Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a union territory in Western India. It is composed of two separate geographical entities: Nagar Haveli, wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat, and, 1 km to the northwest, the smaller enclave of Dadra, which is surrounded by Gujarat. Silvassa is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 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.
The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli enjoys a very pleasant climate from November to March. The temperature is not very high in summer, either. Due to the proximity of the sea, the nights are pleasant.
Vanganga Lake Garden is heaven for nature lovers. The very sight of the sprawling 7.58 hectares of ‘picture perfect’ garden with its beautiful lake captivates your soul. Mesmerizing waterfalls, beautiful cascades, small springs, stone walls, arches, lush greenery, colourful flowers, crisscross walkways, in fact, everything about Hirwa Van Garden is amazing. Located 40 km away from Silvassa, Dudhni Lake is a vast expanse of water surrounded by small hills. Kauncha is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Dense forests, spectacular mountain ranges and scenic valleys of Kauncha enchant you while the tribal life makes you envy them for the simple and contented life they lead amidst the richness of nature. Madhuban Dam, one of the star attractions of Dadra and Nagar Haveli offers excellent facilities to indulge in water sports. Rides in speedboats, passenger boats, water scooters, canoes and aqua bikes attract tourists in great numbers.