Whenever I am in Goa, one of my favourite things to do is visiting the Tibetan markets there. I love doing that, gazing at the beautiful stuff on display and admiring them, irrespective of whether I buy something or not. On our last visit to Goa, too, I didn’t make an exception.
I am not sure if there are markets run by Tibetan refugees in all parts of Goa; I have spotted a couple in Baga and Calangute. The sellers are super-duper friendly and fun to talk to. The things they sell are extraordinarily lovely, from silver jewellery and masks to beaded necklaces and shawls, though I have often found them priced quite high. Some of the pieces that are available in these markets are quite unique, things that you might not find anywhere else.
Here are some pictures from a Tibetan market we happened to visit on the Baga beach stretch.
Have you ever shopped at the Tibetan markets at Goa? What are the items that you have brought back from these markets, and still cherish?