40 kms away from Silvassa, the capital of the union territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Dudhani is a large lake that has emerged as a popular tourist attraction in recent years. The construction of Madhuban dam on the Daman Ganga has resulted in the formation of a waterfront in Dudhani, taking advantage of which, the tourism department of Dadar and Nagar Haveli has invested in making Dudhani a popular destination for water sports. It is popular among the residents of Mumbai, Surat, Valsad and Vapi.
Satmaliya Deer Park is situated at Dapada in the outer area of Silvassa on the Khanvel-Silvassa road. As the name suggests the park is a home to a wide variety of deer species such as black buck, chinkara, spotted deer, sambhar, nilgai, four-horned antelope and many more. The word ‘satmaiya’ means seven plateaus. It is, therefore, a huge park and is spread over an area of approximately 300 hectares. Exploring every nook and corner of the park is a difficult task. The park houses a watch tower and a lake besides several other features that bring it close to Mother Nature. It is good to carry a camera to ‘shoot’ the beautiful creatures frolicking about the green vegetation.
The Bindrabin temple is one of the religious places in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This Temple is also known as Tadkeshwara Temple among the local residents of the area. It is situated on the banks of River Sakartod approximately 18 kilometers from capital city Silvassa. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is surrounded by tall trees and various species of flora and fauna. The carvings on the walls reveal the rich Indian cultures and its traditions.
True to its name, this park is mostly visited for the lion safaris here. It is a part of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary, spreading over an area of 25 hectares. It is also home to the Asiatic Lion.
The Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is predominantly inhabited by the tribes of the region. The museum showcases their ornaments, musical instruments, fishing and hunting gadgets, agricultural and house hold articles and several other artifacts.
The tribal way of life is displayed through life size models, wedding dresses and photographs of eventful ceremonies. The museum is popular with the tourists as it offers the glimpse of the native tribes and their vibrant culture under one roof.