Flea Markets Of Goa – 4 Ways To Splurge Right

From tranquil beaches to enthralling night-life, Goa perfectly fits in the definition of a ‘dream destination’. Tons of people from all over India and abroad head towards Goa to experience the best of its unique culture, all round the year. But, is Goa just about parties and beaches? Well, the answer is ‘no’ and the best thing to support this argument is the existence of colourful flea markets in Goa which serve as ideal spots for people who are head-over-heels in love with street shopping and don’t want to miss a single chance to explore the vibrant marketplaces, no matter wherever they go. If you are a regular street shopper, you must be well-acquainted with the tips and tricks to get the best bargain possible, but if this hobby is new to you and you are in Goa(luckily), we bring you the best of Goa’s flea markets where you can shop without burning a hole in your pockets. So leave the cosy suite of yourprivate beach hotel in Goa for some time and shop till your heart drops in Goa:

Come for handmade jewellery at Anjuna Market

One of the best flea markets, Anjuna Market started when hippies first arrived in Goa and made it their home. They started off by selling the commodities they brought from home to fund their stay in Goa. Currently, Anjuna Market is a flourishing business space for a variety of items especially handmade jewellery, sculptures from Tibet and Kashmir, colourful saris, and bags. You can visit Anjuna Market from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM every Wednesday and shop as much as you like. Moreover, if you are a music lover, you can also witness live music performances here.

Shop for spices at Arambol Street Market

The most amazing thing about Arambol Street Market is that it opens up every single day unlike other flea markets in Goa. Starting from Arambol Beach main parking, it stretches for 3 km towards the end of Arambol beach. One of the most-sought-after hippie market in Goa, a variety of goods including spices, tea, soaps, handmade items etc. are sold here with comparatively lesser prices.

Explore delectable cuisines at Saturday Night Market, Arpora

If you want to explore a flea market which remains open till late night, Saturday Night Market at Arpora is just perfect for you. Also known as every food-lover’s heaven, it is filled with a wide variety of food – stalls. From continental to oriental, Punjabi to authentic Goan, the delectable cuisines hail from various parts of the world. Apart from this, you can also find a large number of designer boutiques here.

Bargain hard at Calangute Bazaar

If you want to hone your bargaining skills, Calangute Bazaar is the best place for you. However, it remains open on Saturdays only (from 6.30 AM to 12.00 PM). Renowned for its Tibetan and Kashmiri sections, it is situated near Mandovi River which is also a great sightseeing place in Goa. However, if you are not much interested in shopping, you can visit the Kerkar Art Complex to experience the beauty of a variety of Goan artefacts.

If you have already made up your mind, we won’t be surprised. So next time you plan to visit Goa, do not restrict yourself with late-night clubs and beaches as you have tons of other things to explore including the colourful flea markets. While The Lalit, one of the best5-star resorts in North Goa, will take care of your accommodation with their exemplary hospitality, the aforementioned flea markets will present a whole new vibrant world before you where you can splurge to your heart’s desire.

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