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Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Tourism in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

A perfect serene and sylvan land, Dadra and Nagar is a tourist destination to spend a perfect vacation with family and friends. The delightful place let the tourists experience nature at its best with lush green forests, massive waterfronts, meandering rivers, a variety of flora and fauna.

Besides this, tourists will even get the opportunity to experience fine Portuguese architecture and tribal culture of Silvassa- the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Being a perfect place for both native and Travellers, Dadra and Nagar Haveli beckons a travel experience unlike any other. For tourists planning to visit this amazing holiday destination, the travel guide will let one know what all is to be covered when spending a peaceful and calm vacation in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

History of Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli, union territory of India, located in the western part of the country and situated between the states of Gujarat to the north and Maharashtra to the south. It lies some 15 miles (24 km) from the Arabian Sea and about 80 miles (130 km) north of Mumbai (Bombay). The territory consists of two sections—Dadra and Nagar Haveli—which together embrace roughly 70 villages. The capital is Silvassa. Area 190 square miles (491 square km). Pop. (2011) 342,853.The terrain is undulating and hilly, reaching elevations of 1,000 feet (300 metres) in the northeast and east near the Western Ghats. Lowland areas are limited to the central plains, which are crossed by the Daman Ganga River and its tributaries. The only navigable river in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the Daman Ganga rises in Maharashtra and flows northwestward through the territory toward Daman, a port once famous for its docks.The climate is typical of the region. Summers are hot, with the mean temperatures in May typically rising into the low 90s F (mid-30s C). Annual rainfall averages about 120 inches (3,050 mm), most of it falling between June and September.

Best Time to Visit in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli enjoys a pleasant climate from November to March. Even the summer temperature is not very high. Due to its proximity to the sea, the nights are pleasant.

How to Reach in Dadra and Nagar Haveli


-The nearest airport is located in Mumbai. All the important domestic and international flights operates frequently from here.


-The nearest railway station to Dadra and Nagar Haveli are Vapi and Bhilad, which are located on the Western Railway. Vapi is at a distance of about 17 km from the location’s capital Silvasa. All important trains including Mails and Express stop at Vapi. Some of these trains are Shatabdi, August Kranti, Rajdhani, Karnavati and Ahinsa etc.


-Dadra and Nagar Haveli almost touches the National Highway 8 between Mumbai and Delhi enveloping Baroda in between. On the other hand the capital city Silvasa is well connected through road to all the important cities of Western India.

Shopping in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli is sure to entangle you with its calm sylvan surrounding, large waterfronts and gurgling waterfalls, but is not a typical shopping destination.Still shopping in Dadra and Nagar Haveli can be a pleasant experience for the discerning shopper. Like all places in India, this tiny land also boasts of its handicrafts, which can turn out to be a great shopping in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.While shopping in Dadra and Nagar Haveli watch out forLeather slippersWoven of bamboo mats and basketsArticles made of greenish gold torpe grass

Best Things To Do in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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.