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Silvassa Sight Seeing
Deer Park at Khanvel (16 kms)
Small Boats at Dudhni (30 kms)
Boating at Dudhni Lake (30 kms)
Dudhni Lake (30 kms)
Stream behind
Brindabin temple (16 Kms)
Trails and picnic area in Deer Park
Lake in Deer Park
Sataliya Deer Park (10 kms)
Khanvel Garden (16 kms)
Vasona Lion Safari (4 Kms)
Khanvel Garden (16 kms)
Madhuban Dam (5 kms)
 
 
 SILVASSA
 
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Hotels In Silvassa :

 
Damanganga Valley Resort Hotel Hill View
Kamats Silvassa Resort Khanvel Resort
Ras Resort Treat Resort
Golden Pond Resort    
 
 

A tiny dot on the map of India, Silvassa is the quiet capital city of Dadar and Nagar Haveli. Silvassa, has its name derived from a portugese word, known as “Silva”, which means wood. The tall trees on the outskirts of the town exemplify the meaning of Silvassa. Apart from being known as a Portuguese colony, Silvassa is known for its tribal population. These tribals stay on the outskirts of Silvassa in little Kiosks. Chillum or the hand made smoking pipes of these tribals are very famous and characteristic to Silvassa.

Silvassa is a land of blissful beauty and charm. It has wooed many tourists in the recent years due to its ethnicity. The folk culture in Silvassa is alive and vibrant. Silvassa, of late, has been seen as a cosmopolitan town, adding to its glory.

   
History
 
Silvassa was ruled over by the Marathas. In 1779, they gifted it to the Portuguese for aggregated revenue of Rs 12,000 in return for the Portuguese friendship. In 1954, the territory was liberated from its colonial rulers. In 1961, Silvassa became the capital of the union territory, Dadra-Nagar Haveli.
   
  Places to visit:
The Tribal Cultural Museum
 
The ethnic tribal culture and heritage of Silvassa is preserved in this museum. The entrance of the museum is exquisitely made of hand-made torans. This museum houses puppets and dolls showing tribal lifestyle, tribal ornaments, tribal fishing and hunting gadgets, etc. the clay models in the museum add to its fame. The walls of the museum are dressed with the bows, daggers, spears, etc used by the tribals. Apart from these models and antiques, there are several photographs of tribal festivals and ceremonies. Be it the aerobatic Dhol dance or the high-on-tempo, Tur dance the photographs captures the true tribal spirit and aura.
   
Vanganga Lake and Island Garden
 
This place is famous because of its beauty as well as for being the hot spot for many Bollywood movies. Various songs are picturised at the backdrop of the Vanganga lake and the Island Garden. Boating facilities in the region help tourists to enjoy the nature in the area.
 

 

Hirva Van
 

This garden is dedicated to the local tribal deity "Hirva," meaning greenery or forest. The garden is located at Pipria on the Silvassa-Dadra Road. The mist settles on this garden like a blanket and wraps the old walls and arches.

   

Khanvel

 
Khanvel is famous for its lush green hills. This tourist complex, 25 km away from Silvassa. In the midst of a forest, Khanvel is truly enchanting. Sakartod river flowing through the terraced meadows in the hills gives the place a charm of its own.
   

Dudhni

 
This is a Water Sports Complex on river Damanganga. The view of the Madhuban Dam from here is truly amazing.
The Church of Our Lady of Piety
This is one of the oldest churches of India, built in 1889.
   

The Bindrabin temple

 
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the bank of River Sakartod.
Apart from these tourist spots, Silvassa has many ruined palaces and forts.
   

How to get to Silvassa

 
By air, Daman has an airport and is linked to Baroda and Mumbai by Gujarat Airways.
Nearest rail head to Silvassa is Vapi (12 kms) on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad line of western railway.
By Road Vapi, which lies on Mumbai-Ahmedabad NH no.8 connects Silvassa by road to Bombay 180 km.
Regular S.T.Bus services are available from Vapi, Bhilad and Valsad.
   

Where to stay

 
Silvassa offers decent lodging for tourists. One of the options may be:
Treat Resort Silvasa
   
Best Time to Visit
  November to March
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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