Goa being one of the most vibrant and ebullient states of India renders a pleasant experience of shopping.
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In fact, Shopping Market in Goa is that marvelous feeling which is absolutely distinct from any other place.
And to bask in such kind of feeling Mapusa Market in Goa is a perfect place where authentic essence of Goa can be smelled.
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Mapusa Market in Goa or say Mapusa as pronounced in Konkani language is located about 12 km from Panaji.
The word ‘Maapsa' consists of two words where ‘Maap' translates as volumes of measure and ‘Sa' as ‘to fill'. This market is just a short mini bus ride away.
In Mapusa Market you can see loud echoes of Konkani, Marathi and Kannada people.
Shopping Market in Goa - You can also experience some American accented English, spoken by the uneducated women and children stall holders, piercing through the loud voices of those ethnic people.
Anjuna flea Market is the place where antique thingummies, glass baubles,old medicine jars in ceramic and glass, bundles of beads, chains, bracelets, rings, shell belts.
Mirrored bags, plants, chilies (12 locally grown varieties), kokum , tamarind balls, jaggery, fruit, bottles of kokum and mango syrups, sausages.
A bounty of fish, brooms, terracotta ware, jewelry stores, local bakeries and flowers such as mogra, crossandra and gomphrena are found.
In this extensive market you can also buy ready-to-eat local fish pickles, mango pickles and Goan masala powders.
Besides, it is a good place to purchase exquisite embroidered bags, purses and dress material.
A walk through the lively market, gives the visitor a taste of the 'spirit' of the land of Goa. Goanese women from the nearby villages gather to sell their wares. They brawl for a space in the shade of a building and finally settle underneath the shade of a hand-held umbrella if they fail to find any space.
Goan customers prefer to buy fresh foodstuffs every few days, thus the Mapusa Market has plenty of fresh fish, a variety of locally produced vegetables, and exotic fruits from jackfruit and mangoes to plantain bananas.
Pickles and preserves, spices, earthen pots, glass bangles, channa baskets coir mats, and the famous Goan 'chouricos' (ready spiced Goan pork sausages), dried fish and prawns, clothing, junk jewelry, and the famous Country liquor is all sold at the most reasonable prices one could possibly find.
Apart from shopping, you can also sample tasty food at St. Francis bakers, specialized in plum cake and also sell Goan bebinca.
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