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This enclave is one of the areas "liberated" from the Portuguese by Indian forces in 1954.
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The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a small piece of land cornered between the big states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Until 1954, this area was under the Portuguese colonial rule. On its integration with the Indian Union in 1961, Silvassa was made its capital. Since then, it has been administered by the Government of India as a Union Territory.
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The surface is confined to less than 500 sq. km. It is covered with tall trees and winding rivers. The hospitable, kind, unselfish native tribals have their own customs, dances and rituals which are quite fascinating. The territory enjoys a very pleasant climate from November to March, which is actually the best time for a visit. Temperatures during summer are comfortable both during daytime and nighttime due to its proximity to the sea.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:09, 22 February 2007

The enclave of Dadra and Nagar Haveli [1] is a tiny union territory in Western India wedged between the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The two regions - Dadra and Nagar Haveli are separated from each other by a few kilometers. Both lie on the West coast, at the mouth of the Daman Ganga river.

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The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a small piece of land cornered between the big states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Until 1954, this area was under the Portuguese colonial rule. On its integration with the Indian Union in 1961, Silvassa was made its capital. Since then, it has been administered by the Government of India as a Union Territory.

The surface is confined to less than 500 sq. km. It is covered with tall trees and winding rivers. The hospitable, kind, unselfish native tribals have their own customs, dances and rituals which are quite fascinating. The territory enjoys a very pleasant climate from November to March, which is actually the best time for a visit. Temperatures during summer are comfortable both during daytime and nighttime due to its proximity to the sea.

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By road, Dadra and Nagar Haveli , almost touches the Bombay - Baroda - Delhi National Highway No.8 (Western Express Highway). Silvassa is about 14 kms, from Bhilad and Vapi.

The nearest railway station is Vapi via Western Railways, which is about 18 kms from Silvassa.

Bombay is the nearest airport.

Last Modified on 25th December, 2002.

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