Dadra and Nagar Havelli

Location : Western India
Capital : Silvassa
Population : 138,000 in 1991
Area : 500 sq km
Principal Languages : Gujarati, Hindi, English

Dadra and Nagar Havelli is a quiet magical land of 70 villages, sandwiched between the west Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, near Daman, was under the Portuguese, till it was liberated on August 2, 1954. The people took over the administration under a unique system of self - government. On its integration with the Indian Union in 1961, Silvassa was made its headquarters. Since then, it has been administered by the Government of India, as a Union Territory. Dadra & Nagar Havelli covered with tall, awesome trees and winding rivers. The territory enjoys a very pleasant climate from November to March, which is actually the best time for a visit. The summer temperature does not go very high, due to its proximity to the sea, and the nights are really pleasant.

Dadra & Nagar Havelli is basically a tourist attraction. The customs and culture of the area's tribals are an excellent lesson in the diversity of humankind.

For places to visit in Dadra and Nagar Havelli, please ask us by e-mail.

The territory's liaison officer in New Delhi may be contacted at:
F-308, Kasturba Gandhi Marg Hostel, New Delhi
Tel: (91-11) 3385761
Fax: (91-11) 3381086


Daman and Diu


Location : Western India, on the edge of the southern borders of Gujarat state.
Capital : Daman
Population : 102,000 in 1991
Area : 100 sq kilometres
Principal Languages : Gujarati, English


Daman and Diu was a Portuguese for a long time, even after India gained its independence from the British. In 1961, it was made a part of India and was a part of the erstwhile Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu. After statehood was conferred on Goa on May 30, 1987, Daman and Diu was made a separate Union Territory.

Both Daman and Diu are tourist attractions. They are both beach towns. There are many historical places to see.

For more information on Daman and Diu, please contact:
Liaison Officer, Daman and Diu
F-308, Kasturba Gandhi Marg Hostel, New Delhi
Tel: (91-11) 3385761
Fax: (91-11) 3381086