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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the popular things to buy from Goa?

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try uk dryfruits in panaji also for cashew nuts ,dry fruits & spices...

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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If you are on a holiday and looking for best things to buy in Goa, your search ends right here! The most amazing part about shopping in Goa is that its cheap, and there are numerous places for shopping!
For the dedicated shoppers looking for special shopping items in Goa, there are days dedicated to shopping in this tiny state. Different beach markets are held on different days so you can shop at of every market of Goa!

Get out your credit/debit cards and some loose cash (just in case) and head out for a shopping spree! Some of the items that you could look at are:

Cashew Nuts


Nuts about Cashew?
Plain, salted, flavoured - you'll get your pick. Although cashew nuts are available easily all through Goa, the best place to shop would be around Panaji. Also, try going to the industries for wholesale prices. The Royal Kajuwala in Panaji, Ajanta Industries in Ponda, Saima Agro Industry in Usgao and Zantyes Cashew Nuts in Panaji are some places that you could look at. The Goan cashews are the most fresh and sought after ones!


Feni is one of the most famous things to buy in Goa! Also Known as Fenny, it is a popular country liquor of Goa (hence not sold outside Goa) and has come to identified as an inseparable part of Goa Tourism over the years. Feni can be made with both coconut and cashew but Goan feni is fermented cashew juice and so is sometimes called caju feni. It is highly intoxicating and is used in cocktails and mixed with cola, tonic water and lemonade. It is easily available at INR 100 at any liquor shop. Plus, it has a long shelf life! Get a bottle of Feni for the next party you host at home and let everyone enjoy a sip of this Goan spirit.

  • Handicrafts

Your trip to the place isn't complete if you don't buy the popular handicrafts of Goa. The place is also known for its quality silk, gorgeous carpets, papier mache work, bronze work amongst other things. And, the best place to shop for these would be at the beach markets. Local vendors from across the place display their creations, so have the best in Goa and that too at cheap prices. Keep away from touts who may try to coax you into buy low quality products!

  • Music

The beats and notes of Goan music will make you snap and sway no matter where you are. In fact, the Goa tourism industry owes a fine slice of its success to the popularity of local music. So, how about you bag a few Goan trance CDs and Portuguesemusic while in town? These are easily available at the beach markets. You could also glance through the music instruments' shops around the beach market. Who knows there could be a handsome deal awaiting you!

  • Wooden Carvings

Furniture is undoubtedly one the best things to buy from Goa. Select a few delicate and antique pieces for your home from the wide range of furniture with wood carvings and brass work available at the beach markets. Trimmed with beautiful brass work, the are just what you need to add that chic look to your living room. From upmarket showrooms, roadside vendors, to beach markets - each has an array of beautiful and rare furniture ware. Just before you buy the furniture piece you fell in love at first sight with, think for a minute about how you would lug it back home with you.

You can also pick a few trendy flip-flops,beachwear and trinkets as you walk through the various beach markets in Goa. The city has so much to offer in terms of shopping that it is always nice to have a rough budget jotted down, in case you over splurge! Also, comparing prices at different stores before you fix a deal could help you save a few bucks!

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