You’re at the threshold of discovering a unique place called, Daman where you can do business while you wallow in its Indo Portuguese culture.
History says that Damão was a chance discovery of Portuguese captain, Diogo de Mello when his ill-fated caravel was literally washed ashore in July 1523 following one of those violent cyclones typical of these waters.
Your discovery is more by choice than chance but it can be the chance of a life time!
Though the imposing centuries-old Portuguese forts, churches, chapels and buildings have withstood the test of time – all 450 years of them – it is the culture that breathes life into them – a heady blend of Portuguese and Indian cultures which, is multicultural, multilingual, multiracial, multi-religious… yet, always in beautiful melodic harmony. Respect the cultural heritage of the locals and you will be accepted as one – a small investment with big returns.
Damão is not just its former Portuguese name – when broken up into its two syllables, viz., ‘Da mão,’ it reveals the secret behind the characteristic hospitality of the typical Damanense –’Give me your hand,’ which, in Portuguese means, Welcome!
In the 16th century, the Portuguese came in from the sea…
You’ve arrived from cyberspace and I’m going to be your guide for as long as you wish to stay here.
Who knows what opportunities lie waiting for you? Unless of course, you explore and discover Daman for yourself!