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.
How To Get There
Rail: The nearest railhead is Vapi in Gujarat.
Road: 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.