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Shopping in Goa Taking Back a Piece of Goa

Goa is not just about sun, sand, surf and seafood; it is also a great destination for shopping. A dream of every shopaholic, the state is flooded with flea markets and night bazaars to spoil you with choices. So, indulge in a little retail therapy and hang out in the street markets of Baga. End the day at the night markets of Arpora which is sure to satiate the shopaholics in you.
Anjuna Flea Market 10, St. Michael’s Vaddo South, Anjuna, Goa

Every Wednesday, the flea market of Anjuna comes to life with an array of shops. Termed as the queen of hippie flea markets, it is more than three decades old. It began with hippies who came here in 1960s – 70s and sold the stuff they brought from their homeland. Keeping back the tradition, market of Anjuna, bustles from the beach shacks area till the paddy fields. It sells everything a shopaholic would look for. While here, choose from a massive collection of clothes, jewellery, bed sheets, wall hangings, hammocks, etc. If you visit after 5 pm, you can also make use of the bars and shacks that play Goan music.

Timings: 9 am to 6 pm every Wednesday

What to Buy: Footwear, artificial jewellery, souvenirs and funky items

Arpora Saturday Night MarketArpora, North Goa

About 4.3 km from Anjuna Beach and 3.7 km from Baga Beach, the Saturday Night Market is also famous as Ingo’s Night Market. This is not just a place for shopping, but is also a popular haunt for its ambience. There is a live music zone full of bars and restaurants that serve organic salads, Greek food and Goan delicacies. The variety of chocolates sold here would surprise chocolate lovers. Shoppers can pick up from a wide range of clothes, bags, spices, funky jewelry, handicrafts, leather accessories, shoes, exotic lamps, and more. Nearby Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar is also worth a visit.

Timings: 6 pm to 2 am every Saturday

What to Buy: Clothes, bags, spices, funky jewelry, handicrafts, leather accessories, shoes and exotic lamps among many more. 
Mackie’s Night Bazaar 281, Baga River Bridge, Tamudki Vado, Marinha Dourada Road, Arpora, Goa

Another Saturday Market, quite near to the Arpora market, this too operates during the night. The market has many food stalls, live bands and shops. Here, one will find a huge number of shops and stores that offer an extensive selection of goods, mostly handmade by the local Goan artists. Shoppers can choose from a wide range of clothes, souvenirs, junk jewellery, shoes, leather goods and trinkets. Most of them are made ​​from the natural materials. Shoppers can reach here from the nearby Baga Beach or Mapusa Market.

Timings: 6 pm to 1 am every Saturday

What to Buy: Clothes, souvenirs, jewellery, shoes, leather goods and many natural products

Arambol Street MarketArambol, Goa

The make shift bazaar is run by Russians and Ukrainians who sell unique products not easily found. A favourite among many shoppers, this market begins a few hours before the sun goes down. They sell items like food, junk jewellery, glass pipes, hats and handmade clothes. More than just a market, this place is also a fun place. People bring their drums, Didgeridoo and handpans to create a music that is unheard and unseen. The market looks more like a music festival as performers can be seen juggling balls, hula hoops, poi and many other activities.

Timings: Few hours before sunset

What to Buy: Handmade clothes, food, jewellery, glass pipes

Mapusa Friday MarketMapusa Market Area, Panaji, Goa

If you are looking for the best of food stuff that Goa has on offer, the Mapusa Friday Market is a one stop shop for you. Just as the locals, tourists too love to visit this place for the love of Goan Sea-food. Opened only on Fridays, this market sells cashews, spices, sausages, cashew feni, toddy palm and organic food. Fresh fish and various meats too are available.  This is one place that every tourist visits to take back stuff that gives a Goan twist to their usual food.

Timings: 8 am to 6.30 pm every Friday

What to Buy: Handmade clothes, food, jewellery, glass pipes

Calangute Bazaar Calangute, Goa

Quite close to the Mandovi River, this Saturday bazaar is famous for selling Tibetan and Kashmiri products. As you walk through the fish and meat seller lines, you will come across the Tibetan section that sells a huge range of textiles, jewelleries, bowls and copper ware. Nearby Kerkar Art Complex has a huge variety of Goan artifacts. Also spend some time with the astrologers and fortune tellers in the Calangute Bazaar, who are quite accurate in their predictions. Kashmiri jewellery, textiles and carpets are also available here.

Timings: 6.30 am to 12 pm every Saturday

What to Buy: Kashmiri jewellery, textiles, Tibetan jewellery, bowls and copper ware


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