Shopping in Goa
Goa is one of the few beach destinations in India that provides an equally pleasant shopping experience. Shopping in Goa is like exploring a Pandora�s Box. One comes across something new and interesting in every market and shop. Indians, as well as foreign tourists, both have pleasant shopping experience in Goa.
Till few years back Goa was thriving without any glitzy shopping malls, but the place now boasts of grand shopping complexes like Big G, Acron Arcade, Mall De Goa, and so on. Most of the shops in these malls sell branded clothes and accessories. However, tourists visiting Goa are not looking forward to the malls but rather local markets or bazaars that sell regional items.
Anjuna Wednesday Flea market offers one of the most exciting experiences of shopping in Goa. A number of local and outstation sellers come to this market for selling their goods. Sellers from other Indian states like Rajasthan, Gujrat, can also be found here selling their regional items. This market is vibrant as one can also enjoy things like tattoo making, puppet show, fortune telling, and other interesting activities.
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You can also shop in Goa during late nights. There are several night markets in Goa, for example Ingos Saturday Night Bazaar, Mackies Night Market, and Anjuna Flea Market. Most interestingly these markets come alive in the night with the help of live music or band performances. Needless to say, all the markets have shops selling great coastal food.
Another interesting way of shopping in Goa is exploring the beach side shacks that sell some of the best handicrafts, artifacts, and souvenirs. Most of these shack shops are open till late evenings. One can also find snacks and local food items like feni and dried prawn wafers in these shacks.
Goa is also a favorite haunt for the top Indian designers. You will find boutiques selling stylish designer dresses here. Casa Goa is one such place where you can buy dresses designed by Wendell Rodricks, Rajesh Pratap Singh, and others.
The market of Panaji is centrally located in Goa and has shops selling some of the best cashews of different variety and flavor. You must carry back cashews from Goa as it is a local produce and of excellent quality.
Goa shopping experience is more than just buying goods. One can stroll through the markets and enjoy a lot of local flavor by just watching the shopkeepers, their ways of selling, and the unique Indian stuffs that they keep.
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