The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is situated between the highly industrialized cities of Mumbai,Surat and Vapi.From 1779 to 1954,the land was administered by the Portuguese colonialists, after its liberation in 1961 merged with the Indian Union.Silvassa is the capital of the Union Territory. This place has quite a number of health resorts, parks, dam and a tribal museum available for tourists. The people of this area are known for their hospitality and they are very much into their own traditions and customs, dances and rituals, arts and crafts and many more to explore.
HISTORY : Dadra and Nagar Haveli comprises of 72 villages which has a reputed history with the Portuguese dominating the area for more than a century and half. In July 1954 the Indian nationalist volunteers liberated Dadra and Nagar Haveli resulting in a pro-India administration. It was from August 11th, 1961 and under the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, the territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli became a centrally administered union territory.
LOCATION Dadra and Nagar Haveli is sandwiched between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra and is located in the western corner of India.