The scenic town of Khanvel is situated 20 kilometres in the south of Silvassa. The drive to the town itself heralds the spectacular beauty awaiting the visitors. The wide and smooth roads leading to Khanvel are lined with towering stately trees, tribal villages surrounded by lush green hills and thick forests that provide a green cover over them.
Khanvel offers a stunning landscape teeming with verdant mountains, rolling green meadows, terraced gardens, pastoral cottages and the bubbling river Sakartod winding its way through the thick forests. The region is a veritable haven of peace and tranquillity.
The bird and animal lovers can enjoy the sight of fruit bats, barbets, flycatchers, flying foxes and many more interesting species. The breath-taking scenery in the mists of the winter mornings in Khanvel is straight out of the Swiss picture post cards. The whole region is covered with a lush green hue.
The Van Vihar Tourist complex in Khanvel is a home to a deer park, a cactus house, a greenhouse, several hotels and pastoral cottages on the riverside.