Dadra and Nagar Haveli: A place we discovered accidentally

One fine morning when we thought of going for a long drive wondering where we will end up, we came upon to this place accidentally. As we always love to drive on the NH8 route because of great infrastructure, we were searching for something while driving and look where we ended up. Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is one of the Union Territories of India.  Thanks to our unplanned trip, we discovered this place and made our one day trip worthy.
Let me share with you a few details of this place and trip so you can plan out accordingly and make the most of this state.
How to Reach:
The best way to reach this place is by Road though much public transport like train; bus and auto are available to get you through this state. Silvassa is around 180km from Mumbai, 130km from Surat and 30km from Daman
  • By Road: Gujarat State Transport Buses operate between Vapi and Silvassa at regular intervals.
  • By Train: Nearest railway stations Vapi 18km and Bhilad 12km
  • By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai 180km
  • Share Auto is also available from Vapi which will take you to Capital Silvassa
Silvassa has many budget, small hotels and luxury resorts, you can book according to your choice.
Place of Interest
Tribal Cultural Museum

The tribal museum showcases the tribal culture of Silvassa through a collection of masks, musical instruments, traditional jewelry and hunting tools. The entry is free.


Shri Swaminarayan Temple

The temple’s architecture and its maintenance is just splendid. The calmness and coolness inside the temple is noteworthy. There is a river next to it, plenty of space for parking. Children would enjoy the stay. Parking and entry is free.


Vanganga Garden

One of best garden I ever seen. Plenty of greenery all over. In centre of the garden is a beautiful lake and all around which beautiful flora and fauna grows. Lake is beautiful and clean. The place offers a beautiful siting & relaxing spot.


It makes for a perfect getaway for those who want to holiday the lazy way, not doing much, just being there, getting lost in the quietness of the valley and in the process relaxing and refreshing themselves with the proximity to nature.


Dudhni Lake

This turned out to be one of the best water bodies I have visited in India. Quite clean. Untouched by commercialization and extremely aesthetic and serene. This lake has islands!!. Outskirts of Silvassa…near about 60 kms. Road is excellent but isolated. Not suitable to stay late. Should be on back by 7pm to the town. But the place is simply mind blowing. 

So if you are looking for a short vacation closer to home then dadra nagar haveli is the place for you 

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