Saturday night market in Goa is one of its kind and a culmination of all things that a traveller expects from Goa. This place is a mesmerising combination of vibrant cultures including food, beverages, ethnic wears and dress, stalls, antiques and the great live rock music from local music bands and around the globe.
This night market in Arpora,is in a village close to the beach belt in north Goa. This market is also known as Saturday night market and night flea market. This market is the most popular in terms of nightlife, entertainment events and shopping attraction amongst the travellers from all over the world and that’s how it reflects the cosmopolitan and distinctive culture of Goa. This market is operational only during the season time which is October till the month of March and takes place every Saturday evening from 06:00 pm until the late night.
In the early seventies, a German guy named Ingo Grill got settled in Goa and resolved to open up a market that would be different from the flea markets of that time. Ingo invited the creative people, musicians, craftsmen, gypsies, artists, Banjaras and singers from all over the world at the Arpora hills to demonstrate their skills and celebrate the seasons in Goa hence it was also named Ingo’s night market. Visitors get an unforgettable experience at the Saturday night market where hundreds of vendors fill up the area selling all sorts of stuff. The colours and lighting are amazing, they can easily spend a few hours here as the place is huge with tons of shopping, food court, live music and beverage bars. Ingos night market has a distinct mix of great food, music and great designer stuff as well as stuff good enough for day to day needs. The market has a super blend of foreigners and Indians mixing effortlessly with the background of a beautiful set ambience. There is no place like this elsewhere in all of India.
One of the food stalls in Saturday night market.
Amazingly tasty food from nearly all international cuisines starting from the local dishes and Tibetan Momo, instantly made Italian pizzas, falafel from Israel, cheesecake from Germany and roast chicken are the attractions at the food courts in the Saturday night market.