Silvassa is the capital of the union territory, of Dadar and Nagar Haveli. The city is a juncture between Maharashtra and Gujrat. It joins the two states and this is the place that is a bearer of the confluence of their history and cultures. The capital city was first ruled by the Marathas and then the Portuguese. It remained a Portuguese colony till 1954, seven years after India’s independence.
A wonderful city and capital of the Indian Union Territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa is a site of rich history. A prominent city during the Portuguese dominance over India, Silvassa developed as a town in the late 19th century. The region is rich in historical sites, wildlife parks and natural beauty. The scarce population of this city speaks prominently Portuguese as well as Gujarati and Marathi too. Making a perfect holiday destination, Silvassa invites tourists over for a glimpse at its culture and traditions. Listed out here are the ten best resorts in the city that promise best comfort and a luxurious stay.
Situated on the foot hills of Western Ghats, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the Union Territory, not only boasts of rich natural beauty but also of an interesting history. The land, which was ruled by Koli chiefs later came into the hands of Marathas who offered Portuguese the right to collect revenues from here to seal their support to fight Mughals. After Indian liberation the land was still under the control of Portuguese until it was freed in 1954. The Union Territory merged with India in 1961.