Things to do in Goa State
A swap-meet-style market for spices and people-watching.
Traditional clothing and linens in block-printed cottons.
Filigreed Indian gold and gemstones at great prices. No haggling required.
A heritage-house museum with a lovely restaurant.
If you want to check out the Goa music scene, this dusty, open-air disco is a reliable spot.
The posh dance club of the moment for Indian urbanites.
A white-sand beach with clear, warm water that hasn’t been overrun.
Check out the innumerable starfish that wash up on this 550-yard beach.
The market is a riot of jewelry, spices, wandering cows, Gujarati tribeswomen, and, yes, tourists—because the shopping was so good.
Open Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to sundown, from October to April.
Sophisticated housewares and clothing.