Silvassa (सिल्वासा or સેલ્વાસ) is the capital of the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The city has a large number of factories and industries providing significant government revenue, which allows the city to maintain a low level of taxation. Silvassa is also considered to be the home of Warli culture. Warli is the language spoken by the Warli people which is basically a mixture of Marathi and Gujarati languages with a local twist. The Bollywood movie Phool aur Kante was shot in Silvassa.
Places Of Interest:
Roman Catholic Church located near to Bus stand built on Portuguese style.
Silvassa Museum- a small museum which explains the history and the people of Silvassa.
Lion Safari- Supposed to be good if you get a glimpse of lion.
Madhuban Dam-A dam with boating facility, built across River Daman Ganga.
Dadra Park- A scenic beauty with lush green trees and boating facility, 5 km from Silvassa.
Dudhani- A vast lake having water sports complex. A must see for all Silvassa goers. Located at 35 km from Silvassa.
Vrindaban-A temple dedicated to lord Krishna and Shiva, en route Dudhani.
Balaji templet located in Amli dedicated to Lord Balaji,Shiva,Maha Ganapathy,Karthikeyan,Padmavathi,Saraswathi,Hanumanji and Navagraha.
Ban Ganga Lake - An exotic destination for lovers of Mother nature especially those who relish boating in big lakes.The place is particularly famous for several movie shootings.
Transport And Connections:
Silvassa to its credit has great roads and are surrounded with astounding trees. The nearest railway station, Vapi is around 18 km away.
Daman is 30 km away via Bhilad on National Highway number 8.
Mumbai is 180 km away from Silvassa, via Bhilad, on National Highway number 8.
Rickshaw services ply between Vapi and Silvassa at a regular interval and easily available from Vapi (E) railway station.
Gujarat Road Transport Buses ply between Silvassa & Vapi at a regular interval.