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[citation needed]. 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 9 May 2013.