The smallest state of India, Goa is among the top holiday destinations, owing to its vibrant culture, beautiful history, nightlife, beaches, food, and budget-friendly shopping. Hotels in Goa also present the same culture and a host of activities to make sure that you have a comfortable stay in the city.
There are many shopping malls in Goa, but the real essence of shopping comes when you choose things from the stalls and beachside markets. This shopping will be a great treat for your mind and heart when you will be exploring the flea markets and night bazaars. So, if you are a shopaholic, you cannot afford to miss shopping at these places:
Anjuna Flea Market: Located in North Goa, Anjuna Flea Market is a paradise for shopaholics. It is held every Wednesday and experience many footfalls that is due to its location as well as the products it offers. You can shop for hammocks, handicrafts, footwear, beachwear, bed covers, musical instruments, wall hangings, wooden carvings, jewellery, and many other beautiful things. Along with this, you can also buy small trinkets and clothes that are a representative of Goan art and culture. If you are tight on budget, do not worry! You can push the shopkeepers for a good bargain.
Mapusa Market: A Goan bazaar for the residents as well as travellers who are enthusiastic shoppers, Mapusa market gives you real flavour or shopping in Goa. The market has local vendors and traders from all over the city from whom you can shop for everyday items and clothes. Items that you can shop for include pottery, handicrafts, fresh fish, pickles, vegetables, textiles, coir mats, jewellery, and much more. This shopping will be highly amazing and fun-filled. You can bargain here as well for the things you need to buy. So, this is the right time to test your bargaining skills.
Panjim Market: Nestled in the Panjim city of Goa, Panjim Market is a great combination of shopping malls and street-side stalls. If you are in search of budget shopping, you can shop for handicrafts, jewellery, groceries, sweets, spices, cashew nuts, wine, and eateries from these street-side stalls. You need to make a plan to visit this market as you may fall short of time while exploring the shops here. This is because it is known as the largest market in the city with touches from peculiar Goan culture. The market allows you to take beautiful memories and things with you.
Calangute Market Square: Though a haunted beach spot in Goa, Calangute has its own market with amazing beach-side stalls and shacks. From normal clothing to beachwear, you can shop for all types of clothing here with a little bargaining. Along with this, you can buy handicrafts, souvenirs, jewellery, textiles, leather products, sea shells, trinkets, and savour delectable food. Here you can also treat yourself with fried prawns and chilled brewed beer. You can visit the market anytime during the day. The best part about this market is that its proximity to all hotels in Goa ensures that you are near a popular tourist shopping destination.
Mackie’s Night Bazaar: As the name suggests, the market is set up under the beautiful starred sky with hundreds of stalls to shop from. It is held every Saturday until midnight on the Arpora-Baga Road. The market is packed with a number of shopping hangouts which sell clothing, jewellery, antiques, handicrafts, and lip-smacking cuisines. To add more fun and entertainment to your shopping, there is also a live band performing with lively music.
So, get ready to explore these markets with a great and budgeted shopping. Also, when you are preparing your itinerary, do mention all these shopping destinations so that you do not miss any of these.