Location - Towards the north of Goa and 18kms from Panaji, perches a little quaint village known as 'Anjuna' that shares its moniker with the most famous beach of Goa, the Anjuna Beach.
How to Reach -Leave the sands behind, at a distance of 57kms to get towards the Dabolim Airport, the nearest airport to Anjuna. And the Thivim Railway Station is at 19 kms from the Panjim whereas the NH17 from Panjim will take you all along the Anjuna Beach.
Best Time to Visit - anytime throughout the year but during the period from November to February Anjuna exudes the acme of its beauty.
About Anjuna Beach
This special beach at Goa has so much to rave about itself. A shallow red laterite cliff borders the beach. To the right are terraced Coconut Plantations. Below the jagged laterite boulders alternate with little spits of white sands. Azure Water swirls and bubbles between the rocks. It is beautiful sight-Anjuna Beach.
Plenty of coconut palms surrounds the beach and the the curve of soft white sand conforms more closely to the consummate vision of heaven. To the left is the sprawl of restaurants stretching all the way to Anjuna 's world famous market ground, at the extreme southern end of the beach. Welcome to the undisputed capital of Goa's rave scene. There is surreal quality about Goa. Anything goes here and all kinds of people congregate. On that note , Anjuna cannot be described successfully rather it has to be experienced, preferably on a full moon night, at a hopping beach party.
Attractions In Anjuna Beach
Anjuna's Sheen Of Silver
The 'freak capital of the world' imparts an ultimate beauty in the form of silvery waves consistently rushing to embrace the golden sand of the waves. All along of the beach, restaurants offer a bewildering eclectic mix of the global cuisines. Shops, stalls and Lamani women sell trinkets from all over India. Even outside the Wednesday Flea Market, there is business. Yet, there is a sussegad feel to the place.
Anjuna's Flea Market began in the 1970's as a place where hippies hocked their possessions when they were either broke or leaving for home. Revived some eight years ago, Anjuna Flea Market juggled to survive after a ban by local church authorities. Held on every Wednesday, the Flea Market at Anjuna appeals a degree than Fish Market. Number of Kashmiris, Tibetians and Lamani women peddling all kinds of trinkets and clothes from India. Bargain hard for everything. The market starts at the noon time and ends at evening. A nice way of getting to and from the market is the boat. Begin early and there are chances that you might spot a dolphin greeting you on the way.
Water Freaking Front
With all those rocks in the sea, water sports in Arjuna has limited to it's Southern end. What Arjuna offers on some calm day is snorkeling around the rocks in the sea. There are mullet, parrot fish and groupers to be spotted.
- Paraiso de Goa is a swinging trance bar that's open till the wee hours. It is set on a hill hock on the beach offering a fabulous view.
- Primrose Cafe' is another place for raver to get their kicks when there is no party around.