Located 18 km from state capital Panaji, the Anjuna beach enjoys an iconic status for its notorious trance parties and the exotic Wednesday flea market. Throbbing with a multitude of activities, this palm-fringed beach draws tourists and backpackers from all over the world.
If you love to frolic in the sea and crave for a bath in the azure
waters, Anjuna beach in Goa is the ideal place for you. The rocky
promontory at the southern end of the Anjuna beach keeps the sea calm
and you can safely take your plunge. Anjuna is well known for its famous
flea market that burst at the seams with an astounding variety of items
ranging from artifacts to imported electric gadgets. The flea market is
held on Wednesdays and if you are an old hand in the bargaining game,
chances are that you will walk away with a handsome deal.
Over the years, Anjuna beach has earned notoriety for the trance
parties held on full moon nights. During the 1960s, the beach became a
favorite rendezvous for insouciant hippies hell bent on creating a
utopia in this planet. Even now people from distant corners of the globe
descend on Anjuna beach to let their hair down amidst the bliss of
psychedelic trance music.
How to Reach Anjuna Beach
The Anjuna beach is located 8 km west of Mapusa town and 18 km from
Panaji, the state capital. Anjuna beach is well connected by regular
state and private buses from Panjim and Mapusa. Tourists can also hire
motorcycle taxis and auto-rickshaws from Mapusa to reach Anjuna. The
nearest railway station is at Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km