Distance: 167 kms
Silvassa is the capital of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli, which is a Union Territory of India. The city was known as Vila de Paco d’Arcos during the Portuguese rule. It gained much importance in 1885 when the Portuguese decided to transfer the administration of Nagar Haveli into it.
Silvassa was only a small village till the 19th century and a lot of developments started happening once the seat of power was changed. It became a town in 1885 and today, has a number of factories and industries that generate enough government revenue and help the town maintain a low level of taxation.
Attraction around:There are several places of interest in here which make it a popular weekend getaway near Mumbai. Situated very close to the Silvassa bus stand is a Roman Catholic Church which is noted for its beautiful Portuguese architecture.
The Silvassa Museum is another popular tourist destination and it bears exhibits and artefacts which explain the history of the town and the culture of its people.
The Madhuban Dam is where visitors flock to. The Dam is built over the River Daman Ganga and boating facilities have been arranged for tourists on the river.
Some of the other places of interest in the town include the Dadra Park, Dudhani, Vrindaban Temple, Balaji Temple and the Ban Ganga Lake