Nestled in the nature’s lap at Silvassa, the capital of the tiny former Portuguese colony of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, the resort captures the essence of this natural dream haven in all its splendor.
The territory lies near the West Coast surrounded by the state of Gujarat & Maharashtra and consists of two pockets namely Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The Territory was originally assigned to the Portuguese by the maratha Government in 1779 for an aggregated revenue of Rs. 12,000/- in return for their friendship.
The Portuguese ruled this territory till its liberation in 1954, and still visible is the blend of Portuguese architecture and tribal village life and culture.
Come summer and it’s time to plan your travel. Be it with friends, family or kids, a holiday is the need of the day to beat the heat and have a break from the monotonous city life. Sanctity, serenity and safety are the top priorities while planning a journey.
Silvassa is the best answer to all the dream destination thoughts for a holiday. Nestled in the Western Ghats between two major states, this peaceful capital of Dadra and Nager Haveli is the perfect getaway destination for Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat.
Trekking paths winding though virgin forests, breath of fresh air, the morning mist, the cool but bright sunshine of the day lets you interact with nature in solitude.
There are beautiful gardens on the banks of the river at Silvassa and Khanvel. Tadkeshwara temple on Sakartod river at brindaban, Vanganga and Vandhara gardens on Damanganga river, Bal Udhyan and Madhuban Dam are other picnic spots.
Other places of interest include the deer park and tribal museum Boating is also available.
Silvassa is located 125km from Surat, 180km from Mumbai and 385km from Ahmedabad. A few hours on the highways will get you to your destination. It is easily accessible by train too, Vapi station being the nearest station just 20 minutes away. Upon reaching Silvassa, one is greeted by the most magical sounds and sights of nature. Lush green forests, sky scraping mountains intersected with waterfalls, crisp pure air and chirping of the birds immediately elevates the mood and refreshes the body.
There are many hotels in and around Silvassa that provide comfortable and reasonable staying options. Most of them do not require pre booking but it’s always better to check out the accommodation facility before hand and pre book the rooms as per specific requirements. There are six to seven Resorts near Silvassa which provide the best experience of a wholesome holiday. With online accessibility to information, it is recommended to pre check and pre book the dates in a resort that meets your liking. Although there are many hotels that claim to be excellent resorts, only a few handpicked ones can be placed in the top category. Hence, a thorough background check will ensure that there are no unhappy surprises upon arrival. One can gather information online by searching for resorts near Mumbai too.
The resorts offer a complete fun package for get together, family outing, office picnics or weekend getaway with friends. Being summer, a splash in the pool water tops the holiday to do list. A well maintained swimming pool is what you will find in most of the top resorts. A few of them have themed water parks and slides too, taking the fun a notch higher. During the hot day, there are indoor options to avoid the heat.
One can enjoy snookers and other indoor games or check out the fitness centres and gyms. Many resorts offer state of the art spa and wellness services for the most rejuvenating experience. A few resorts have built in Jacuzzi too, to add that extra oomph factor to the stay. Come dusk and outdoor games, a stroll in the landscaped gardens and fine dining experiences are sure to give you a sweet and rested feeling.
Silvassa has a lot to offer to the nature lovers. The flora and fauna and the rich tribal culture form the back bone of Silvassa tourism. A few nature resorts offer nature trails and sightseeing packages too. Deer park, Lion safari, Hirvavan Garden and Dam are the must see attractions here. A trip to Silvassa is incomplete without checking out its world famous tribal art and paintings. They are the best souvenirs to collect too. There are many tourism places in Daman and Diu too.