The word Mapusa Konkani ‘Map’ is believed to mean ‘Map’ and ‘Sa’ means ‘Bharan’ and is referred to as ‘Mapasa’ by the locals. Mapusa is a small town with many buildings in Ramshakal. Take a trip to Mapusa, which gained popularity due to Friday"s famous market. The market was first described by a Dutch chronicler in 1580 AD as "Bazaar Grand".
Mapusa changes color with neighborhoods selling unique handicraft items, agricultural products, fresh fruits and other local ethnic goods from towns and villages. Mapusa is also known for its wide seafood. It is a city dedicated to many great Indian cities. And for foreign travelers to Goa, the experience is an opportunity to see how India is outside the tourist oriented coastal areas. The open air market of the city market is attractive to roam all week. But especially Mapusa is alive on the Friday market. Buy exotic fruits, spices and souvenirs. The market starts around eight o"clock at night. And a morning trip will mean that you will be saved from the heat of the afternoon sun.
Shri Hanuman Mandir is a beautiful building and an important site in Mapusa. There is not much to see in Mapusa, although the Friday market is worth a visit. Calangute beach is the center of all action. Its proximity between Candolim and Baga, two of North Goa"s most famous seashells, and its surrounding location make it a tourist paradise dedicated to a huge parkig calangut which means ample pay and parks and a hassle-free afternoon. Here are the main places to visit.
Mapusa is located atop the hill of Altinho in Bardez taluka on National Highway 17. Mapusa is only 13 km from Panaji and is convenient to travel. Mapusa developed into a thriving market center due to the festival of Lord Kankeshwar Baba at the Bodeshwar Temple.
In Goa you will find varieties of goods. This is best for those who like to go shopping. From different types of fresh vegetables to clay pots to fancy replicas, souvenirs, and varieties of clothes. There is a fish street where dried fish, fresh fish ranging from baby sharks to mackerel are also sold in this market. The market is known for fresh spices, sausage, goan home - made churico, doodle and chana dosé wine and a variety of sweets. Here are some of the top tourist places in Mapusa.
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