The Island Garden, in Silvassa, is another popular tourist attraction and is mainly known for the Japanese style bridges. The Vangana Lake in the Island Garden is also popular, where paddle boat rides can be taken. There are various restaurants within the garden.
Parks & Gardens
Also known as Pipria Garden as it is located at Pipria on the Silvassa Dadra Road. The garden has been dedicated to the local tribal deity Hirva, meaning greenery or forest.
Named after a tribal deity ‘Hirwa’ is another beautiful garden at the entry point at Silvassa. The sight of colourful shrubs, criss crossing footpaths and kiosks will fascinate any vistor.
The most beautiful public space in town is the green and shaded Government Park, in the heart of Pondicherry. Standing smack in its centre is Aayi Mandapam. Built in Greco-Roman architecture, unsinfully white, during the reign of Napoleon III - Emperor of France.
It is one of the most important Mughul gardens in the city. The Shalimar Garden, which lies in the suburbs of the city, was once the first-night staging post for the Mughuls on their way to Kashmir and Lahore. In 1658, Aurangzeb was crowned emperor here. Shish Mahal, the beautiful central pavilion built by Shah Jahan is now in a fairly advanced state of decay. Some of the original painted flower decoration has survived.
National Rose Garden is situated in the Chanakya Puri area of the capital. This garden has some of the rare and imported rose variety. The best season to visit this garden is during December / January when the flowers are in full bloom. There is another rose garden in Hauz Khas opposite Safdarjang's Tomb.