Union Territories of India

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 is known for a list of old era monuments and heritage sites and islands of Andaman, Lakshadweep with pristine beaches.

How many Union Territories are there in India in 2020?

After the decisions announced by the Government of India on Aug 5, 2019 – J&K as a state will be granted 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.

National Capital Territory of Delhi – Delhi

The official name National Capital Territory of Delhi, in 1956 Delhi was converted into Union territory. Today, Delhi is the largest metro green city of India by area and eighth in the world by population. Delhi also owns the 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 the banks of Yamuna river one of the holy rivers 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 – Chandigarh

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/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli – Daman

Daman and Diu are located on the 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 mixed 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 casinos in India.

– Silvassa

Dadra and Nagar Haveli located between Maharashtra and Gujarat and a 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 places to visit in Western India.

Pondicherry – Puducherry

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 the southern belt of India.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar are the groups of islands located in the Indian Ocean. The Andamans and Nicobars are separated by a channel. These Islands are blessed with unique tropical evergreen forest.

The British used these islands as an isolated prison knows 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 – Kavaratti

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 the largest city is Andreotti.

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 destinations in India.

Jammu and Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is now geographically divided 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

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 the Kashmir region and Siachen Glacier. Image source.