Vanganga Lake Garden of SilvassaA visit to Silvassa warrants a compulsory visit this beautiful garden. As the name suggests, the Vanganga Lake Garden is stretched across an area of 7.58 hectares of green manicured garden along with a beautiful lake. The garden is situated on the Silvassa Vapi road, around 5 kms from Dadra and 6kms from Silvassa. This amazing garden lake is located just at the entrance of the Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The whole garden has got paved walkways running across different directions, perfect for early morning or evening joggers. These walkways are lined on both sides by beautiful flower beds which soothes the eye. Various types of huge and tall trees are clustered in the garden area, and due to its vastness the garden looks like a mini forest.
There is a central island amidst the huge lake, which is connected to the main garden by a Japanese style bridge. For this central island, the garden is popularly known as the “Island Garden.” Small cottages are being built with sitting arrangements, for tourists to rest and enjoy the calm of the nature.
The lake is framed with long green trees and jogging track, with few restaurants here and there. There are few small fountains in the garden, which look beautiful in the evening due to its lighting arrangements. One can enjoy a leisure boating ride on the lake and enjoy the cool breeze. There are colourful paddle boats which can be used with a very nominal charge. People can shoot snaps of turtles and ducks paddling in line on the water and see colourful fishes inside the clear lake water.
Entry fee to the garden is only Rs20/- per adult and Rs10/- per child below 10 years. The garden offers free entry for morning walkers and joggers. This Vanganga Lake Garden is famous among film makers due to its maintenance and almost 40 Bollywood songs have been picturised here.
This garden is easily accessible for Silvassa tourists as it is very easily reached by auto rickshaw from Silvassa main town. One can also drive down to this place and enjoy a quiet time amidst green nature and fresh oxygen.
Few of the hand picked hotels near Vanganga Lake Garden are;
Utkarsh Hotel - 2.3 kms from Vanganga Lake Garden on Athal Circle
Room rate- Rs 11765/- per room per night
Ras Resorts – 3.6 kms from Vanganga Lake Garden on Naroli Road
Room rate- Rs 7500/- per room per night
Daman Ganga Valley Resort – 3.7 kms from Vanganga Lake Garden on Naroli Road,
Room rate- Rs 4000/- per room per night
Yatri Niwas - 2.3 kms from Vanganga Lake Garden on Pritviraj Chauhan Road,
Room rate- Rs 2200/- per room per night