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.
Agri, Warli, Bhili, Bhilodi, Gujarati and Hindi
Climate and Geography
Dadra and Nagar Haveli covers an area of 491 km2 and is surrounded by Gujarat from the North and Maharashtra from the South. The union territory has also bagged the prestigious 4th rank amongst all union territories.
The summers are usually hot initially and turn humid as the months pass, and the maximum temperature that can be experienced in the city is as high as 39 degree in May. The union territory receives monsoon from June to September and it is the South West monsoon winds that bring rainfall to the union territory. Winters also ensconce in the union territory and temperature usually varies from 14° to 30°.
The nearest airport to Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located in Mumbai. The union territory is at arm’s distance from National Highway 8 and between Delhi and Mumbai. The railways station Bhilad is situated 14 km from Silvassa, and Vapi is located 18 km from the capital.