The sheer beauty of the beach is indescribable. With its rocky crescent and swaying palms, it's a delight to be here. Visit the beach to have a first-hand experience of how pleasurable it can be. Going to the Wednesday Flea Market can be fun. For revelers, beach parties on the full moon are a must. In a time zone of their own, such parties throb with life and effortlessly convert night to day.
The Anjuna Beach is rightly referred to as the Freak Capital of the World and happens to be one of the most popular beaches in the Beach Capital of India Goa.The swaying coconut palms and the soft white sand add to the holiday mood on the shore of the Arabian Sea.
The hippy hang out of the sixties is still a major draw.Tourists from the younger generations as well as the flower generations flock to Anjuna Beach.
Thus, even if you seek
nirvana or just want to enjoy the magic of the nature you must head to the
Anjuna beach.Take a plunge into swimming the most relaxing water activity
that can be pursued at the Anjuna Beach.It is safe as the sea is calm. Sun
bathing is the most favored activity of the sun starved European tourists.
The more adventurous of you may even try out bungee jumping.
Besides enjoying the natural at its best at the Anjuna beach you may even check out the monumental Mascarenhas Mansion. The Mansion is a must visit owing to its woodwork and the finest floral etchings on glass.Anjuna beach the spot for hippies, parties and techno also boasts of the amazing Albuquerque Mansion.
The structure was built way back in 1920. The structure has a beautiful border made up of the octagonal towers. Even the Mangalore tile-roof of the mansion is marvelous.At Anjuna you may shake a leg at the Acid house parties. The parties that are held on the full-moon nights are a major draw for the tourists.
In order to make the most of your holiday at the Anjuna beach keep away
from drugs and nudity. Even though swimming is considered safe you must
check out with the lifeguards for the strength of the undercurrents.
Get ready to chill out and get yourself tattooed and pierced at the Anjuna beach!
Best time to visit:
You may plan your trip to Anjuna Beach any time of the year but the months from June to October may be avoided owing to the heavy rainfall. Rests of the months are pleasant and its a pleasure to be at Anjuna.
How to get there
Anjuna village that houses the beautiful beach is well connected with the rest of the places. It is located in north Bardez taluka, just south of Vagator Beach and north of the Baga-Calangute-Candolim stretch. There are hourly bus services from Panaji and Mapusa. Autos ply from Mapusa to Anjuna Beach and a prepaid auto can be a good option for commuting. You can also take a taxi from Dabolim Airport (57km), Thivim Station (19km) and Panaji (25km).
The Dabolim airport is the nearest at a distance of 47 kms. The Karmali railway station takes care of the tourists who travel by train. For road transport there are plenty of bus services besides motorcycles and taxis that may be easily hired.
What to experience
The beach is full of action and has a range of activities to offer. It's lined with hotels, bars, restaurants and beachfront shacks. At a short distance from the beach is St. Anthony's Church.
There is trance and then there is of course dance! The fun and frolic around the fire are fantabulous. Anjuna is all for hip-hop! There are amphitheatres, dance clubs, restaurants and bars. All you need to do is just relax and rejuvenate yourself.
Then, spending time at the Wednesday flea market of Anjuna is an integral part of most tourist's itinerary. Started by the hippies in the late Sixties and Seventies, the market now has a permanent place in the Goan economy. Held every Wednesday, the market is full of colour. You can also opt for yoga sessions or indulge in adventure sports.
For those of you whose holiday is incomplete without shopping Anjuna Beach has the perfect offer- the weekly Flea Market. Every Wednesday its time for shopping and bargaining at Anjuna Beach. You may take your pick from the Tibetan, Kashmiri and Gujarati trinkets and handicrafts. The beach market offers everything that your heart may desire. The Wednesday Flea Market is a must visit for every tourist.
Paragliding, bungee jumping and snorkeling are some options that you can explore.
Anjuna beach is not considered very safe for swimming.
There are many shacks and restaurants on the beachside and Anjuna offers some of the best meals in Goa.
Party till the early hours in bars on Anjuna Beach.
Several places offer reasonably cheap accommodation, more so after many tourists have started opting for smaller and quieter beaches. Reasonable options are also available for long-term stay here. There are plenty of hotels and guesthouses that take care of accommodation at Anjuna. There are even some of the houses that may be hired.
More great destinations can be found in the Explore Beaches in India page.