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Silvassa was formerly a Portuguese colony but now it has become a popular tourist site flushed with wildlife sanctuaries, scenic destinations and beaches. It lies between Maharashtra and Gujarat and it comprises of 72 villages and many Roman-Catholic churches that stand as a testimony to the Portuguese rule during the historic times. Due to its rich Portuguese heritage it is also a famous spot for history enthusiasts who wish to explore the hidden treasures of this city.

Silvassa is extremely renowned for its exotic resorts, lush greenery, manufacturing industries and tax-free alcohol. It is also a haven for those looking for handmade and originally crafted products like Warli painting and paper bag. 

There are several natural attractions around the area that have made Silvassa a popular tourist getaway site. The Lion Safari Wildlife Park, spread over 25 hectares of land, is home to the majestic Asiatic Lion. The Vanganga Lake is a dainty reserve with flowers and gardens blooming around it. Often, visitors take boat rides to the lake and take in the surroundings in all their aesthetic appeal. Island Garden is another popular tourist destination in Silvassa with thatched and wooden huts decorating its premises. The island is visited via boat rides from ashore. 

Apart from a repertoire of attractions, Silvassa also constitutes of many popular activities, including trekking, nature walks and cultural explorations. There are museums built in the city for history enthusiasts who want to have an immersive understanding about the archaeology and past of the place. 

The summers here are hot and dry with the scorching heat making it impossible to sightsee during afternoons. The nights are cool and pleasant. Therefore, the best time to visit Silvassa is during winters, from September to February. The post-monsoon season also offers an ethereal view of the town as the showers wash everything clean. The monsoon here is highly unpredictable, as there are times with heavy showers, while the others are only light drizzles that recede with time.
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23 January 2016
Excellent
Wow, it was like a dream come true place for me. The resort is located on the banks of the river which makes it further more appealing. I wish I had little more time in hand. Great experience guys!!!
23 November 2015
Excellent
Amazing place! Great time...The resort is located on such a beautiful place - Had a peaceful time. A completely refreshing experience.
27 January 2016
Superb
WOW. Yes, it was a great stay here. I had participated in the amazing games and it was great. It was not additionally charged too. I wish the staffs had been more prompt and energetic in their service. If that was there, then this would have been an awesome experience. Also, the food was not that good. It should have been much better.
09 October 2015
Superb
This is an amazing place. The service was good. However, the ambiance was not that great. From outside this place looks all classy but once you get into the room, it is all very cheap looking. I wish that there were better and nice ambiance setting inside the room. That being said, this was pleasant stay as the resort had some amazing recreational games. I always considered this place as a paradise for nature lovers. This is one place where one can sit back and relax as well as have adventurous sports. I wanted to take a laid-back and a relaxing weekend away. This is why I chose to stay in the resort here. It was completely worthy and an amazing experience for me. Also, it was very rejuvenating and refreshingly pleasant to have a stay in an estate instead of luxurious hotels.
21 November 2015
Superb
It was a good experience. My cousin got married in this resort, and he took this package for close relatives. The stay was awesome. They had a big hall specifically set for weddings. The whole experience was great. I had an amazing time. I loved the whole ambiance. Also, the hotel authorities themselves have planned the wedding arrangements and those were really brilliant. My cousin was telling that everything was well planned in budget too. This is a nice place for small scale weddings, or bridal showers, corporate events. I would suggest this totally.
Renting a car with Thrillophilia was easy as well arranged for us with a good driver and good condition car
Car-rental was definitely a great idea to roam the place, everything went smoothly from hotel pick-up and dropped -off. The driver was nice altogether we had a great day... This worth it as it saves us from time and energy
10 October 2015
Superb
This was like the Wonder La. When I visited Dadra, I took an extensive adventurous package of treks, camps, etc. As a closure, I took this, and I was surpised. I was expecting some relaxing day, but it was adventurous again. No complaints though. They had amazing water sports, and super cool swimming pool. The food was good too. It is worth every penny. In fact, this is quite a steal at this price.
27 June 2015
Superb
There were a lot of things that were worth mentioning like the forest visits, the games, the strolls in the nature trails but the food was not great.
28 August 2015
Superb
With this stay and water park activities in Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, I had a great time. After tiring visits to the forests there for a research, we picked this package to stay over. This was a delightful stay. We stayed in one of the most popular resorts in Silvassa. We also enjoyed an array of facilities in the water park. With a group of other travellers, I got to play a lot of exciting water sports. I enjoyed those a lot. The food was good too. Also, the stay was brilliant. It had a 4 star experience. The only drawback was the crowd at the resort. I suggest this totally for all people. It is totally worthy at this price for all of you people here. Especially, your kids will enjoy this, so if you are planning a family vacation, take this one. It is worthy.

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  1. What are the best places to visit in Silvassa?

    1. Dudhni Lake: Exhibiting the perfect blend of nature with adventure, the Dudhni lake lies near the Daman Ganga River. Many adventure activities like speed boating, jet skiing, canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed here. This pristine lake has been a very famous picnic spot of Silvassa and attracts flocks of locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by greenery, this lake is the perfect place to enjoy some time at leisure with your loved ones while trying hands on various adrenaline rushing activities.

    - Location: Dudhani, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM
    - Price: INR 200 per person

    2. Tribal Cultural Museum: If you are a history buff who is interested in age old cultural practices then the Tribal Cultural Museum will turn out to be the best day out place for you. With various relics and statues at exhibit, this museum makes sure that whosoever visits here gets a hint of old world charm. The museum majorly aims to put shade on the tribal living and survival techniques. From their utensils to the clothes they wore, various artefacts are put on an exhibit here. One can also spot various life size sculptures here and click pictures with them.

    - Location: Silvassa - Vapi Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    - Price: INR 10 for entry and INR 50 for taking camera inside

    3. Hirwa Van Garden: The pretty flowerbeds and the cascading artificial waterfalls collectively make Hirwa Van Garden one of the most beautiful places in Silvassa city. Providing its visitors with mesmerising sights, this garden is loaded with the best of nature in the form of thick forests and local flora. Inside the garden lies a small food shack serving various regional snacks. Being a family friendly location, the Hirwa Van garden is flocked by many picnickers and nature lovers.

    - Location: Silvassa - Vapi Rd, Near Pipariya Police Station,Opposite Sahkar Bhavan, Dan Udyog Industrial Estate, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    - Price: INR 25 per person

    4. Lion Safari Wildlife Park: For all the animal lovers who wish to traverse through the wilderness, the Lion Safari Wildlife Park offers various adrenaline rushing safari options. This wildlife park is home to many rare species of plants and animals including sloth bears, deers, monkeys and if lucky enough, you might also spot various lions resting in their natural habitat. The wildlife park also houses a biological farm where various medicinal plants are grown.

    - Location: Silvassa Vasona Lion Safari, Silvassa Vasona Lion IN, Silvassa – Bhilad Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    - Price: INR 25 per person

    5. Vanganga Lake: Clustered amidst different species of animals and plants, the Vanganga Lake is located amidst the Island Gardens. With such greenery all around, this lake attracts an array of nature lovers and morning joggers towards it. Being a prominent picnic point among the locals, boating and dining options are also provided here. Either travelling with family or on a vacation with your partner, this Lake is a must visit to enjoy a delightful evening.

    - Location: Silvassa Road, near Dadra Resort, Dadra, 396230
    - Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    - Price: INR 20 per person

    5. Daman Ganga Riverfront: If looking for a spot which offers you solace away from the hustle and bustle of the city then the riverfront of Daman Ganga is a must visit location for you. With its serene surroundings, natural charm and beautiful flora, this spot lets you experience the best of nature. This riverfront is also famous for organising various fun events and fitness programs which further attracts various tourists from all over the town

    - Location: Daman Ganga River, Silvassa – Bhilad Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230

    6. Khanvel: If by a getaway you mean a place which lies far away from the city and takes you close to nature then make sure that you visit Khanvel once. Sitting amidst picturesque landscapes and pretty scenery, Khanvel is a small area which overlooks the gushing stream of the Sarkartod river. Loaded with fancy resorts and cafes, this place will offer you everything needed for a perfect vacation. Surrounded by rich biodiversity, Khanvel will let you enjoy the perfect atmosphere with scenic views and fun activities.

    - Location: Khanvel, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230

    7. Our Lady of Piety Church: Dating back to the late eighteenth century, Our Lady of Piety Church exhibits the brilliance of the Portuguese architecture. Being one of the must visit locations of Silvassa City, this church is a very prominent historical and cultural monument. The wooden pews, stained glasses, window panels and a mural of “The last Supper” make it even more charming and authentic.

    - Location: Sayli Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: Monday to Friday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  2. What are the best things to do in Silvassa?

    1. Visit the Island Gardens: Sitting amidst the Vanganga Lake, the Island Gardens are one of the most pretty locations in Silvassa city. These lush green gardens are loaded with local flora, gazebos and picnic spots where various tourists visit to spend their evenings. In the mornings, the parks remain loaded with local joggers who traverse along the tracks overlooking the lake. One can also opt for paddle boats to visit from one island to the other and can enjoy the best of nature while doing so.

    - Location: Silvassa Road, near Dadra Resort, Dadra, 396230
    - Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    - Price: INR 20 per person

    2. Picnic at Hirwa Van Garden: Spend an evening at Hirwa Van Garden and enjoy the most delightful time with your loved ones. This garden is known for the artificial waterfall it has which will undoubtedly keep your little ones entertained. You can also plan a romantic picnic here and spend the evenings amidst serenity while having a  perfect leisure time with your partner. The garden also has a restaurant within its premises, thus you can relish upon various local snacks.

    - Location: Silvassa - Vapi Rd, Near Pipariya Police Station,Opposite Sahkar Bhavan, Dan Udyog Industrial Estate, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    - Price: INR 25 per person

    3. Take up Lion Safari: The Lion Safari WIldlife Park will provide you with a chance to experience a 40 minute long safari at a budget rate. On your tour, you will spot various different species of animals including monkeys, deers and seasonal birds and if lucky enough, you might also get a chance to spot the king of the jungle - Lion. The environment of this Wildlife Park is animal friendly and all these species can be seen resting peacefully in their natural habitat.

    - Location: Silvassa Vasona Lion Safari, Silvassa Vasona Lion IN, Silvassa – Bhilad Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    - Price: INR 25 per person

    4. Shopping: The most common thing anyone will do when they visit a new place is shopping. At Silvassa City, you will be provided with an array of locations to shop at and many beautiful items to shop for. From handicrafts to food items and from local shops to high end brands, an array of items can be found in its markets. One of the most famous locations for shopping in Silvassa is the Kilvani Road.

    - Location: Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 39623
    - Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    5. Stay at a resort in Khanvel: Enjoy a delightful stay at one of the resorts in Khanvel while being presented with an array of Luxurious facilities. Khanvel is the most remote location in Silvassa and one can enjoy the best of nature here. Sitting on the banks of Sarkartod river, this area is rewarded with some of the most scenic views and happening surroundings. Many resorts like the Khanvel Resort and the Gulmohar Suites are the best locations to book your stay at and enjoy the views of the gushing streams.

    - Location: Khanvel, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Price: INR 2000 to INR 10,000 per person

    6. Try adventure activities around Dudhani Lake: Visit Dudhani Lake and spend an evening trying hands on various adrenaline rushing water activities. From speed boating to jet skiing and from canoeing to kayaking, an array of activities can be enjoyed here. The area around the lake is dotted with lush green swaying trees which add more beauty to the surroundings and offer activities like jungle hiking. One can also enjoy boating in Dudhani Lake and spending their evening traversing through the pristine waters.

    - Location: Dudhani, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
    - Timings: 5:30 AM to 6:30 PM
    - Price: INR 200 per person
  3. Why is Silvassa famous?

    Silvassa became famous because of its tribal heritage which showcases the struggles and the coping mechanisms of the older tribes. Till this day, the Tribal Cultural Museum has been ensuring that whosoever visits here gets a hint of their lives by looking at the life sized structures and their weapons and machinery.
  4. How can I reach Silvassa?

    1. By Air: The nearest airport to Silvassa is in Daman and Diu and is located at a distance of 7 KM from it.

    2. By Rail: The nearest railway station to Silvassa is located in Vapi which lies at a distance of 17 KM from the city.

    3. By Road: Silvassa is well connected to other parts of Daman and Diu through the road and various buses ply to and from Silvassa on a daily basis. One can take the Western Express Highway (NH 8) to finally reach Silvassa.
  5. What is the best time to visit Silvassa?

    The months December to February are considered to be the best time to enjoy a visit to Silvassa. Around this time, the climate is pleasant and the skies remain clear.
  6. How far is silvassa from Daman?

    Silvassa lies at a distance of 30.3 KM from Daman and this distance can be covered through roads within 50 minutes.