Anjuna Beaches Goa
is 18 kms from Panaji, the
capital of Goa. This is the Goa Freak capital of the World. A popular beach area adjacent to
Chapora Fort - it was the haunt of the flower generation in the sixties - and
is still popular with the younger generation. At night, the Anjuna band plays for the beach
party. Palm trees stand motionless in the warm air. To the east is a mountain.
If you want to return to civilization, climb the mountain to get to Baga where
you can catch a ferry out.
attractions of Anjuna Beach are the magnificent
built in 1920 (flanked by octagonal towers and an attractive
Mangalore tile-roof), the Mascarenhas Mansion, and the Chapora Fort. Wednesday
Flea Market, every Wednesday. Anjuna breaks into a riot
of colors. Lines of vehicles full of tourists start virtually raising clouds of
dust in this area. Anjuna attracts a weird and wonderful collection of over
monks, defiant ex-hippies, gentle lunatics, artists, artisans,
seers, searchers, sybarites and itinerant expatriates who normally wouldn't be
seen out of the organic confines of their health-food emporia in San Francisco
or London. Full moon, when the infamous parties take place, is a
particularly good time to be here if you want to indulge in bacchanalian
delights. Only a Brit would think about raving about the main beach, but it's
worth the walk to the small, protected sliver of sand at South Anjuna where the
area's long-term house-renters tend to gather.
final note, please treat these lovely beaches as your backyard and keep them
clean. We have lost innumerable natural resources to our own be
Best Time to Visit
As of its pleasant climate, Anjuna can be visited at any
time of the year. However, tourists should beware the heavy rainfall between
June and October. The period from November to February is the best time to visit
Nearest airport is at
Dabolim, 47 km.
Nearest railway station is at Karmali 29 km
Nearest town Mapusa.