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Dadra & Nagar Haveli Tourism Overview

About Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra and Nagar Haveli is a union territory located in western part of India and its capital is Silvassa. In old times, the two territories were ruled by the Koli chiefs. If one traces the history, it can be also be found that the Koli chiefs were later defeated by the Hindu Kings named Jawhar and Ramnagar.

The two territories- Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been parted from each other via a few km distance. Both the regions sprawl on the West Coast and precisely on the mouth of Daman Ganga River. The 43% of the land is covered by forests and out of which 2.45% is protected area. If Forest Survey of India is to be believed Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) has two types of forests namely, tropical dry deciduous forest and tropical moist deciduous forest. The key produce of the regions is sisam, teak, sandra, khair, mahara, khairwood/khair etc. One can also spot variety of animals and birds in these forests.


Area : 491 sq.km
Languages :

Agri, Warli, Bhili, Bhilodi, Gujarati and Hindi

Capital : Capital