Location : Dadra & Nagar Haveli | Category : Stopover Trips | Distance from Pune : 299 KMs
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Silvassa is located in and is the capital of the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is a  paradise for trekkers and backpackers. It has a lot to offer to tourists who are interested in wild adventures. Silvassa has a Portuguese heritage and a distinct indo-Portuguese culture can be seen. Hence there are many Roman-Catholic churches around the city. During the Portuguese rule, Silvassa was called Vila de Paco d’ Arcos.
 
The city is famous for its natural beauty and its numerous gardens. The deer sanctuary and the lion safari are new and upcoming attractions in the city.. The city has become an industrial hub and has a floating working population. This provides for a significant contribution to revenue, making Silvassa a city with low level of taxation. Many big names like Ramco, Hindalco, Sterlite, Gulf Oil, Castrol, Reliance etc. have their factories here. Workers from many parts of India come here. Due to the continuous influx of people, many cultures can be seen here.
 
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By Abhishek
03 Feb 2014

Silvassa is a place blessed with natural beauty. You can see a strong influence of the Portuguese culture here. There are churches as well as temples you can visit. Water sports at Madhuban dam is absolutely thrilling. The lakes and their surroundings are very serene. A land of gardens lakes, Silvassa has everything to offer tourists. It is an ideal location for a getaway from the busy city life.

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