Silvassa, the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, is a popular tourist destination near Mumbai. Once a bastion of the Portuguese, Silvassa is known for its heritage buildings and exotic culture. . The city was known as Vila de Paco d’Arcos during the Portuguese rule. Another reason why going to Silvassa would interest backpackers and budget travellers is that the place is cheap as government taxation is low here. You should see Silvassa Museum, Madhuban Dam, the Dadra Park, Dudhani, Vrindaban Temple, Balaji Temple and the Ban Ganga Lake.

How to reach Silvassa:

By Cab:

A direct cab/car from Mumbai to Silvassa will roughly cost you about INR 1500 to 2500 for a single trip, depending on the size and type of the vehicle.

By Car:

Silvassa is about 173 kilometres away from Mumbai and it takes about 3 hours to reach this place by road. To reach Silvassa follow NH 3 to Kapurbawdi Flyover in Thane West. Follow Ghodbunder Rd to NH8 in Versova, Mira Bhayandar. Follow NH8 to Bhilad NH 8 Railway Crossing Road in Dhanoli. Take Silvassa – Bhilad Road to your destination in Silvassa.