beautiful and so is Dadra & Nagar Haveli. It is love at
first sight. The tall awesome trees, the rivers flowing
past themm, the green grass mingling with fields of darker
green, and the distant hills dotting gently rolling hills.
Whether it is the summer and the heat dries the land or
the south-west monsoon whhips the wind-swept trees and
rurns the land into an endless stretch of greenn' it wot't
matter. You'll love the serene and calm land of Dadra &Nagar
This quiet magical land for 72 villages has been ruled by
many hands, And the memory of these rulers still linger
on, for a century and a half, the fiery portuguesse were
the masters of the land. When the land was liberated from
their rule, it was taken over by the locals until it
merged with the Indian Union. As a land it is not very
large, only 491sq. dms. covered with forests and woods a
heaven for the simple, colourful tribal folks. But as a
place it will stray on the margins of your mind.
Silva, in portuguese means Woods. And this can be seen
when you visit Silvassa, the tiny, slleepy capital
township. Tall trees reaching for the heavens line roads,
off the beaten track, little cottages back in the warm sun
or lie in the shadows of the trees .
In silvassa, you can see traces of the portuguese rule, an
Hirwa Van Piparia-Silvassa
On silvassa-Dadra Road is a Garden Beautiful with the
roaring waterfalls, misty cascades, russtic stone walls,
twin arches, tiny kiosks and springy lawns interspersed
with islands of flowers is truely a visitors delight.
Vanvihar Tourist complex, Chauda,
Drive 20 kms. away from silvassa on a road lined with tall
tres in midst of forest, it is khanves. The beautiful
vedant land surrounded by lush green hills beckons you
with its rolling meadows, tirraced gardens, cottages in
native ssstyle and river sakartod flowing passt it . The
tourist complex for you to stay with mother nature....
your host !
The deer park , cactus house, green house .... you will
love them all. Vangs
Vanganga Lake & Island Garden,
Only 5 kms from the Capital town Silvassa is one of the
most beautiful lake garden, where songs of more than 25
Hindi Feature Films have been picturised., proves its
The rustin wooden bridges, sea of flowers, jogging paths,
thatched huts, paddled boats- its a right mix for romantic
mood for honey-mooners
Water Sports and Tentage Complex,
Another 20 kms. drive from Khanvel is Dudhni where the
large waterfront of river Damanganga provides breath
taking view of the water speed of Madhuban Dam. The
Luxturious tents pitced right near the bank provide a
You can cook your meals near the camp.
How to reach:
By road : From Mumbai-Ahmedabad N.H.No. 8 Silvassa,
the capital town of DNH, is about 180 kms, from Mumbai,
about 120 kms. from Surat and about 14 kms. from Bhild or
By Rail : The nearest Railway Station Vapi is about
17 kms. where road transport is easy avaliable.