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Top 5 Must See Tourist Places in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India

Updated on June 4, 2010

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Situated amid the state of Maharashtra and Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli with a physical area of less than 500 sq. km, lies on the north bank of the Daman Ganga River. Dadra & Nagar Haveli is a wondrous place covered with stately trees, lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, lively streams, undulating mountain ranges, meandering rivers and some dazzling flora and fauna. In short, Dadra & Nagar Haveli is an enchanting haven for those who seek a relaxing holiday and be one with Mother Nature.

Hirwavan garden, Piparia, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India
Hirwavan garden, Piparia, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, India

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Silvassa city

Silvassa city, the capital of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, is tiny but romantic place with bluish hills visible in the horizon, a delightful park, a mini zoo, adorable water falls and a stream meandering across the hilly slopes, green meadows and tree-lined avenues. Silvassa is a vibrant city full of din and bustle. The city itself is one of prime tourist attractions in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Vanganga Lake Garden

Vanganga Lake Garden at Dadra is a picturesque lake and is located right at the entrance to the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli. It is supported by a salubrious garden admeasuring an area of 7.58 hects. This garden is accessible through bridges built in some rare Japanese style. The chief attraction is its water spread lined with rows of trees, boats, gurgling fountains, and some homely restaurants. Besides, this garden is much sought-after by filmmakers and Hindi film songs galore have been shot here.

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Hirwavan garden

Hirwavan garden at Piparia is yet another alluring garden located at the entry point at Silvassa, the capital city.  The spot is most famous for its roaring waterfalls, cascading rivulet, lively springs and streams all converging in a water body. The visitors are fascinated and lose themselves at the sight of colorful shrubs, zigzag footpaths and comfortable sit outs.

Tribal Museum

Tribal Museum at Silvassa is one of the key attractions as it has on display many dazzling ornaments, varieties of musical instruments, fishing and hunting gadgets, agricultural items and house hold articles – not to speak of several exotic artifacts. There are collections to portray the tribal way of life in the form of life size models, wedding dresses and photographs of eventful ceremonies.

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Tapovan Tourist Complex

Tapovan Tourist Complex at Bindrabin is a sight no visitor to Dadra and Nagar Haveli should miss. There is a renowned historic temple of Lord Siva located here and one can see numerous devotees making a bee line to offer prayers and obtain the blessing of the diety. To further enhance the beauty of the place, there is an amusement park with pleasant fountains and well laid garden.

Himaivan Health Resort

Himaivan Health Resort at Kauncha is a 20-bedded luxury health resort is available near the water front at Kauncha - Dudhani which offers a new concept of Health tourism in the tranquil woodlands of Kauncha village.

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Vanvihar Tourist Complex

Vanvihar Tourist Complex at Chauda, situated 20 Kms from Silvassa, features a 36 bedded luxury and Economic class accommodation for visiting tourists. The surrounding area has been aesthetically landscaped and tourists staying in the complex as well as outside visitors throng the place to enjoy and be part of the salubrious location. There is also a small check dam on the adjoining river Sakartod that provide boating facilities. The place may be described as a verdant land of green meadows, terraced gardens skirted by wooded hills. The complex houses a Tribal Cultural Museum, a cactii garden and a deer park. The serene Sakartod River flows past Khanvel and it is an adorable site for all nature lovers. An old Shiva temple called as the Tadkeshwara Temple, on the banks of the river Sakartod, draws hosts of devotees all through the year.

Visit Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Because of its unusual serenity and quaint sylvan surroundings, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a veritable paradise in India for those who wish to enjoy a tranquil holiday away from their stressful surroundings. It is an enchanting land of impeccable charm where lush green forests, gorgeous waterfronts, majestic mountain range, exotic flora and fauna, alluring natural spots, historical monuments, pilgrimage shrines as well as man-made tourist attractions are all found in abundance. Because of its scenic natural beauty and pleasant climate, Dadra & Nagar Haveli are dream tourist destinations and the local tourism departmentin of Dadra & Nagar Haveli regularly organizes many traditional and modern cultural activities like Kite festival, Tarpa Festival, World Tourism day, etc


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    • TENKAY profile image

      TENKAY 5 years ago from Philippines

      Next year, India here I come...

      You have a beautiful country.

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      debanjan 6 years ago

      this is one of the most beautiful place..

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Great. I will go back to your hub when I am ready to go to India. Thanks!!