It doesn’t really ever happens that we visit a place and we do not enjoy shopping there. Like most of the other destinations of India, Goa too offers some amazing stuff to its visitors. There are shops, flea markets, stalls, designer fashion boutique, and everything else. Shopping in Goa involves getting your hands on stylish clothes, jholas and other kinds of bags, funky trinkets, showpieces, wall hangings and mirrors made from sea shells, hats, beach wear, sunglasses, spices, cashew nuts, Goa’s own Fenny and much more.
Just remember, bargain as much as possible! Following are some of the popular markets in Goa for shopping:
Anjuna Flea Market
One of the most famous markets of Goa, Anjuna flea market is known to be the ‘hippie capital of Goa’ and is organized at the Anjuna beach on every Wednesday. You can get your hands on things pouring in from all across the country including bedspreads, saris and bags from Rajasthan; colorful T-shirts from Gujarat; jewelry from Kashmir; spices from Kerala, beach wear, trinkets, hammocks, handicrafts, and other souvenirs.
Anjuna flea markets starts around mid-November and continues till the end of April month. After shopping, savor sumptuous food and beverages from the nearest restaurants and bars. To see the maximum, visit the market after 5’o clock. Live trance music is the highlights
Friday Mapusa Market
Located in northern Goa, Mapusa is a tiny town that hosts the wonderful Friday Mapusa Market. Drawing huge crowds, this market is explored from locals from all around the state. Observe the typical hustle-bustle of a Goan market. It open around 8 am in the morning and shuts down in the evening at around 6 pm. Some of the best buys here are vegetable, freshest of fishes, fresh fruits, plastic utensils, and earthen cooking pots.
Municipal markets of Goa is basically a narrow street that has been converted into a market. These markets are perfect for a nice stroll where you see clothing shops, aromatic eateries, and shops of daily utility items. The specialty of this market freshest of catches, especially fishes.
Another wonderful market of Goa, Panjim market is equally popular amid locals as well as tourists with its main highlight being a mix of modern shops and local stalls. It is the state’s largest market.
Baga Beach Market
Organized every Sunday near the Baga Beach, Baga beach market is also a must-visit to get good quality meat, seafood products, rural products, wood carvings, household ware, textiles. earthenware, and handicrafts. There are tattoo makers and palm readers too.
Calangute Market Square
Organized every Saturday near the post office, beside the Calangute beach, this market has leather items, Kashmiri and Tibetan products, pottery, textiles, household ware, jewelry, clothes, meat and fish products, pottery and other things on display.
Ingo’s Saturday Night Bazaar
Held at Arpora, this night markets was started by a German National, Ingo Grill who liked the idea of Nite Bazaars. This markets is extremely famous for semi-precious stones; Kashmiri, Tibetan and Rajasthani handicraft items; books, paintings, music, funky jewelry, and clothes. There are a number of food stalls too, serving Indian and popular world delicacies.
Mackie’s Night Bazaar at Baga
Quite similar to the above mentioned market, this market has shops owned by Indian as well as foreign nationals. Visitors can savor Indian, Goan, Tibetan and Chinese street food. Live performances by local music bands.