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September 20, 2011
Location of Silvassa
Silvassa is the capital of the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli which is made up of two enclaves- Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Located at the foothills of the Western Ghats, Dadra and Nagar Haveli comprises of 72 small villages nestled between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Silvassa got its name from the Portugese word "Silva" which means "woods" owing to its large forest cover. This makes Silvassa a popular destination for eco tourism, as 53% of the city is under forest cover, making it an ideal habitat for a wide species of birds and animals.
Tourist Destinations in Silvassa
Given its incredible scenic beauty, intense greenery and wide variety of Flora and Fauna, Silvassa has many interesting and beautiful tourist destinations for tourists to explore, some of which are:
Tribal Museum Vanganga Lake Garden Hirwa Van Garden Island Garden
Our Lady of Piety Church            
Hotels and Accommodation in Silvassa
Silvassa offers tourists a wide range of hotels and guest houses, right from budget hotels to mid range and top end hotels, visitors can choose what suits their budget and preferences.
How to Get to Silvassa
There are many reliable ways to get to Silvassa as the city is very well connected. Here are a few ways one can get to Silvassa:
Road
Silvassa is connected by an excellent network of roadways. The nearest bus stand to Silvassa is the Silvassa Bus Stand which almost touches the Western Express Highway (National Highway 8). Mumbai and Pune are neighbouring cities to Silvassa and are very well connected by government owned and well as privately owned air conditioned as well as non air conditioned buses.
Rail
Silvassa does not have its own railway station and the nearest railway station is located in Vapi, 13 kms from Silvassa and is well connected to cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad among others. One can hire an auto rickshaw or a taxi from the railway station to reach Silvassa.
Air
Being a small city Silvassa does not have its own airport and the closest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai which is at a distance of 120 kms from Silvassa and is very well connected by carriers like Air India, Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, IndiGo Airlines, and Kingfisher Airlines to name a few. One can hire a taxi from the airport to reach Silvassa.
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