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  • Goa offers its tourists the best of everything hip and happening, and one of the elements is the lively shopping scene. From street markets, night markets to flea markets, Goa is the heaven for shopaholics from around the globe. Be it boho chic outfits, leather items, souvenirs, antiques, bags, junk jewelleries or hats, everything is available here at different markets spread across the state.

    There are endless local shops, flea markets to satiate your shopping spree craving. Also, you can indulge in retail therapy too, courtesy the weekly markets here. Almost all markets, especially the Saturday night market in Goa witness bustling crowd of tourists.

    Here is the list of best Markets in Goa:

  • 01Mapusa Market

    Mapusa Market
    At the Mapusa market, you will experience the traditional flavor of shopping in Goa. If you visit the market on a Friday morning, you will find the place a bit crowded but it’s worth it as all the items here are available at a very reasonable price. You can examine your bargaining skills here to opt for a better deal.

    Besides the famous fish and sausage products, fruits, vegetables, pieces of jewelry and coir mats are also pretty attractive and economic. For many tourists, the Mapusa market is one of the best markets in Goa as it offers the most gratifying shopping experience to them.

    Location: Mapusa, North Goa

    Timings: Every Friday from 8 am to 9 pm.

    Famous for: Fresh fish, dried fish, textiles, antiques, sausages, pickles and handicrafts.
  • 02Anjuna Flea Market

    Anjuna Flea Market
    You must get some time off from your busy raving and chilling around in Goa and visit the Anjuna, Flea Market. It has all the ingredients to give you a small dose of retail therapy. The place gives you the flavor of the flea market Goa culture and the shopping hub is historical too. The market first emerged as a hub of smoking jumbo joints by hippies but now wears a mainstream look where products arrive from all over the country.

    The Anjuna market can be described as a melting pot of varied Indian ethnic merchandise with Gujarati tribal ladies selling colorful sarees, scarves, shirts, and T-shirts, traders of Kashmir selling their clothes, shawls, handicrafts, shop owners from Kerala and Karnataka urging travelers to visit their spice stores among other activities. Sculptures from Tibetan stalls and bedspreads from Rajasthan traders are also sold at a reasonable price here.

    Location: Anjuna, North Goa

    Timings: Every Wednesday from 9 am to 8 pm.

    Famous for: T-shirts, sculptures, spices, jewelry, bags.
  • 03Calangute Market

    Calangute Market
    If you really want to immerse yourself into serious street shopping activity in the thriving markets in Goa, then you should visit the Calangute market square for sure. Here you get some of the unique items that are unavailable in any other part of the country. Be it sarongs made of seashells, handicrafts, antiques or leather products, the Calangute market has it all to turn any traveler into a shopaholic.

     You can buy beachwear, trendy clothes, souvenirs, seashells, carpets, leather products, handicrafts, metal products, trinkets among other unique items. It is one of the best markets in Goa that give you amazing shopping experience. Hundreds of tourists flock here on a daily basis. You can also try the small seafood snack counters for some evening munching joys here while taking a break from your shopping spree.

    Location: Calangute

    Timings: Everyday from noon to 8.30 pm.

    Famous for: Beachwear, clothes, carpets, leather items.
  • 04Panjim Market

    Panjim Market
    The Panjim Market is famous for offering a variety of useful items, especially food articles. Here you can buy some great authentic Goan spices, cashew nuts, dry fruits and last but not the least, an exceptionally well range of locally made wines. Panjim is the largest market in Goa where you see a combination of street shops, malls, and eateries.

    The markets in Goa are a great attraction for both native and international tourists and Panjim caters to the needs of all of them.

    Location: Panjim

    Timings: Everyday from 8 am till late evening.

    Famous for: Dry fruits, cashew, wines, and handicrafts.
  • 05Mackie's Night Bazaar

    Mackie's Night Bazaar
    Your Goa visit will remain incomplete if you don’t relish the Saturday market Goa feel. Running on the famous streets of Baga, Mackie’s night market is one of the most exciting places to be on a Saturday in Goa. Here you will witness hundreds of stalls selling beautiful eco-friendly items, unique handicrafts, gift items, souvenirs, bags, ornate lights, carpets, clothes among other goods.

     Foodies can spend a delightful time at this Saturday night market in Goa with several stalls selling varied delicious snacks and finger foods. The vibe of this flea market Goa is unmatchable and many tourists consider this place as a heaven for shopping. The cherry on the cake is the live music bands that perform here almost every weekend.

    So your Saturday night is sorted at this night market in Goa with a fun-filled shopping experience along with some gastronomic entertainment if you visit Mackie’s Night Bazaar. This Saturday night market Goa is helps you collect something or the other for every friend and relative.

    Location: Arpora-Baga Road

    Timings: Every Saturday from 8 am to 9 pm.

    Famous for: Jewellery, handicrafts, decorative lights, bags.
  • 06Ingo's Night Bazaar

    Ingo's Night Bazaar
    Ingo’s night market is known as one of the hottest flea markets in Goa. The place is also known as the Ingo’s Saturday night market. Here you will witness Indian traders selling carpets and handicraft items in the lower part of the market. The major highlight of this market is the several European sellers offering unique handicrafts, souvenirs, and antique items at their quaint stores.

    You can also get artifacts, clothing, hats, and jewelry among other such items. Shopping at night should be in your itinerary if you are visiting Ingo’s night market in Goa. It will fulfill your desire to shop till you drop for sure. Food stalls, beer stalls and music performances by local bands are a plus when you visit this shopping hub. With all this and more, it gives you the perfect Saturday market Goa feel.

    Location: Verla, Arpora.

    Timings: Every Saturday, from 4 pm to 11 pm.

    Famous for: Clothes and jewelry, artifacts, carpets, hats
  • 07Colva Beach Market

    Colva Beach Market
    Another popular market place in south Goa is the Colva beach market. It is a perfect place for street shopping in Goa as you can purchase beautiful hippie outfits, bags, accessories, and souvenirs from here. Various leather product stalls are also present where you can find some unique collection of shoes and floaters as well.

    However, you have to be really good at your bargaining skills as the place often charges high to the tourists, which is true for almost all the markets in Goa. You can get good deals here if you buy different types of goods and products. The market is open every day so it doesn’t matter which days you have time for shopping in Goa. You can reach here very easily as the market is just 23 km from Dabolim airport.

    Location: Colva beachside.

    Timings: Everyday from noon to 8 pm.

    Famous for: Backpacks, hippie outfits, shoes, bags, accessories.
  • 08Tibetan Market on Baga Road

    Tibetan Market on Baga Road
    Baga market or the Tibetan market on Baga Road is a cluster of hundreds of shops and stalls that sell clothes, shoes, souvenirs, jewelry, leather products, and other such useful items. All the goods and products here are locally made and are of good quality as they mostly contain natural ingredients. The Tibetan Market on Baga Road comes to life as the sun goes down.

    Lamps and lanterns light up this market as it begins to come to life after sundown. The ecstatic live music, food stalls, warm traders and overall a very lively atmosphere make this Tibetan market one of the most visited places in Goa.

    Location: Calangute-Anjuna Road

    Timings: Everyday Saturday from 7 am till midnight.

    Famous for: Souvenirs, trinkets, showpieces, jewelry, accessories, and earthenware.
  • 09 Hollywood Market

     Hollywood Market
    Hollywood Fashion is one of the most popular and best tailoring shops in Goa where you get bespoke tailoring service. If you happen to attend a formal function or a wedding in Goa, you can come to this Hollywood Fashion shop for perfect suits, blazers, shirts, and tuxedos. The shop has been running successfully for the past 20 years here in Goa.

    It boasts on its highly skilled team of tailors and designers who cater to all your needs of bridal gowns, leather jackets, bridesmaids dresses, suits for both men and women, casual wear, formal wear, and other such requirements. You can choose the clothing material from the shop itself or can bring your own to get your outfit made.

    The shop is popular for its detailed work and great turnaround time. So even if you are in a rush to attend a function in Goa, you can trust this shop for their best services.

    Location: Fort Aguada Road, near Souza Vaddo, Candolim.

    Timings: From Sunday to Saturday, from 9 am to 10 pm.

    Famous for: Jackets, suits, shirts and wedding outfits.

Sightseeing in Goa

Adventure in Goa

Attractions

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Dona Paula Beach

A lover’s paradise, the name of the location got its designation after a tragic love story, making the place more interesting and catchy. This former village is a heaven on earth that provides picturesque spots and huge space for sunbathing while relaxing in the calm beaches adjacent to clean blue waters.

Travellers love to be here to indulge in water sports like parasailing, kayaking etc. and gets the adrenaline rush at beaches like Dias beach and Dona Paula beach. Moreover, the markets for shopping are also vibrant and gets shiny names of food and drinking spots to attract visitors. For a perfect stay, one can also book their own resort or hotels here which are also loaded with amenities and good services.

Location
: 6 km from Panaji city.

Water Sports: water scooter, and motorboat rides

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

The oldest withstanding Church of Goa, beautifully built under the influence of Portuguese architectural style, is one of the best places to visit in Panjim. The lovely marble floor embellished with valuable stones adds up to the charm of the magnificent church.

The cathedral of the Church holds the remains of St. Xavier's in a silver casket which is elegantly decorated and, worshiped by his devotees. Famed for its amazing architecture, this ornate structure survived since the 16th century.
The locals believe the remains are eternal and, have obscure healing powers which in turn makes it one of the most attractive places to see in Panjim.

Location:
Old Goa Road, Near Gandhi Circle, Goa 403402, India

Timings: 
All days of the week except Sunday (9:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
               Sunday (10:30 AM - 6:30 PM)

Entry Fees:
Free

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
Approximately 11 km

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Fort Aguada

 Pulled up with a dark bricked stretch within the sea waters, Fort Aguada invites the visitors even from far to take a walk in, take a peek into the sea differently and get clicked in a movie style. The architecture of the fort is in royal Portuguese style and its vastness within the fortress is just grand.

One can witness the confluence of Mandovi river in the Arabian sea from here and the fort is a witness to the same since years. Embrace the old construction and military architecture here along with the lighthouse that stands tall. If the fort is not visited on a Goa trip, the trip is just not done right.

Location: At the southern tip of Candolim beach

Timings: Fort Aguada is open all days from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Entry Fees: Good news! There are no charges to visit this ecstatic location. Visit it like a free bird.

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Se Cathedral Church

One of the most striking churches in India is the “Se Cathedral” located in the Southern part of Goa. This magnificent church exhibits excellent artistry of the Portuguese-Manueline style with beautifully arched interior and an impressive courtyard. Previously, the cathedral had two towers but one of them collapsed in late 17th Century and was never rebuilt.

This cathedral is dedicated to St.Catherine, who belonged to Alexandria and there are six panels where her life scenes are beautifully carved. The most prominent feature of this cathedral is the huge “golden bell” which is one of the best bells in the world. This 250 feet high cathedral is a frequented spot and is visited by the tourists as well as locals. The tranquility and serene aura of the cathedral makes it a must visit spot in the list of places to visit in South Goa.

Location: 
Velha, Goa 403402

Timings: 
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Free 

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Shantadurga Temple

“Pious Aura” this is what you will witness at this magnificent temple situated at the foot of Kavlem village in Ponda Taluka. This temple is devoted to goddess “Shantadurga” who is worshiped as the “Goddess of Peace” and, it is one of the most prominent and, large temples in entire Goa.

The divine shrine was initially situated at, Cavelossim but during the demolition period of the Portuguese in the mid 15th century, the celestial being was relocated to Kavlem. The vibrant combination of the maroon, white and peach give the temple an enchanting old-charm look.

Apart from these, Nayan Manohar Deepstambh is another point of attraction which is beautifully lit during the festivals and at that time, the beauty has no boundaries.

Location: 
Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401

Timings: 
5:00 AM - 10:00  PM

Entry Fee:
Free

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The Church of Mae De Deus

This bright white building and Neo-Gothic architecture are so impulsive that just mesmerizes its beholders. One will surely get awestruck with the impact of peaceful beauty, settlement within the greenery and the aura it presents right from the first look to the same.

Right from the exteriors to interiors, the church is certainly one of the best places to visit in North Goa. Interestingly, it houses the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus which brought the church back to life post its ruin state. With imposing interiors and carved ornamentation on ceiling and walls, the church magnetizes not just the religion followers but also those who love to praise the reality on the ground.

Location: Chogm Rd, Saligao

Timings: Gate to God’s own home opens up every day from 9.00 AM to 12.30 PM and from 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM.

Entry Fees: Absolutely none!

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Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Sitting, right in the middle of the hillock this mighty church has three shrines of Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary and, Crucifixion of Jesus. Being the first church to built-in Goa it holds utmost significance in its tourism and, adding up to the most attractive places to visit in Panjim.

Previously, it was just a chapel in the early 15th century but, with time and tide, the chapel went through many transformations and, led to this massive structure which is elegantly built with influences of several architectural styles.

Location:
 North-Eastern Side of Central Square, Panjim 403001, India

Timings: 
All days 10 AM - 12:30 PM and 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fees: 
Free

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
Approximately 1.6 km away.

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Casino Royale Goa

This place will “blow your mind” as here casino floats on water. Deltin has modern and classy casinos which are undoubtedly the most happening ones. There are numerous floors sprawling over an area of 40,000 square feet with various sections to keep people engaged of all ages. With 123 gaming tables here, you can play all sorts of gambling games be it Poker, Teen Patti, Black Jack, and many more variants.

While you enjoy the gambling, you can also savor exclusive liquors at the whiskey lounge with amazing hand-rolled cigars. The casino provides all the top-notch amenities and, is the ace in the field of the casinos. Undoubtedly it is one of the most happening places to visit in Panjim.
One can also relax in VIP gaming suites where one can stay as well as play. The highlighting feature of the casino is that it is the only place with a dedicated poker room.

Location: 
Noah's Ark, RND Jetty, Dayanand Bandodkar Road, Panaji, Goa 403001

Timings: 
Open 24 hrs

Entry Fees: 
Monday to Thursday    Rs 2500/-   
                    Friday to Sunday
         Rs 3500/-

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
Approximately 1.6 km away

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Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

This wildlife century came into existence in the year 1999 under the Wildlife Act. The Sanctuary lies on the Western Ghats in the northern part of the Panjim city. Sprawling over an area of 240 sq km, it has rich flora and fauna which attracts the tourists. One can witness bewitching scenic views at this splendid Sanctuary which is the largest protected wildlife. 

Here at this sanctuary, you can come across numerous variant of animals like Pythons, Cobras, Slender Toris, Jungle Cats, Elephants, avian Birds, and many more rare species. One can even hire a jeep to explore every nook and corner of the diverse sanctuary.

Location: 
NH 4A, Caranzol, Goa, 403410, India

Timings: 
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Rs. 20 per person for Adults
                  Rs. 10 per person for Children
                  Rs 30 per Still Camera
                  Rs 150 per Camcorder

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St Xavier’s Church

This is one of the most frequented sightseeing places in Goa famed as the prominent landmark for the Catholics. This extrusive church holds the incorrupt body of Saint Francis Xavier and, was built in the year 1605. After a few years of being built in 1622, the body of Saint Xavier was brought here and laid in a glass mausoleum. It is one of the most charming places to visit in South Goa which has showcased modern art in the gallery and, the structure exhibits a jaw-dropping baroque style of architecture.

The best time to visit Bom Jesus Basilica is December, as in this month you can experience the traditions, cultures and a lot more at Christmas time.

Location: 
Off National Highway 4, Velha Goa, Goa 403110

Timings: 
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Entry Fee: 
Free

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Fort Aguada

Showcasing the glory of the Portuguese empire this fort stands overlooking the Arabian sea. Built in the early 16th century to keep an eye on the enemies this fort give breathtaking views and, is one of the most majestic places to visit in Panjim.

The mystifying structure is more than 400 years old and still, its majestic beauty remains intact. It also houses a lighthouse which was built to guide the ships and, another part is the Aguada Jail which is one of the largest jails in Goa.
The location of the mighty fort is strategic so that it provides great defense from the rivals.

Location:
Fort Aguada Rd, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa 403515

Timings:
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Entry Fees:
Free

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand:
Approximately 15 km

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Goa Archaeological Museum

This “Architectural Marvel” showcases the artifacts of the Portuguese rule in India, with eight unique galleries exhibiting different slices of the pre-historic era of Portuguese sways. The most significant of these are deemed to be the paintings of the long-dead Governors and, Administrators of Goa.

To add up to the amusement of the visitors, the museum also has a remarkable collection of stamps, religious artifacts, and other such hidden gems. This is a perfect place to dig up the history of the Goan culture and styles in the early ages.

Location: 
EDC Complex, Patto, Panaji, Goa 403001

Timings: 
9:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Entry Fees: 
Only Rs 5/- per person

Distance from Panjim Bus Stand: 
Approximately 9 km

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Naval Aviation Museum

Get awestruck by the amazing collection of The Naval Aviation Museum where you can witness the true essence of Military. This amazing museum is a must visit tourist place in Goa and lies in the vicinity of Vasco da Gama.

Here, one can see real Helicopters, Aircraft, Fighter Jets and learn about their history. The museum is a combination of two parts, one is the outdoor regions which exhibits the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arms and, another is the double-storey indoor gallery. The Naval Aviation Museum is the only of its kind in Asia. The outer region is a large park which has 13 aircraft in total namely, Sea Harrier, HAL Chetak, Westland Sea King and many more such decommissioned aircraft.

Location: 
Bogmalo Road, Dabolim AP Vasco da Gama, Mormugao, Goa 403806

Timings:
Tuesday - Sunday(9:30 AM - 5 PM)
               Monday(Remains Closed)

Entry Fee: 
Rs. 20

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Casino Pride

Another amazing casino life could be experienced at Casino Pride which has its anchor tied down in Mandovi river. The casino boat has the best of the facilities and services having well-trained staff, delicious meals and a good range of drinks.

Moreover, the charm of the boat gets an upgradation with the performance of skilled dancers, acts by celebrities, people counting their winning amount while enjoying offers on unlimited drinks.

Entry Fees:
Rs 1500 on Monday-Thursday and Rs 2000 on Friday-Saturday

Timings:
Open 24x7 to all its guests.

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The Grande Island

“The Grande Island” also known as the Ilha Grande is one of the most amazing discoveries in Goa. The Island is a house of Palm trees, jaw-dropping marine life experiences, and extraordinary sunsets.

The Island is not only for the adventure buffs but is also a perfect destination for couples looking for a less crowded place with amazing facilities. One can indulge in sight-seeing, snorkeling, sea walk, swimming, and many more aqua activities. The outstanding activity which can be witnessed here is, Scuba diving which gives you a picture of the underwater kingdom making it one the most amazing places to visit in South Goa.

Apart from these, one will also have instances when they can delve in dolphin sighting which is an amazing experience and cannot be experienced everywhere.

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Anjuna Market

Let us give you a glimpse of why Anjuna Market is one of the utmost amazing tourist places in North Goa? Wednesday flea market that sells everything at a dirt cheap rate will bring one closer to this place. This place is so much livelier to chill at that you never want to leave it but alas, it's just a day in the week that it gains its prominence on.

One can find here handmade clothing, jewellery, beach clothes, hammocks, Buddha or Shiva statues and anything that trance magic can provide you. Grab a drink, have some stall food, wear hippie jewellery and dive in a completely new era at Anjuna flea market.

Timings: Wednesday, 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM

Location: South end of Anjuna beach.

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