Hectic 9 to 5 job, back to back exams, a difficult project, long hours of city traffic, poor air quality; do you really need a reason to plan your next trip? For those who enjoy spending time in the lap of nature, a visit to the former Portuguese colony 'Silvassa' is a must. Capital of the Indian union territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa is a popular industrial hub that gained considerable attention upon being chosen as one of the cities under the Smart Cities Mission.
Located along the majestic hills of the Western Ghats, Silvassa is situated between Gujarat and Maharashtra. Travelers are mesmerized by Silvassa's heavenly vibe, Portuguese history, wildlife sanctuaries, water sports, and proximity to nature. The lush greenery and the scenic landscapes appeal to a lot of tourists who are seeking a break from the hustle-bustle of city life. Silvassa borders the state of Gujarat and that is why Gujrati influence can be spotted in the local food and culture. Like most tourist destinations, a variety of continental cuisines are available here but the authentic Gujrati delicacies of Silvassa are mouth-watering. While in Silvassa, some must-try items are Ubadiyu and Khamman and Gamthi. People who enjoy wine could get their hands on the popular and locally prepared wine at discounted prices as alcohol is duty-free in Silvassa.
One of the must-visit attractions in Silvassa is The Lion Safari Wildlife Park which is a part of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary. The Vanganga lake is a great destination for ‘water babies’ who would enjoy some boating. The Island garden is a serene and peaceful option for people who want to spend quality time in serene natural surroundings. The surreal beauty of Khanvel is a site that cannot be missed. Its lazy elegance along with its lifeline river Sakartod will detoxify you at all levels. For an outing with family, 45 km away from Silvassa, Dhundhni is a great spot for a relaxing picnic. Other places worth a visit are Hirwa Van Gardens, Tribal Museum, and Our Lady of Piety Church. People keen on shopping specialties like paper bags, Warli compositions, souvenirs, handicrafts, and knick-knacks, can visit Kilvani road.
With an average annual temperature of 26.7 degrees, Silvassa is a great spot for getaways throughout the year. The temperature gets better in winters which makes it a preferable time for tourists to visit.
The OYO hotels Experience
For the traveler of today, OYO rooms offer a great value proposition when it comes to accommodation for your holidays. OYO rooms are super affordable and offer several amenities like 24-hour room service, air-conditioned rooms, geysers, complimentary breakfast, television, free wiFi, and in-house restaurants. You can also get in touch with OYO captains who can help you with local restaurants and sightseeing recommendations to make your trip more personalized and memorable.
The price range of OYO hotels in Silvassa is between INR 1,208 to INR 2,526 per night. Most of the OYO hotels in Silvassa are couple friendly, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a comfortable and cozy stay at this stunning destination.