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The enclave of Dadra and Nagar Haveli  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.
The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a small piece of land wedged between the Maharashtra and Gujarat. Until 1954, this area was under the Portuguese colonial rule. Between 1954 and 1961, it was self-governing. On its integration with the Indian Union in 1961, Silvassa was made its capital.
It is less than 500 sq. km. in size, 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 even during the day due to its proximity to the sea.
Mumbai is the nearest airport.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli almost touches the NH8 between Mumbai and Delhi. Silvassa is about 14 kms, from Bhilad and Vapi.
The nearest railway stations are Bhilad & Vapi, about 13 & 18 kms respectively from Silvassa, and are on the Western Railways.