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  • India
  • Silvassa
  • 491 km2 (190 sq mi)
  • Hindi,Gujarati,Marathi

General Information About Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Green forests, rivers, large waterfronts, waterfalls, the gentle gurgle of streams, the distant hills, a gorgeous kaleidoscope of flora and fauna indicate nature of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Dadra and Nagar Haveli enjoys a pleasant climate from November to March. Even the summer temperature is not very high. Due to its proximity to the sea, the nights are pleasant.


Dadra and Nagar Haveli Culture


ighty-nine percent of the total population of the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is comprised of tribal population, majority of them being Kokna and Bhil. Two major dance forms of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are the Tarpha Nach (nach, dance) and the mask dance or Bhavada. The Tarpha dance is more popular in the hilly regions among the Koknas. In this dance, the performers hold each other by the waist and dance in close formation to the accompaniment of the tarpha or pavri, a wind instrument made of dried gourd. The dance is known as Pavri Nach. People may also dance separately, and this includes feats of skill, like forming a pyramid or rapidly revolving a dancer round a stout pole.



Kauncha is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Dense forests, spectacular mountain ranges and scenic valleys of Kauncha enchant you while the tribal life make you envy them for the simple and contended life they lead amidst the richness of nature. Feel how it would be like to be a part of the world that does not have technological facilities but can offer you the experience of a lifetime. Adventure seekers can have a whale of a time here rowing boats, skiing and canoeing. For those who love trekking, here is an opportunity to trek, camp and count the stars that gaze from above.


Swaminarayan Temple

Swaminarayan Temple is a perfect example for architectural splendor. If you have a keen eye for architecture, just a photograph of the temple would trigger your interest to plan a trip to the site regardless of your faith. You will be amazed to find that not a piece of the structure is left without carvings. The spacious garden and the magnificent construction mesmerize visitors.


Dudhni Lake

Dudhni Lake is a vast expanse of water surrounded by small hills. Famously referred to as the ‘Kashmir of the West’, the lake is formed by the waters of Madhuban reservoir. The isolated Dudhni, which is home to the lake, calms your senses. Well, you have entertainments that can make your adrenalin flow. The water sports available here include rowing boats, speed boats, water scooters, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and shikara rides. Trekking through the dense forests and camping on the river side would be a memorable adventure. If you love to have a glimpse of the life of tribals, here is your chanch.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli Weather

The climate is tropical in Silvassa. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. In Silvassa, the average annual temperature is 26.7 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 2169 mm.
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