attractions around Dadra and Nagar Haveli include the Satyamali deer park, Vanganga lake, Tribal cultural museum and the Roman Catholic church. The Satyamali deer park hosts a lot of deer and other animal species. The Vanganga Lake is located around 5 kilometers from Silvassa and is a beautiful lake garden. The tribal cultural museum has an exciting display of collections relating to masks, musical instruments, life-size statues and fishing equipments.

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Durba Gupta

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Getaway – Silvassa

One of the less frequented getaways is the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu. While Daman boasts of some lovely Konkan beaches, unspoilt and breathtaking, Dadra tucked amidst the nature scores in its wildlife, simple living, and left over Portuguese culture and a kaleidoscope of nature’s treasures.
My encounter with Silvassa was a chanced one, while I was vacationing in Daman, and was completely stuck by its magic!
The tall trees, meandering rivers, large waterfalls, gentle streams, deer and lions – sounds like a set straight from a Bollywood film? Well that’s Silvassa for you!

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Apart from some serious trips along the forests, strolls by the streams and enjoying the beauty of nature, Silvassa offers some stunning sight seeing options as well.
Tribal Cultural Museum, Dudhini Lake, Vasona Lion Safari are a must.
Not much of shopping options although you can pick up some ethnic mementoes from the tribal museum.

Activities & things to do: Vasona Lion Safari: Lions brought in from Gir, this safari is the closest you can come to a wild lion and for a change it’s us who are in a caged vehicle! The king of the jungle staring right at your face is a sight to behold.
Drive to Khanvel: The 20km drive from Silvassa to Khanvel is a scenic one lined with tall trees on both sides of the road.
TIP: The lion safari is Rs100 per head. There are charges for video camera. So the best option is if you are travelling in a group take in just one camcorder.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Silvassa is 14km from Vapi, Gujarat, and 180 km from Mumbai and 300 km from Pune, the nearest rail station is Vapi. There are many rickshaws that will ferry you to your hotel from Vapi station. There are passenger trains from Virar for Vapi. A drive along the Mumbai-Baroda-Delhi national highway, in case you are travelling by a car will take you some 5-6 hours from Pune and 2-3 hours from Mumbai.
Tip: If you have your own vehicle or can hire one, then stay in Daman at one of the beach side resorts and drive around in Silvassa.

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Dadra & Nagar Haveli Overview

Dadra & Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory situated near the west coast of India. Individually, Dadra and Nagar Haveli are two unconnected regions separated by the industrial township of Vapi in Gujarat. Nagar Haveli is the larger of the two comprising the town of Silvassa and 68 villages. It is sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat. Dadra has only the town of Dadra and two more villages, and lies within Gujarat just north of Nagar Haveli.   Geographically, the Union Territory is located between the hills of the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea coast but is entirely landlocked, even though the coast is nearby. Daman Ganga River flows through  the town of Dadra and the capital Silvassa lie on the north bank of the river.   These territories were under Portuguese rule till 1954, when they were amalgamated into the Indian Union. The region is mainly rural except Silvassa, which has become a part of the large Vapi-Daman-Silvassa industrial area. Tribals constitute a majority of the population and Dhodia, Kokna and Varli are the main tribes. Access is easy as the area is close to the Mumbai-Delhi National Highway.   Forty percent of the area is reserved forest. Hirwa Van at Piparia on the Silvassa-Dadra road is a beautiful garden with waterfalls. Vanganga Lake and the island garden in the lake at Dadra is a prime location for song-sequences in Hindi films. The Vanvihar Tourist Complex in Khanvel, 20 km from Silvassa, has a Deer Park and a cactus house. At Brindaban on Sakartod River is Tadkeshwar temple. At Dudhni on the Damanganga River there is a water sports complex.