Se Cathedral in the Moti Darnan fort dates from the 17th century
and is totally Iberian. It has recently been renovated and looks quite
impressive. The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary has ancient
Portuguese tombstones set into its cool, damp floor. The altar is a
master piece of intricately carved, gold-painted wood. Light filters
through the dusty windows, illuminating wooden panels painted with
scenes of Christ and the apostles. The church is not always open; check
with the vicar of the Se Cathedral for the key.
walk around the ramparts of the. Nani Daman Fort (Fort of St
Jerome). They're a good place from which to watch the fish market and
the activity of the small fishing fleet, which anchors alongside. Near
the river on the Nani Daman side is an interesting Jain temple.
you inquire in temple office, a caretaker should be able to show you
around. The walls inside are completely covered with glassed-over l8th
century murals depicting the life of Mahavira, who lived around 500 BC.
It's quite pleasant to wander around the wide streets of the old Moti
Daman. The place has a very sleepy atmosphere, and the views across
the river to Nani Daman from the ramparts near the lighthouse are not
most of the economical hotels are on sea face Rd.
eating places are in the hotels. A beer will set you back Rs
25 at any of Daman's numerous bars, but most hotels charge more (around
Rs 32). If you fancy a drop of port wine, most bars charge about Rs 100
for a bottle. In February, Daman is noted for papri, boiled and
salted sweet peas served wrapped in newspaper. Crab and lobster are in
season in October. Tari palm wine is a popular drink sold in