Anjuna is a small village, spread one five square mile nestling between Arabian Sea and the commanding Hill over the beach. The beach is beautiful and embellished by swaying palms and soft white sand. The place where unusual rock formation overlying a cove of white sand and black rock that juts into the sea, is called Ozran. Hippies in the 60s period discovered the place and became a major haunt of the bohemians Europeans.
Sights And ActivitiesMascarenhas Mansion
This monumental mansion is famous for elegant balconies and stained glass floral etching. The L shaped seat along th length of the porch is of expensive wood.
This is rather smaller than Mascarenhas but beautiful place to visit. Built in 1920, the palace is supported by octagonal towers and luring Mangalore tile roof.
Anjuna Beach Excursions
Just couple of kilometers away from the beach, the Chapora Fort is located. The fort was established by Muslim ruler and later on invaded by Portuguese. Chapora Fort offer a nice view of the Anjuna and nearby Vagator beaches.
The Acid House Party
This is the most famous party of Goa, held by and for young tourists. The party not only lure young guns but also flower tourists. The frisking trance party runs all night on the beach besides fire.
Purple Valley Yoga Center
This yoga school offers some drop-in courses in yoga therapy such as Asthanga, Hatha Yoga and Pranayam. The place also teaches meditation from November to April. The long residential courses also available in their institute located 3km east towards Margao.
The paragliding takes place off the headland at the southern end of the beach, but usually on the market day.
Wednesday Flea Market
The Wednesday flea market is one of the prime attractions of Anjum. The market is not just picking up souvenirs but the traders from different part of India gathers here and sell their traditional items. The market is a wonderful blend of Tibetan, Kashmiri, and Gujarati traders. There are Lamani tribal women sell their traditional handicrafts. The place has everything for everyone. Starting from used paperback novel to a tattoo, the stall here selling jewelery, carving, T shirts, sarongs, chillums (smoking pipes)and spices.
There is lots of good Indian and western food restaurants as well as few bars. The best time to visit the market is early morning or later afternoon.