|Destination Type: Wildlife|
|City: Vapi / Silvasa|
Silvassa has lush green forests covered with tall trees, meandering rivers, large waterfronts, cascading waterfalls, the gentle gurgle of streams, the distant hills, and a gorgeous kaleidoscope of flora and fauna. The serene and sylvan land of silvassa is Nature at her best.
Silvassa quiet magical land of 70 villages sandwiched between the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat near Daman was under the Portuguese till it attained freedom in 1954. The people took over the administration under the system of self-government.
Silvasa is the town capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Union Territory, western India. The town is located about 13 miles southeast of Daman on the Daman Ganga River some 15 miles (25 km) inland from the Arabian Sea. It is the economic centre of the territory which is primarily agricultural and produces rice, pulses, and fruit crops.
Silvassa even today retains the traces of Portuguese rule. It is a `Garden Beautiful' with the roaring waterfalls, misty cascades, rustic stone walls, twin arches, tiny kiosks and springing lawns interspersed with islands of flowers..
By Air - Mumbai is the nearest airport.
By Rail - The nearest Railway station is Vapi about 17 Kms where road transport is easily available.
By Road - By Road: From mumbai- Ahmedabad N.H. No. 8, Silvassa, the capital Town of Dadar Nagar Haveli is about 180 Kms. Mumbai and about 120 Kms. from Surat and about 14 Kms from Bhilad or vapi.
Vanganga Lake and Island Lake :- It is a lovely lake garden where more than 25 Hindi feature films have been picturised. The rustic wooden bridges, jogging paths, thatched huts and paddle boats make it an ideal picnic spot.
Tribal Cultural Museum :- This museum has masks, hunting tools, fishing gadgets, musical instruments and life - size statues.
Portuguese Church :- In Silvassa one can see traces of the Portuguese rule an old church made by Portuguese.
River Sakartod Chauda Khanvel :- It is 20 kms away from Silvassa on a road lined with tall trees in midst of forest, it is Khanvel. The beautiful verdant land surrounded by lush green hills beckons you with its rolling meadows, terraced gardens, cottages in native style and river Sakartod flowing past it.
Water sport and tentage complex :- Water sport and tentage complex is 20 kms drive from Khanvel where the large waterfront of river Damanganga provides breathtaking view of the water spread of Madhuban Dam.
Lion Safari, Vasona :- Vasona is 10Km from Silvassa on the way to Khanvel. It is a home away from home for asiatic (Panthera leo). One can move around in special vehicles and stare in to the eyes of Jungle King Kush and his consorts Silky and Sonal.
Vandhara Udyan :- A riverside park with sprawling lawns dotted with exquisite pavilions, an ideal site for picnic-buffs.
Piparia Udyan :- The Piparia Udyan is really a park with a difference. The roaring waterfalls, tiny kiosks and sprawling islands of flowers are a feast to the eyes.
Visit Swaminarayan Temple , Nakshatra Garden, Dudhni Lake, Deer Park