12 Best Places To Visit In Silvassa

by | Oct 4, 2022

Dadra and Nagar Haveli now with capital city Silvassa, in Western India, was ruled by the Marathas till 1779. The 72 villages it comprises were offered to the Portuguese following a friendship treaty. Portuguese rule over the Union Territory lasted until August 2, 1954, and traces of it can still be found In 1961, Dadra and Nagar Haveli became a part of India and since then, it has been administered as a Union Territory, with Silvassa as its’ capital. The Union Territory is dotted with ruins from its glorious past. One of Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s major tourist attractions is in Silvassa – the Church of Our Lady of Piety (built in 1889 and still standing strong). The Bindrabin temple, also at Silvassa, is another famous tourist attraction. However, there are various tourist places in silvassa that are worth exploring.

  • Vanganga Garden
  • Hirwa Van Garden
  • Tribal Cultural Museum
  • Our Lady Of Piety Church
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple
  • Damanganga River Front
  • Dadra Garden
  • Bal Udyan Park
  • Lion Safari Wildlife Park
  • Island Garden
  • Khanvel
  • Dudhani


1. Vanganga Garden

Vanganga Garden is one of the best places to visit in Silvassa if you wish to spend some time in the lap of nature. It is stretched across an area of 7.5 hectares and has paved walkways for running in different directions. Different varieties of trees and plants are clustered in the garden area that makes it look like a mini forest. You can also spot small fountains in the garden that look extremely spellbinding in the evening due to the lighting arrangement. It also has a beautiful lake that is framed with a jogging track and a few restaurants for recreational purposes. You can enjoy boating on the lake, or you can even head to the garden to have a picnic or family outing.

Location- Silvassa Road, near Dadra Resort, Dadra, 396230
Price- Rs10/- per child below ten years & Rs 20/- per adult
           Free entry for morning walkers and joggers
Best Time to Visit- Between 6-7.30 pm( The fountain show starts at 7 PM)

2. Hirwa Van Garden

Hirwa Van Garden is a natural haven where you can witness thousands of different species of plants in a unique symmetry and order. This garden is dedicated to local God Hirwa and is known to be the floral oasis of Silvassa. It has manicured lawns that are dotted with flower beds where you can relax and unwind. The garden also has cascading waterfalls that allure the sense of the visitors. It is a popular picnic spot where the families enjoy some fun moments on the weekend. The garden also has several play zones for the kids and benches for older adults that makes. Laden with surreal beauty and tons of amenities, this park has become one of the best places in Silvassa.

Location- Silvassa – Vapi Rd, Near Pipariya Police Station, Dan Udyog Industrial Estate, Opposite Sahkar Bhavan, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
Price- Free
Timing- 10 AM-8 PM (Tue-Sun) Closed on Monday
Best Time to Visit- During the evening

3. Tribal Cultural Museum

The Tribal Cultural Museum is one of the best places to visit in Silvassa if you’re a history buff or an inquisitive soul. It provides a rare opportunity to get acquainted with the lifestyle of tribal people of Silvassa. It exhibits tribal objects like hunting tools, handmade musical instruments, kitchen articles, fishing gear, etc. The entire museum spans across an outdoor space and two medium-sized rooms and is managed by the state government. You can also spot here wedding dresses of the brides and photos of the eventful ceremonies that were celebrated within the tribal communities. The tourists from all across the world visit this museum to have an intricate view of the cultural legacy of Silvassa.

Location- Silvassa – Vapi Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
Price- Free
Timing- 9 AM-6 PM (Tue-Sun), Closed on Monday
Best Time to Visit- During the evening

4. Our Lady Of Piety Church

This iconic Catholic church is one of the most beautiful edifices that is known for its breathtaking architecture. It reminds the visitors of the tales of the bygone era and is revered to be the central spot for devotion. The church was opened for public visit on 27th October 1889, and it is reckoned to be one of the oldest churches in Silvassa. This church has stained glass, wooden pews, window panes, wooden high altar and Mural of the Last Supper. The church was damaged due to an earthquake in 1912 and was closed down for renovation, but it was again opened for a public visit in June 1924. This stunning structure of divinity and peace remains steadfast even today, which is a declaration of the engineering aptitudes during that era.

Location- Sayli Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
Price- Free
Timing- 7 am to 7 pm every day
Best Time to Visit- Before the onset of monsoon

5. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Temple

This temple is located on the banks of DamanGanga River and is known for its beautiful artwork and splendid architecture. The temple is surrounded by green lawns which further accentuates its ethereal beauty. It is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and is extremely revered among the Gujaratis. It has an intricately designed central mandir that has been built using light pink marbles and it is one of the serene places to visit in Silvassa. The most unique feature of this temple is that neither cement nor structural steel has been used for its construction. It has artistically decorated domes and the walls of the temple display the idol of famous Indian saints. The melodious prayer chants and aartis by the priests give an immensely divine aura to this temple.

Location- Off Silvassa-Bhilad Road, Silvassa, 396235
Price- Free
Timing- 9:30 AM to 06:30 PM every day
Best Time to Visit- Early morning

6. Damanganga River Front

Damanganga River Front is one of the best recreational facilities located on the banks of the Damanganga River. The core design of this public place has been thoughtfully done to offer the visitors an enthralling view of the Damanganga River. Various cultural events,  music, dance, games and other interesting activities are organised here during the evening. During the morning, various fitness programs are organised here to encourage people to lead a healthy life. This is one of the best places to visit in Silvassa to spend some time in quietude and to reel into fascinating memories.

Location- Daman Ganga River, Silvassa – Bhilad Rd, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230
Price- Free
Timing- Open 24 hours
Best Time to Visit- During the morning and evening

7. Dadra Garden

Dadra Garden is a stunning spot in Silvassa where you can head over for the ultimate dose of refreshment and tranquillity. The entire garden remains lively with people doing yoga poses, kids playing in it plays zone and the fitness enthusiasts running in its walkways to shed some extra pounds. It is blanketed by lush greenery in every corner and truly seems to be a scenic wonder of nature. You can find here a wide range of plants and shrubs that are also known to have some medical significance. It has thatched huts, wooden bridges, benches and jogging paths. In the evening light and water shows are organised over here with splendid music to enthral the visitors.

Location- Silvassa – Vapi Rd, Dadra, Gujarat 396193
Price- Free
Timing- 11 AM-8:30 PM daily, closed on Monday
Best Time to Visit- During the evening

8. Bal Udyan Park

This is one of the best places to visit in Silvassa if you wish to give your kids the unfettered childhood joy in the lap of nature. The park has many seesaws, swings and merry-go-rounds for the kids where they can play for hours. You can even relive your childhood days by visiting this park that is packed with tons of amenities and offers a tranquil environment. It also has an aquarium where you can see the magnificent marine species.

Location- Silvassa – Vapi Rd, Dadra, Gujarat 396193
Price- Free
Timing- 7 AM-8 PM daily
Best Time to Visit- During the evening.

9. Lion Safari Wildlife Park

Being a part of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary, this wildlife park is home to many rare species of animals and becomes one of the best places to visit in Silvassa. The park majorly aims to monitor the lions, thus to increase their population proper measures are taken. From taking care of the cubs to tracking their locations and from feeding them proper diets to providing them with proper medications, all the processes are done here. In addition to all this, the park also offers budget friendly safari facilities in which people are offered a 40 minute ride.

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

Best time to visit: Just after monsoon season as this is the time when animals come out of their caves and areas

10. Island Garden

Featured in various bollywood movies multiple times, the Island Garden is a very beautiful tourist attraction of Silvassa. Surrounded by a quaint lake, this garden is home to many thatched huts, pretty bridges and gazebos to sit in. Staying true to its name, this garden is a small landmass located amidst a waterbody. Exhibiting nature in its purest form, this garden is dotted with various colourful flower beds and medicinal plants, hence becoming one of the prettiest places to visit in Silvassa.

Location: Silvassa Road, near Dadra Resort, Dadra, 396230

Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Best time to visit: Spring season when the nature is at its best

11. Khanvel

The small area of Khanvel is famed for being a mini haven of serenity and the best of nature. Being one of the most famous places to see in Silvassa, Khanvel lies on the banks of Sarkartod river and lets its visitors enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries. From chic cafes to luxury resorts, this area is dotted with all the basic requirements. Being an idyllic getaway, this picturesque landscape has many scenic gardens and entertainment options as well. The most famous attraction of Khanvel is the Butterfly Park which is home to more than 100 different species of colourful butterflies.

Location: Khanvel, Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230

Best time to visit: April to June, the summer season

12. Dudhani

Dudhani is a small city in Daman district, close to Silvassa and is known for its pristine lake. Being a very famous picnic spot, Dudhani ensures that you stay engaged and offers an array of activities in its vicinity. Being one of the most pretty places to see in Silvassa, Dudhani is surrounded by rich biodiversity in the form of water sources and thick forests. Reaching this location is fun and adventure in itself as you get to enjoy various panoramic views of the lake and you will pass through the topsy turvy lands of the thick dark forests. Many adventurous activities like speed boating, jet skiing, canoeing and kayaking can be enjoyed here.

Location: Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 396230

Best time to visit: Months between December to April


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