Nagar Haveli

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Nagar Haveli
Country India
State Dadra and Nagar Haveli
 • Official Marathi, Gujarati
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nagar Haveli (Portuguese: Nagar-Aveli) is the larger pocket in the Indian Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It is surrounded by the Indian states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. [1]

Silvassa, the capital of the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located in Nagar Haveli pocket.

Silvassa has a large number of factories and industries providing significant government revenue, which allows the city to maintain a low level of taxation.

Silvassa is also considered to be the home of Warli culture. Warli is the language spoken by the Warli people which is basically a mixture of Marathi and Gujarati languages with a local twist.[citation needed]

Silvassa is famous for its natural beauty with number of beautiful gardens. Well known Hindi movie "Phool aur Kante" was shot here. The Lion Safari and Vasona Deer Park are new upcoming tourist attractions.

Other towns in Nagar Haveli are: Amli, Sili, Saili, Amal, Kanadi, Vasona, Velugam, Dolara, Sindavni.

There is a small enclave of Maghval belonging to Gujarat that is located within Nagar Haveli, just south of Silvassa. Pratah Varta is a Hindi Daily Newspaper published from Silvasa.


  1. ^ "Dadra & Nagar Haveli". Retrieved 5/9/2013.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)