Union Territories | India
The union territories of India includes the National Capital Territory of Delhi, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep. The union territories are quite unique in presence when compared to their surrounding neighbours. Although they are small, each and every union territory has an important historical significance along with their own culture and influence. The journey starts in the following order. Andaman and Nicobar Islands form an archipelago located in the Bay of Bengal and are known for their spectacular beaches, thriving coral reefs and marine life. Port Blair is the capital of this union territory and has tropical forests covering its rugged coastline. Other famous attractions are the Cellular jail, Forest Museum, Gandhi Park, Havelock Island, Neil Island, and Havelock Island.
Next stop is the terrestrial gems. Puducherry, union territory was occupied by the French and hence the culture, food, and lifestyle of the people here is a mixture of Tamil and French. Auroville is a famous location known for its French houses and cafes. The Matri Mandir is an important landmark of this region. Walking along the Promenade beach enjoying the beautiful surroundings is a memorable experience for tourists. Chandigarh was planned by the famous French architect, Le Corbusier. Thus the city has a neat arrangement of roads, lanes, and buildings allowing smooth travel experience in it. The Capitol Complex is an important area where the government offices are located. The Leisure Valley comprising of different gardens provides a beautiful green, vibrant atmosphere through its fauna.
The Dadra and Nagar Haveli is located in between the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. It used to be a Portuguese colony and after independence in 1954, it now houses the local tribes of the area. Silvassa is the capital and has attractions like the Dudhni Lake, Vanganga Lake and Island Garden, Hirwa Van Gardens, and Silvassa Tribe Museum. Finally, the Daman and Diu union territory. Daman is located on the west coast of India bordering Gujarat and the Gulf of Cambay. Diu is an island off the coast of Gujarat bordering Junagadh district. Daman has many important landmarks like the Moti Daman fort, Devika beach, Bridge Side Garden and the Nani Daman known for their clean and picturesque landscapes. Diu is specially known for its Nagoa beach, Jallandhar Shrine, Diu Fort, and Gangeshwar Temple.