Surrounded by Gujarat and Maharashtra, only a short distance from the blue of the Arabian Sea, Dadra and Nagar Haveli is actually a tie-up of 72 villages that were once governed by the Portuguese. With its capital at Silvassa, it is a haven for travellers seeking solitude in the lap of nature. This tranquil magical land of 70 villages, sandwiched between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra, near Daman, was liberated in 1954 from the Portuguese. Confined to an area of only 491 sq. km, this is the homeland of some simple, brave and colourful tribals, who have enriched it with their rich folklore and vibrant lifestyle.
|Languages Spoken||Bhili/Bildoli, Gujarati, Hindi, English|
|Best Time to Visit||November to March|
Dadra and Nagar Haveli is very near to the Mumbai-Baroda-Delhi National Highway. The capital, Silvassa, is about 14 km from Vapi in Gujarat. Dadra and Nagar Haveli is 180 km from Mumbai and 150 km each from Surat, Nasik and Saputara, 27 km from Daman.
The nearest railhead is Vapi at a distance of 17 km from the capital city. Silvassa is about 180 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Surat via the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway 8.