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Dadra Park, Silvassa


Also known as the Island Garden Dadra, Dadra Park is a spectacular lush green garden-park situated at the entry point of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and about five kilometres from its capital city, Silvassa.

This magnificent park also has a picturesque lake and is dotted with quaint Japanese style wooden bridges, paddle boats, thatched huts and jogging tracks amidst hundreds of trees. It is spread over an area of approximately eight hectares and has a number of restaurants offering a variety of tasty foods for the visitors.

The garden strikes the visitors with a deja-vu, a sense of familiarity. The reason being it is a favourite shooting locale with the film makers from Bollywood. Scores of popular film songs and sequences with heroes dancing and wooing their heroines around the trees have been shot in this park.

The tourists can enjoy rides in the paddle boats in the lake in the pastoral landscape replete with variegated flowers and entwined pathways. According to an estimate nearly four lakhs tourists visit this park every year. The entry to the park is ticketed.

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