Goa being a pocket-sized paradise is an incredible blend of Portuguese culture and Indian society and that makes this place once in a lifetime kind of a destination. Apart from beautiful beaches, thrilling watersports and this place have a lot more to cater to place. From beautiful sunsets, thrilling watersports, and amazing nightlife this fun-filled place has a lot more to cater on a plate. From leisure, surfing to colourful flea bazaars Goa has it all. Shopping in Goa is not only about flea markets and customized shops but it is also about designer boutiques and eclectic stores that offer unique handicrafts items at extremely nominal rates. So, here’s a quick list of the best places to buy gifts for loved ones and even for you on your trip to Goa.
Panjim Market is a delight to all the Shopaholics out there because it is a good blend of exotic and modern products. And here is a list of things you can shop at Panjim Market:
– Fresh Fruits
– Goan Sweets
– And local produce like Cashew Nuts.
Location: Panjim City, North Goa
Calangute Market Square:
Calangute Market is all about beach clothes. There are numerous beachside shacks and stalls and apart from this, the market serves authentic roadside Goan cuisines and beer. So here at Calangute Market, you can shop for:
– Handicrafts items
– Leather Products
– Artificial Jewellery
– Carpets and Metal Crafts.
Location: Calangute, North Goa
Did you know, Apart from Goan churches and sunsets the state is also known for its handicrafts? Well Yes in Goa you will find an impressive selection of beautiful handicrafts in the area that sell uniquely crafted items at reasonable rates. Here you will find:
– Handmade hats
– Artistic Weaving
– Woolen Tapestry etc.
Location: DIM emporium, Udyog Bhavan, besides industries and mines department, Opposite Azad Maidan
Hollywood Fashion is one of the most popular and best shops in Goa. If you are in Goa for a destination wedding or a formal function you can shop from the Hollywood market. It is known for detailed work and great turnaround time. It has everything that you need for a formal function like:
– Bridesmaid Dresses
– Bridal gowns and much more. You can choose clothing material from the shop itself or you can bring your own and get your outfit stitched.
Location: Fort Aguada Road, Near Souza Vaddo, Candolim
Colva Beach Market:
Another popular market place in South Goa is Colva Beach and it is a perfect place for street shopping. And trust me you need to be very accurate and smart with bargaining skills in order to get the gifts at cheaper rates. And the market is open every day so you can visit anytime for shopping. Here is the list of things that you can buy in Colva Beach Market:
– Hippie Outfits
– Leather Products etc.
Location: Colva Beachside
Mackie’s Night Bazaar:
Your visit to Goa is incomplete without exploring Mackie’s Night Bazaar as it is one of the most exciting places to shop in Goa. Here you will witness beautiful stalls selling eco-friendly items. And most importantly the vibe of this place is incredible as it never fails to impress locals and travellers alike.
Friendly Suggestion: If convenient visit Mackie’s Night Bazaar especially on Saturday Night as you will be able to bargain as much as you want to because of the rush and hence you will easily get things at cheaper rates plus it has a live music band that performs here almost every weekend.
Things to shop at Mackie’s Night Bazaar:
– Unique handicrafts
– Ornate lights and much more
Location: Arpora-Baga Road
I know it is not possible to carry back its pristine beaches, carefree bohemian vibe, incredibly fun-filled life but you can surely take back a bag full of memories. However, I have tried compiling the list hope you find it helpful. And Goan Souvenirs will keep you reminding about your visit to this Sunshine state. Have a good time in Goa. Thanks!
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