Dadra and Nagar Haveli

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The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is one of the major parts of western India. Silvassa is the capital city of the Union Territory. Dadra is located in the state of Gujarat while Nagar Haveli lies few kilometers south of Dadra between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The various natural bodies like the River Daman Ganga which flows through the territory and the Western Ghats are the jewels of the Union Territory. There are a lot of tourist spots in the city of Silvassa and the other cities which overall mark this Union Territory as an important place for tour and tourism business and the rich wildlife including the flora and fauna help providing the facility of eco-tourism. The place has numerous attractions which are loved by tourists coming from all over the country.

Major Tourist Spots in Dadra and Nagar Haveli:

Vanganga Lake Garden

It is a beautiful lake garden is one of the most famous spots in the territory which is located at a distance of 5km from the capital city of Silvassa. It is a place where many Bollywood movies were shot. The garden is full of natural beauty spread in an area of 7.58 hectares. The garden is also known as “Island Garden” and has numerous attractions like the beautiful lake, greenery all around, cottages, fountains, lightening and a lot more. There is also a facility of paddle boats in which one can have a peaceful drive to the lake and enjoy the serenity of the place.

Dudhni Lake

It is a location famous for adventure sports also known as the “Kashmir of West” does full justice to the name given to it. The place draws a large crowd of people including adventure lovers and nature admirers. The calmness with the thrill is a fabulous combination to attract tourists. The adventure activities include Water Scooters, Rowing and Speeds Boats, Kayaks, Jet Skies, and Canoes. The most important are the Shikara Ride which is one of the major reasons the place is compared to Kashmir.

Swaminarayan Temple

It is a major site for tourists visiting the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is visited by a number of devotees every year. The exquisite architecture and the eye-catching beauty of the splendid garden is a phenomenal work in itself.


It is a site in the abode of nature with the greenery and a peaceful place portraying the scenic beauty of the valleys and mountains which are like a world in itself away from the hustle bustle of city life. With immense opportunities for nature and adventure lovers, there are facilities for trekking, camping, skiing, canoeing, rowing boats and a lot more. It is a must visit in the trip to Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Church of Our Lady Piety

It is a church displaying the beauty of the Portuguese architecture which marks the presence of Portuguese rule in the place. This magnificent piece of architecture embarks one of the oldest existing buildings in Silvassa.

Lion Safari Wildlife Park

It is spread in an area of 20 acres. It is a part of theDadra and Nagar HaveliWildlife Sanctuary and as the name suggests, the Wildlife Park is famous for its unique feature of Lion Safari. The park is famous for its Asiatic Lions. Dadra and Nagar Haveli have one of the best Wildlife Parks in India with the Safari being the main attraction which is loved by everyone who visits the place.

Vanvihar Tourist Complex

It is an ideal place for tourists visiting Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The complex encircles a kind of world for tourists with various attractions and leisure points including accommodation in cottages, a river and also the Deer park inside the complex itself.

The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli have a lot of places for the tourists visiting this part of the country. The other important sites in the place are Mini Zoo, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Tribal Culture Museum, Hirwa Van Garden, Madhuban Dam, Bindrabin temple, Roman Catholic Church and a lot of other attractions. A place which can be visited at any time of the year, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a must visit for everyone who is bit by the travel bug.

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