There are eight beautiful union territories in India, Administered by the Central government. These Union Territories are the fastest developing modern and beautiful belt for tourism in India as well as in terms of industry and infrastructure too.
Daman and diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are famous for its excellent beaches, Portuguese churches and forts while on the other hand, Delhi known for list of old era monuments and heritage sites and islands of Andaman, Lakshadweep with pristine beaches.
After the decisions announced by Government of India on Aug 5, 2019 – J&K as a state will be grants special status and decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir with a legislature, and Ladakh without a legislature. A total of 8 Union territories in India.
After the merger of the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu in December 2019, effect on 26 January 2020. There are now eight union territories in India.
The official name National Capital Territory of Delhi, in 1956 Delhi was converted into a Union territory. Today, Delhi is the largest metro green city of India by area and eighth in the world by population. Delhi also own National Capital Region (NCR) urban area in which Noida, Gurgaon, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad are included.
The capital of India Delhi is located on banks of Yamuna river one of the holy river in India. Delhi has many tourist attractions for the people of all around the world like Palika Bazaar, lotus temple, Red fort, Mugral era tomb, Jama Masjid and the Pride of India “The India Gate”.
Chandigarh is one of the best city in India to live and work, It is also known as the Green city of India. Chandigarh, is the capital of both states Haryana and Punjab.
Chandigarh is considered as the first well planned city of India, List of tourist attractions includes Rock Garden and Sukhna lake and a bird sanctuary located in the city which is home for a variety of bird species are best places to visit in Chandigarh.
Daman and Diu is located on western coast of India, Daman city is the capital having an area of 72km. Daman and Diu is the second smallest among the other union territories in India and has a mix culture of Indian and Portuguese.
Daman and Diu are known for its untouched and explorer natural beauty. A trip to the famous beaches, Portuguese churches and forts of Daman and Diu can not be forgettable, also Daman city has one of the most famous casino of India.
Dadra and Nagar Haveli located between Maharashtra and Gujarat and few kilometers from the city of Daman. A beautiful lake Garden Vanganga is located at the entrance of the city. Because of its scenic natural beauty and pleasant climate, Dadra & Nagar Haveli are dream tourist destinations of Indian. Silvassa capital is one of the best place to visit in Western India.
Pondicherry is located on the eastern ghat of India, It was a former French colony. Puducherry is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South India. Beaches, Walkways and Churches of Puducherry are must see places in southern belt of India.
Andaman and Nicobar are the group of island located in the Indian Ocean. The Andamans and Nicobars are separated by a channel. These Islands are blessed with a unique tropical evergreen forest.
The British used this islands as an isolated prison know as Kala pani for Indian freedom fighters. Local people of Islands still maintained their separated existence, these Indian tribes are known as Jarwa and Great Andamanese. Port Blair is the largest city and the capital of Andaman Island.
Lakshadweep is the smallest union territories in terms of area as well as in population. Lakshadweep located off of the coast of Kerala in the Laccadive Sea. The total area is 32 km and Kavaratti is the capital with a largest city is Andrott.
Lakshadweep is one of the growing tourist island in India as well as India’s one of the best tourism location for Adventure sports. Though some of the Islands of Lakshadweep are still inhabited and full of natural beauty, color reef and virgin beaches hence become one of the best honeymoon destination in India.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir is now geographically divide the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Kashmir Valley, Srinagar and Jammu are the most popular places to visit in J&K. Image by confused_me from Pixabay
Ladakh is the land of high altitude mountain passes, now a union territory of India and home to world highest motorable roads like Umling La, Marsimik La and Khardung La. The Government of India is also promoting tourism in Ladakh as well as in Kashmir region and Siachen Glacier. Image source.