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Silvassa Fast Facts
- State: Dadra & Nagar Haveli
- District: Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Famous for/as: Scenic Beauty, Gardens
- Population: 21,890 (2001)
- Religions: Hindus, Muslims, Christians
- Area: 491 km2 (190 sq mi)
- Altitude: 32 m
- Language: Marathi, Gujarati Hindi, English
- Best Season: November - March
- Weather: Summer 18-39°C, Winter 10-34°C
- Local Transport: Rail, Bus, Taxi, Cycle-Rickshaw, Auto-Rickshaw,
- Pincode: 396230
- STDCode: 02638
Assistant Director, Tourism
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Silvassa 396 230
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Tourist Reception Centre
Silvassa, India Overview
Silvassa is situated in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and is in fact its capital. The surroundings of Silvassa are enriched with Portuguese heritage and a distinctive Indo-Portuguese ethnicity. Due to such a background, many Roman-Catholic churches are there in this town. The city is renowned for the serenity of its natural surroundings especially the gardens. You can know more about the tourist spots of the place from the Silvassa travel guide. Tourists can go for its latest deer refuge and lion safari.
The city has developed into a major industrial center and has inhabitants from all over the country who have come here to work, hence one can see a mixture of cultures here. Silvassa is also considered to be the home of the Warli tribal culture. Warli is the language spoken by the tribal Warli people and is basically a mixture of Marathi and Gujarati languages with a local twist. The Warli tribe is famous for a style of painting that is unique a beautiful. To find some good resorts and hotels here, Silvassa travel guide is an essential thing.
Silvassa is a home to many beautiful gardens, lakes, Roman Catholic Church and other places of interest. Hirwa Van Garden in Silvassa is beautiful place as per its name. Hirwa Van literally means green forest that’s exactly what you will find here. This beautiful designed garden is manmade and contains some fascinating waterfalls. Island Garden is another amazing place to visit in Silvassa. You may find the garden a familiar one because it was place where some Hindi films have been screened. Lion safari Wildlife Park is another place of interest in Silvassa. There you can have the fun of safari in a special caged vehicle. Safaris provide you an opportunity to watch closely the Asian Lions.
Take some time out to visit the Vanganga Lake. It is situated not so long from Island Garden. You can have amazing experience of boating in this beautiful lake. It is ideal place for Honeymoon couples. Our Lady of Piety Church, Dhudhni, and Khanvel are some of many other interesting places you can visit on your trip to Silvassa.
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Silvassa, India History
Until the end of the 19th century, Silvassa was only a small village. The growing importance of Silvassa started in 1885, when the Portuguese Administration decided to transfer there the seat of Nagar Haveli, which until then was in Darará. By decree of 11 February, 1885, Silvassa was created as a town, with the name of Vila de Paço d'Arcos. However, the original name prevailed and the town continued to be mainly known as Silvassa and referred like that even in official documents.