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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are some of the most famous souvenirs one can buy from Goa?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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No trip can be complete unless you have bagged in a few reminders of the memorable time spent. And with Goa being an out of the world holiday destination, there is ample to choose from. Fill in your kitty with a few of these souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones to give a finishing touch to your Goa holiday package:

  • Wooden Carvings
    The artisans of Goa show exceptional skills in wooden carving, producing delicately carved goodies from spoons to furniture. Brass paneling and gold trimmings increase the beauty of these curious pieces, which are fit to adorn the walls of your home. Everyone, right from the upmarket showrooms to the roadside vendors, offers a brilliant array of these products.

  • Carpets

Goan artisans have made quite a name for themselves by weaving carpets that are nothing less than a wondrous blend of colours, fabrics, local art, expert handwork and more. You can choose from silk carpets, cotton durries, rugs, and the best of Kashmiri carpets as well. The best places to get these are Habitat at Panjim, Cashmeer Craft Emporium at Varca, Suvarna Enterprises at Goa and Choice Modern Furnishing at Panaji.

  • Jewelry

What's Goa without a dash of funky, hippie jewel pieces and accessories! As you pack up your bags to bid adieu to Goa, don't forget to net in some jewelry that's mostly funky, both metallic and nonmetallic. Haggle a bit over the prices with the local craftsmen as you bring home loads of these essentially Goan pieces, best bought from the Wednesday Market at Anjuna Beach. Also check out the collection at the handicraft emporiums and the Friday Market at Mapusa.

  • Music

One thing that you can never, ever forget about Goa is the music that seems to float in the air here. Take home the soul of Goa by picking out CDs of Goan trance and Portuguese music. The beach markets of Anjuna and Baga are havens of music and you must also check out the various musical instruments that are on sale here.

Other than these, cashews are a must for the goody bag that you take out of Goa. With so many goodies stowed for them all, people, back at home, will certainly see the Santa Claus in you.

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