Driver cum guide to take you to the Panaji Market & Mapusa Market 

To market, To market, To buy a Fat Fish. Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jiggity jig. To market, To market, To buy a fat Hog. Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jiggity jog.

 

A trip to Goa is always incomplete without its bountiful markets!

There are many local Goan / Portuguese market that you can feast your eyes upon when in Goa, but here are some that we cater for your special shopping needs and something that you cannot really miss!

 

Panjim Market:

Officially named “Nova Goa”. Panjim / Panaji being the capital of Goa,  has one of the most vibrant markets Goa has to offer. You can get anything from Goan dry fruits, to Handicrafts, Home Made Jams, pickles and masala, Goan spices, carpets, dried fish, meat to various modern amenities.  Being open from Dawn to Dusk it has been one of the chief market ports for trade and commerce since the 14th century AD. Dabolim Airport is 30 mins drive from Panjim. It  also has a boosts of a KTC/ Kadamba bus stand/ Port for travellers who make their 1st pit stop here from all over India and the world!

The main marketed products are Cashews, Home Grown Goan Wines/ Liquors like Cashew/ Coconut Feni, Indian / Exotic vegetables and fruits, dried fruits, Fresh and dried fish, Goan homemade Masalas, pickles, chutneys, Jams, Squashes. Local Artisan handicrafts like carpets, shawls, hats, Goa Ethnic wear.   The flower market has a wide variety if locally grown petals from the Floriculture industry which has picked up quite fast in the last 10 years.

You cannot miss the glistening backwaters of the Mandovi river that give a salty taste to the air you breathe. Apart from being a market area, it is one of the main spots where tourist flock to every year because of the luxurious 5 Star Hotels and restaurants that make life easy for a weary traveller!

A combination of street side stalls and shopping malls may it an envious neighbour of the other market cities in Goa! If you are in Goa and you wouldn’t want to give this market a miss, so make a shopping list and Lets Go!

 

Mapusa Market: (Special Market on Friday!)

If Panjim was the apple of the Portuguese’s Eye, Mapusa would be the crown jewel Kohinoor!

Mapusa was originally a market place for people from all our North Goa to assemble and barter their goods in the good old days of the 14th Century, since panjim was quite far!  Apart from being a market, Mapusa is also a spot where travellers disembark while coming to Goa.

Mapusa Market is open on all days, but especially on Friday’s, you will see folk coming from all over north / South Goa and some even from the neighbouring district of Belgaum, to make a living.

The produce include Traditional Goan cooking ware like earthen pots and utensils, wooden spatulas, spoons, Goan Masala Grinding stones and farming equipment. You even get Goan brooms made from coconut branches and Bazaar Bags that are traditionally and jute/ Bamboo respectively. People even sell livestock like chicken, geese, ducks and even goats! Like Panjim, the artisans display their traditional wear and even Bamboo baskets! Some Goan families even sell fruits/ vegetables here, thanks to the growing interest in State Horticulture in recent years. The aroma and taste of home grown spices fills the air hypnotizing everyone who comes near them!

Homemade delicacies like Dodol, Pinnaca, Local Goan sweet bread, sausages fish pickles veg and meat croquettes which have stood the test of time for over 5 centuries are sold here at a reasonable rate.  The kind hearted folk of Mapusa also sell sapling of flowers, fruits and spices for you to nurture your own garden, how awesome is that!

I might have to give you a final warning, though the market is small you will easily lose your way here and 1 day is not enough. So I suggest you make the most of your trip while in Mapusa and take some photographic memories to let people know that you came and conquered! So bring you Mapusa Jute Shopping bag and Lets Go!

 

Mapusa (Special on Fridays), Panjim, Anjuna (Wednesdays)

 

Kala Academy: After lunch

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Calangute, Baga, Nagoa, Arpora, Candolim, Nerul, Sinquerim, Anjuna, Vagator, Mapusa. (North Goa only)
ACTIVITY SLOTS 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (12-1 Lunch) | Duration: 6 hours
PRICE ₹ 3500/4 Seater
₹ 4000/7 SeaterLunch : ₹ 200/Person ExtraDriver Waiting Charges/ Allowance / Guide fee: Included

Note: The price mentioned is for the vehicle for the whole day, Lunch is at an extra Rs: 200.

INCLUDED
Pickup Drop from Hotel Guided Tour of Mapusa Market
Driver cum guide 3 hours at Mapusa Market
Lunch Trip to Kala Academy
3 Hours at Panjim Market Water

Note:

  • You will be taken to Special Markets on certain days, Anjuna Flea market on Wednesdays.
  • Tour timings are from 930 AM to 330 PM Only

 

Save Goa: Be kind to animals and plant more trees. Request you not to feed the monkeys

1

<strong>930 AM</strong>: Pickup from your hotel

2

<strong>1030 AM to 1 PM</strong> Guided Tour of the Panjim Market

3

<strong>1 PM to 2 PM</strong>: Lunch

4

<strong>2 PM to 330 PM</strong> :Guided tour of Mapusa Market

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 11 reviews
May 24, 2019

Our shopping trip to Goa Mapusa and Panjim was finally completed because of letsgoadventuresgoa. We have brought a lot of Goan spices. Keep it up letsgoadventuresgoa!

December 10, 2019

The Panjim, Mapusa market was exciting trip that we had. We choose this trip for shopping mostly. Mapusa is a beautiful space we brought a variety of spices and fruits. The clothes were at a very reasonable price. The fish and vegetable market were the next thing to see crowded and bustling with people. We tasted the local Goan cuisine rice, fish curry, kingfish and prawn pickle. Our driver was kind and courteous. After lunch we visited the Capital Panjim which was also spectacular. We brought antiques at the Panjim market. Because of Letsgoadventuresgoa, we had a good time!

February 1, 2020

We booked Mapusa and Panjim market trip from letsgoadventuresgoa and went for shopping. Driver was kind and staff at letsgoadventuresgoa was also courteous when we called them for booking. Way to go!

February 11, 2021

We had a guided tour of Mapusa market accompanied by our guide who showed us Goan handicrafts and spices. We also got to see exotic fruits of Goa. All thanks to letsogadventuresgoa.

February 17, 2021

Mapusa market is good for tourist who want to experience Goan cuisine and culture. Panjim Market is modern, I like Mapusa market more. Thank you letsgoadventuresgoa for everything.

February 20, 2021

We brought a lot of things from Mapusa and Panjim market. Especially spices and exotic fruits. Well done letsgoadventuresgoa.

February 24, 2021

This was the best market trip we have ever had in years organized very professionally by letsgoadventuresgoa. Many thanks.

February 28, 2021

We brought a lot of Goa masalas, pickles, spice and goan antiques while visisting the Mapusa market. Panjim was also not bad. Market trip was the best!

March 2, 2021

Our trip to Mapusa market was nice, we brought a lot of spices and Goan masalas. dry fruits also we got at a good price. Thank you letsgoadventuresgoa.

March 9, 2021

Our trip to Mapusa and Panaji market was arranged by letsgoadventuresgoa, we brought a lot of things from Goa including Cahsewnuts and mangoes!. Trip was just great

March 11, 2021

We got a lot of exotic handicrafts from Market trip that we took to Mapusa and panjim. the drive arranged by letsgoadventuresgoa was also very kind.

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