Lakshmi G Sardesai
While in Goa, it's time to slip into chic beach outfits, and the choices are endless.
It's time to spend time romping on the beach, but not before buying a hat to stay sun-safe.
Don't forget to look trendy while on the beach, or travelling around, with these handmade beaded and jute bags.
Seashell artefacts and jewellery, too, are a great draw.
Goan souvenirs are high on the shopping list.
The magic of Mario Miranda's artworks never fails to draw tourists when in Goa.
Lovely magnets are the perfect souvenir to remind one of his, or her, Goa visit, and are always on the list, too.
'Destination Goa' is incomplete without a visit to a wholesale shop. Well, the picture speaks a thousand words!
And for the health conscious, what could be better than kokum (Garcinia indica), which is an essential part of Goan cooking.
Those with a sweet tooth can't resist the Goan bebinca, and the ones who are fond of nuts, never leave Goa without cashewnuts.