Located on the western coast of India, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory of India. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is not a unified region (as shown on the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Map) rather it is located in two different regions; Dadra is an enclave located a few kms north of Nagar Haveli in Gujarat; whereas, Nagar Haveli is located between Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Tourism
Silvassa is the capital town of the territory. Because of the presence of Western Ghats, territory has rugged topography; however, at the same time, there is also plain region through which some rivers flow and debouche into Arabian Sea. Arabian Sea located west of the territory. Likewise, the entire area of territory is only 491 sq. km. and land locked between Maharashtra in the south and Gujarat in the north.
Historically, the region was under the Portuguese administration, but on August 2, 1954, it is liberated and finally in 1961, it merged into Union of India as a Union Territory of India. Though, official language of the region is English; however, spoken languages are Gujarati, Marathi, and Hindi.
The region is of course very small, but there are some places that fascinate tourists such as:
- Tribal Museum: It is located in Silvassa, and popular for its great collections of tribal ornaments, musical instruments, agricultural, and house hold stuffs. It has also photographs and paintings illustrating the life of tribal people.
- Water Sports Centre: It is located in Dudhani and popular water sport centre. Here people love to pass their leisure time.
- Vanganga Lake Garden: Located in Dadra region, it is a beautiful garden.
- Hirwavan Garden: Located in Piparia, Silvassa the capital town. It is popular for the tribal deity ‘Hirwa’ commonly known as the green goddess.