Tourism In Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Owing to its natural beauty and picturesque scenery the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is has evolved into a wonderful tourist destination of late. Adorned with hills, small streams, rich flora and fauna the region certainly offers an enchanting experience to its visitors. This Dadra and Nagar Haveli have some awesome tourist destination that attracts hordes of tourist round the year. The land of Dadra & Nagar Haveli is quite easily accessible both by train and by road. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is dubbed a land for all seasons, due to its pleasant and amicable weather. Some of the most prominent of several tourist spots in and around the main areas of Dadra and Nagar Haveli include children’s park in Silvassa, stunning temples like Ram temple and Balaji temple. There is also a splendid tribal museum that bears the witness of its colorful and vibrant history. Continue reading to come across some of the major tourist destination of the territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Important Tourist Destinations Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Vanganga Lake Garden
Lying just at the entrance of the U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli this beautiful lake garden at Dadra (6 km from Silvassa) is spread over an area of 7.58 hects and is designed in Japanese style. The garden with Central Island is connected with bridge. Apart from the central lake other major attraction which it offers include water spread framed with tree line, restaurants fountains, boats and jogging track. With its picturesque beauty this place has been one of the popular tourist destinations and an average of 400000 tourists visits the garden annually. The garden has also been one of the favorite spots for the filmmakers where around 40 Hindi film songs have been posturized.
This garden sits at the entrance of Silvassa and is named after the tribal deity ‘Hirwa’ or the green goddess. With its roaring waterfall, cascading rivulet, rippling springs streams all of which converge and fall into a single water body, this place offers a delightful and memorable experience to the visitors. Here the tourist will also be able to catch the sight of enchanting all sorts of colorful shrubs, criss-crossing footpaths and kiosks. There is a special children play section with various play equipment facilities. The centrally located garden is immensely popular tourist destination.
Tribal Museum, Silvassa
The museum offers a fine display of the native tribal culture with their traditional ornaments, musical instruments, agricultural and house hold articles, fishing and hunting gadgets, along with several other artifacts. Apart from these the museum also exhibits life size models, wedding dresses and photographs of various tribal ceremonies that offers a glimpse into the native tribes and their culture and has been one of the favorite tourist spots in the region.
There is a mini zoo at Silvassa, a place the kids will surely love to visit. A wonderful combination of wildlife and amusing swings this place offers a delightful experience.
A Church Of Our Lady Of Piety
An exquisite fusion of divinity and history, this century old chapel was built by the Portuguese. The massive construction work of this church lasted for more than a century. The project commenced in 1789 and the church was complete by the year 1889.
Vanvihar Tourist Complex
Vanmvihar tourist complex in Chauda offers a luxury as well as economic accommodation to the tourists. Situated around 20 kms away from the tourist complex this establishment not only offers a fine accommodation facility to the tourist but also encompasses a wonderful surrounding to be enjoyed by the visitors. A small dam has been constructed by the government on the Sakartod River which offers a great boating facility to the tourist.
Tapovan Tourist Complex
Situated around 18 km away from Silvassa and 2 km from Khanvel the famous historic temple of Lord Shiva at Bindrabin is visited by hordes of devotees round the year to seek the blessings of the deity. Initially there were no accommodation facilities but recently the govt. has provided three cottages, restaurant, and amusement parks with fountains and beautiful gardens.
Yatri Niwas, Silvassa
This tourist shelter provides a forty bedded budget accommodation with several multipurpose facilities. Beside some hot tourist spots this place also has other destinations such as Historic Church, Vandhara Garden and Madhuban Dam for the tourists to be visited.
Apart from these there is also a Himaivan Health Resort at Kauncha which offers a 20 bedded luxurious health resort near Kauncha Dudhani.
Though less that 500sq km in size just the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli is the home of some of the most exquisite tourist destinations. For its great natural beauty it is brilliant area to relax a few for days. This small area has a lot to explore and has something for everyone.