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Introducing Mapusa

The colourful market town of Mapusa (pronounced ‘Mapsa’) is the main population centre in the northern talukas (districts) of Goa. There’s not much to see in Mapusa, aside from a raucous Friday market (8am-6.30pm) that attracts hordes of vendors and shoppers from all over Goa. Unlike the Anjuna market it’s a local event where people shop for cheap clothing and produce, but you can also find a few souvenirs and textiles here. If your idea of India has yet to extend beyond the beach bubbles then this is a great place to see an authentic slice of small-town India.