South Goa is among the most beautiful places that this country has. Among the many attractions that this place has, the beaches, the sunsets, the restaurants and the resorts are the traditional highlight, but talking more of the things this place has to offer, we land on some contemporary and offbeat places to shop in the city too.
Though not completely a paradise for the shopaholics, yet the region is full of some vivacious options for shopping. To guide you these little amazing places a list of some of the best places for shopping in south Goa has been compiled below.
10 Best Picks When it Comes to Shopping in South Goa
1. Palolem Beach Market
Talking of shopping places in Goa, the beach markets seem to be some of the most exciting places to go on a shopping spree. The market at Palolem beach for one has a distinct hippie culture instilled in it.
Organised every Saturday, this distinct market is a great place to let the shopaholic in you out and free as the products sold here are at quite a reasonably priced and further bargaining is also done.
2. Colva Beach Market
Ideal for experiencing the distinctly colourful shopping culture of Goa, the market at Colva beach is flamboyant and appealing to the tourists. If looking to buying some souvenirs for your loved ones from Goa, this place quite a lot to offer and that too at amazing prices.
Though the prices already mentioned by the sellers are optimal, yet you can further get the prices down by bargaining a little. Curated with bright lights around the place, this market is spectacularly beautiful as well.
3. Gandhi Market
One of the best bargain marketplaces in Goa, the Gandhi market was earlier the hub for fresh fruits and vegetables only. But with time this place has transformed into a have it all market with items such as cheap clothing, handbags and shoes added to the list of products sold here.
Under the new development, this market has become a section to the municipal market but it has remained its character still.
4. Covered Margao Market
Nestled in the small town of Margao in south Goa, the covered markets are a main tourist attraction in the region. Seafood, fishes in particular and fish products are the mains sold at these markets.
The diverse varieties of the seafood that this place plays a host to make it one of the worth visiting markets in Goa. It is during the early morning that this place is best to be visited but during the day too, the place has its distinct character intact.
5. Margao Municipal Market
Ideal for the compulsive shoppers, the Margao market is one of the best experiences of street shopping that you can have in the state.
The friendliness of the sellers at this market makes it an instant hit with tourists and the wide range of handicrafts and artefacts that they sell to make for good options to choose from. The place has it all cashews, fish, alcohol, spices, kitchen items, souvenirs, sweets, clothes, shoes, and furniture too.
6. Golden Heart Emporium
The haven for book lovers, Golden Heart Emporium is the best bookshop in all of Goa. This place is distinguished on its wide collection of books ranging from fiction to architecture to children’s books and the whole deal.
Quite evident in its display of books, the walls of the place are crammed from floor to the ceiling with books and only books. The not so famous collections of Goan authors can also be found here.
- Where: Margao
7. Butterfly Book Shop
Another place to feed the bookworm in you, The Butterfly Book Shop is among the good bookshops in Goa. Stocked with some of the exceptional best sellers of all time, this little place has you rummaging through shelves to find your favourites in no time. An extensive collection of books on yoga and meditation is the speciality of this place.
- Where: Palolem
8. Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop
How about earning a little on the good deed account just as you shop your heart out? True to the core, the place that goes by the name Goa Animal Welfare Trust Shop offers you this opportunity to have your cake and eat it too.
This little charity shop sells second-hand books and souvenirs from across the state, the proceeds of which head towards helping out the animals in the region.
- Where: Colva
When in place as creatively blessed as Goa, you have to find your share of the places that sell the best of the handicrafts of the region. This is what the small place named Jaali is.
This little boutique has a commendable collection of handicrafts, textiles, antiques and clothing from across the country. It is this distinguished collection of goods that makes it one of the best shopping places in south Goa.
- Where: Palolem
A spectacular little store on the main road in Palolem beach, Chim is run by Shefali Mahadik. it is her vision to uplift the craftspersons in the industry that lures you to the store but the distinguished collection of the clothes, bags and jewellery make you shop crazy.
The bags that this place has are from a slum in Bangalore and a complete contrast, the jewellery is by a South African designer Pieter St. Erasmus.
- Where: Canacona
Shopping is definitely a treat worth having in a place like Goa, but when the list is as comprehensive as the one above there is no chance to miss even the slightest possibility of being a part of this encounter.
If you have been a part of such a distinguished shopping incident in south Goa, at any of the places mentioned above, do share your experiences, suggestions and recommendations with us in the comments section below. coverimgsrc