Shopping is amongst the priorities of the itinerary of every tourist, along
with the sightseeing attractions at Goa. The visitors to Goa do buy the
souvenir of this magnificent land as a memorable sojourn. The most popular
of the souvenir items are the excellent local handicraft items. The
handicrafts items include brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved
furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache, etc. These are available in the
Government Emporia and also at shops and stalls near the popular tourist
famed cashew nuts of Goa is another most wanted items of the tourists,
included in the shopping list. These are available practically everywhere.
The nuts are available in a wide variety of tastes ranging from plain,
salted and masala. The prices vary based on the quality and flavour.
For the fashion lovers Goa has many fashion shops, located in fabulous old
Goan houses. These shops make the best selections in home styling and
fashion available to the tourists at quite reasonable prices.
Shopping in the famous traditional markets of the Mapusa and Anjuna area is
a fascinating experience. These markets are a mirror of Goa's ethnic culture
and provide a glimpse of the typical Goan way of doing business.
The Friday Market at Mapusa, where stalls sell everything from curios and
old coins to dried fish and spices. The Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach
started by and for foreigners is an extremely lively spot where souvenirs,
beachwear, trinkets and handicrafts are sold at bargain prices.
The charm of shopping in Goa lies in bargaining to your heart's content in
markets and shops until you finally bring down the price and make the
purchase a worthwhile experience.