One of the best vacation destinations for people who would like to have fun and freedom is Goa. Goa is not only famous for some beautiful and awesome attractions here but it also has some surprising shopping markets. Shopping? Yes, one must include shopping in the to-do list when you visit Goa.
Goa is called a vacationer's paradise and to complete a vacation, one needs to do a little shopping. Of late, shopping is termed as one of the therapies for the minds which leads to relaxation. Goa gives you plenty of opportunities for the same, as there are many markets which are filled with various items for the various requirements of a person.
If you are in Goa or planning to go to Goa, then you must visit these markets here and bring back loads of things, along with memories.
1. Anjuna Market
Anjuna Market is a Wednesday flea market and is one of the well known markets in Goa. The market was the brainchild of the Hippies who wanted to sell their products to sustain their living here. But things took a turn and now the market is a well established market and is the source of living for many. One can come across various things from different parts of the country along with some lip smacking food here.
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2. Baga Night Market
Though the Baga Beach is small yet beautiful, for those who love to shop, one can enjoy their stay here by shopping in the night market which is open on Saturday nights. The market has anything and everything under the sun up for sale. From basic grocery needs to clothes to food; everything is made available to you here. One can also find products from Goan villages up for grabs here.
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3. Margao Market
The Margao market is also known as Gandhi Market and is place for those people who are clueless about what to buy. The market is paradise for the implusive buyers; from spices to funky jewellery one would not be disappointed in this market. The market is well known amongst the localities for all kinds of shopping.
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4. Saturday Night Bazaar At Arpora
One of the best markets in Goa to get your hands on the finest handicrafts from the local artisans. The market does not come easy on your pockets but is definitely worth visiting. The market is also known as Ingo's Market.
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5. Mackie Night Bazaar
The Mackie Night Market is predominantly about food and also a little about shopping handicrafts, souvenirs, gifts and things that you would require to buy as a tourist. One can listen to the musical performances by local bands and you would not be able to resist the temptation of buying one or two or more items from this market. The market is located on the banks of the Baga river.
6. Mapusa Market
The Mapusa Market houses the true colours and flavours of Goa. One can find all sorts of things here, but you would be amazed to see the large variety of spices that you would get from this market. Apart from spices, one can also find handicrafts, pottery and pickles. The best way to find the items here is to discover the place by oneself and you get your hands on some of the best products available here.
7. Calangute Market
Calangute is not only known for its beach but is also known for its market place which is truly paradise for a shopaholic. One can buy all sorts of things from this market starting from clothes, jewellery to souvenirs. One could also buy products made of leather, metal and clay; in short, the market has a lot to offer you. The Calangute beach is one of the most busiest beaches in Goa and hence the market receives fresh and new products for the buyers.
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