States Dadra and Nagar

DADRA & NAGAR TRAVEL GUIDE

A perfect serene and sylvan land, Dadra and Nagar is a tourist destination to spend a perfect vacation with family and friends. The delightful place let the tourists experience nature at its best with lush green forests, massive waterfronts, meandering rivers, a variety of flora and fauna. Besides this, tourists will even get the opportunity to experience fine Portuguese architecture and tribal culture of Silvassa- the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Being a perfect place for both native and travellers, Dadra and Nagar Haveli beckons a travel experience unlike any other. For tourists planning to visit this amazing holiday destination, the travel guide will let one know what all is to be covered when spending a peaceful and calm vacation in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Capital: Silvassa Location: Western India

Best Time to Visit Dadra and Nagar Haveli:

A trip to Dadra and Nagar Haveli can be planned during the winter season between November and February when the place enjoys a pleasant climate. Also, tourists can even consider visiting the tourism destination during the summer season between April and June as the summer temperature is not very high due to its proximity to the sea. The nights in Dadra and Nagar Haveli is cool and pleasant making it perfect to unwind.

Why Visit Dadra and Nagar Haveli?

For pristine nature, architecture, wildlife, sightseeing, nature, shopping, festivals seafood.

Temperature
  • 22°C to 36°C

    Summer
    March to June

  • 25°C to 30°C

    Monsoon
    June to September

  • 18°C to 31°C

    Winter
    November to March

An Insight into Dadra and Nagar Haveli Tourism

Wedged between the state of Gujarat and Maharashtra, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a quaint Union Territory blessed with a lovely climate, making it one of the best tourism destination in India.  Dotted with gardens, lakes, temples, zoo and more, the place is good for travellers of all genre, especially for those with the love for nature and wildlife.

Coming to the tourist attractions of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the first and foremost things that grabs the attention of the tourists is the Portuguese architecture all around the region.  Of many the important ones where you can admire the splendid architecture of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is the Roman Catholic Church - the Church of Our Lady of Piety and the Hindu temples including Bindrabin temple and Swaminarayan Temple. As you stroll in Silvassa, you will also get the opportunity to visit the Tribal Cultural Museum which houses an interesting collection of musical apparatus, masks, life-size statues, fishing gadgets and more. Besides this Dadra and Nagar Haveli has a lot to offer to the nature lovers where one can sit and relax amid serene landscape comprising lush green hills, rolling meadows and native-styled cottages. Vanganga Lake Garden, Hirwa Van Garden, Vandhara Udyan, and Dudhni where the large waterfront of river Damanganga offers an amazing view of the Madhuban Dam are some points of interests where tourists can head to for witnessing the nature at its best. Also, one can even visit Hirwa Van to witness cascading waterfalls and extensive lawns interspersed with a variety of flowers. Wildlife enthusiasts can head to a mini zoo in Silvassa where one can spot birds, monkeys, pythons and crocodiles. Tourists can even opt for Vasona Lion Safari. Last but not the least, another destination worth a mention is the Union Territory is the Satmaliya Deer Park, which houses several deer species and other animals.

Moving to the culture of the place, the tribals here have a distinct culture and set of rituals that let the tourists learn about their lifestyle. The tribes that one can find here include Kokana, Varlies, Koli, Dhodia, Kathodi, Naika and Dublas.

Songs and dance are an inevitable part of these tribal groups which can be easily witnessed on every occasion held in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, be it harvest, or marriage and death. Of all the other festivals celebrated in the region, the most significant ones of the local tribes include Akhatrij, Divasol, Barash, Monsoon Magic Festival, Tarpa Festival and Nariyeli Purnima. Besides exploring the natural beauty, you can indulge in trying the amazing cuisines of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This includes lentils, kadhi and sweet dal which is the speciality of tribal cuisine and you cannot miss out giving it a try. Other than this, the food of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has a lot of Gujarati influence, so one gets to try Ubadiyu which is a popular winter dish and is often served with a glass of buttermilk. Besides offering delicious vegetarian fare, the region is popular for seafood. Of all, tourists can try the sweet meat of crabs which is enjoyed by many locals and travellers.

Shopping in Dadra and Nagar Haveli let the tourist get their hands on different artwork of which the important one is the traditional Warli Art. These ancient art forms are available in almost all the shops in the region and tourists can get it in a number of options including small souvenirs, pots, vases and paintings. In addition to this, bags made of reused paper and flour is yet another thing to shop that pick the interests of the travellers.

A trip to Dadra and Nagar Haveli will let the tourists explore nature, learn about the tribal culture, witness the magnificent architecture, try the scrumptious seafood. There are many other things to do and places to visit in Dadra and Nagar Haveli that one can explore when partnering with Tour My India. With our best Dadra and Nagar Haveli holiday packages tourists can enjoy every bit of their stay in the region. Our travel guide covers the tourists will all the basic information that is required when planning a trip including where to go, what to eat, what to see, how to reach and more. The well-curated Dadra and Nagar Haveli tour packages assure the travellers a hassle-free visit to the Union Territory.

Best Hotels & Resorts to Stay in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

A land that lets one taste nature at its best, Dadra and Nagar Haveli offer warm hospitality to the travellers. Being one of the popular tourist destinations, the place has hotels that serve as a perfect retreat to those who love staying amid nature. The accommodation here let the tourist feel comfortable and unwind to get the best and memorable holiday experience in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Right from luxury to mid-range and budget hotels, tourists can find hotels in Dadra and Nagar Haveli in places including Silvassa, Khanvel and Lavachha. The hotels in these places offer an incredible experience in terms of food, lodging and other amenities. No matter which accommodation option the tourists choose to stay in, every hotel in the region assures the tourists a cosy and hassle-free stay letting them make holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli a memorable one.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

The unmatched beauty of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is dotted distant hills, lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, rich culture and Portuguese architecture. When in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, tourists will get the opportunity to visit gardens, temples lakes, dam, museum, church and a lot more. For those who are nature seekers and love spending time calmly can head to Vanganga Lake Garden, Hirwa Van Garden, Dudhni Lake, Vandhara Udyan, Madhuban Dam and more. Tourists who love exploring wildlife can indulge in Silvassa Vasona Lion Safari. There is also a Mini Zoo and Bal Udyan at Silvassa where tourists can witness the colourful birds, mischievous monkeys, amazing pythons and sleepy crocodiles.  Satmaliya Deer Park is also a must visit point of interest in the Union Territory. In addition to this, a trip to Dadra and Nagar Haveli will be incomplete without Tribal Cultural Museum in Silvassa. For witnessing the Portuguese architecture, travellers can head to Swaminarayan Temple, Bindrabin Temple and Church of Our Lady of Piety.

Top Things to Do On Your Holiday to Dadra and Nagar Haveli

With pristine natural beauty, wildlife, architecture, religious places, Dadra and Nagar Haveli offers travellers a chance to have different experiences that will create memories to cling for a lifetime. The place invites the tourists for an incredible nature retreat, an exciting opportunity of watching lions, get an insight into the rich cultural heritage of the tribals, witness the beautiful architecture of the temples and church, let your children visit a mini zoo to spot colourful birds, mischievous monkeys, amazing pythons and sleepy crocodiles, explore a variety of flora at the gardens, try scrumptious seafood and indulge in shopping.  Besides this, there are many other things to do in Dadra and Nagar Haveli that is suitable for the tourists of all kind that will let them get a travel experience like never before.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli Travel Information at a Glance