History : This tranquil magical land of 70 villages, sandwiched between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, near Daman, was liberated in 1954 from the Portuguese. Confined to an area of only 491 sq. km, this is the homeland of some simple, brave and colourfultribals, who have enriched it with their rich folklore and vibrant lifestyle.
Climate : The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli enjoys a very pleasant climate from November to March. The temperature is not very high in summer, either. Due to the proximity of the sea, the nights are pleasant.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Snuggled cozily amid the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Dadra & Nagar Haveli is located in the western corner of India. It lies on the north bank of the Daman Ganga River.
This small union territory sprawls over an area less than 500 sq. km, covered with tall, awesome trees and winding rivers. A land of spell bounding beauty, Dadra & Nagar Haveli is endowed with lush green forests, thundering waterfalls, gurgling streams, undulating mountain ranges and a dazzling show of flora and fauna.
The tranquil and quaint Dadra & Nagar Haveli is truly a haven for those who seek a relaxing holiday in the lap of Mother Nature.
Tourism in Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Owing to its scenic natural beauty and favorable climate, Dadra & Nagar Haveli tourism sector has been assigned high priority. The tourism in Dadra & Nagar Haveli comprises of natural spots, historical monuments, pilgrimage shrines and man made tourist attractions. To promote tourism in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, many traditional and modern cultural activities like celebration of Kite festival, Tarpa Festival, World Tourism day, etc are organized every year.
Tourist Attractions Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Vanganga Lake Garden, Dadra, Hirwavan garden, Piparia, Tribal Museum, VandharaUdyan, Mini Zoo and Bal Udyan, AyyappaTemple ,Silvassa, Tapovan Tourist Complex, Bindrabin are some important Dadra & Nagar Haveli travel destinations and tourist spots.
Best time to visit Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Winter is the ideal time to visit Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The place 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 also cool here.
How to reach Dadra & Nagar Haveli ?
By Air - The nearest airport is at Mumbai (164 Kms). All major domestic and international operates regular flights to/from Mumbai.
By Rail - The nearest railway station is Vapi on western Railway. It is located at a distance of 17 km from the capital city, Silvassa. All-important Mail/Express trains are available at Vapi including Shatabdi, August Kranti Rajdhani, Karnavati and Ahinsa.
By Road - Dadra & Nagar Haveli is almost touching Mumbai – Baroda – Delhi National Highway No.8 (Western Express Highway). The state capital Silvassa is well connected with the important cities of western India by regular bus service.