The picturesque city of Silvassa forms the capital of the Indian Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Far from the mad rush and hustle and bustle of a big city, it offers a quiet and peaceful surrounding that is apt for communing with nature. Silvassa has a rich heritage and cultural background with a strong Portuguese ancestry. It is also a commercial hub of the Union territory and is home to a large number of industries and factories. Beautiful gardens, wildlife and friendly and hospitable tribal natives make Silvassa a popular destination among tourists. The weather is generally pleasant during November to March making it the most suitable period to visit this city.