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Destination Details Anjuna Beach

 

Destinations » GOA » Anjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach Anjuna Beach is one among the most popular Goan beaches in India which is situated eight kilometers from Maupsa. The village of Anjuna is a five square mile enclosure nestling between the Arabian Sea and the Hill overlooking the beach. The beach is known for its swaying palms, soft sands and natural beauty. It has an unusual rocky formation overlying a cove of white sand and black rock that juts into the Sea. This area was known as the Jewel of Anjuna and called \"Ozran”. Bathing is generally safe at Anjuna, especially at the more peaceful southern end of the beach, where a rocky headland keeps the sea calm and the undertow to a minimum. Anjuna beach is one of the biggest beaches that it is divided as north, south and middle; most of the hotels, bars and restaurants are in north Anjuna, towards the middle Anjuna is Flea market and in the south is Little Anjuna Beach. History of Anjuna beach is quite young. The beach was discovered sometime in 1950\'s and 1960\'s by a group of travellers and then they began to meet here in dry season to party. While browsing in the area, have a day trip to the famous flea market of Anjuna, a major shopping hangout, beside the beach
   
 

How to reach

 
  By Air

By Air

  The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which is only 47 km away from Anjuna  
  By Rail

By Rail

 
  The nearest railway station is at Karmali, which is 29 km away from Anjuna  
  By Road

By Road

 
  There are buses every hour to Anjuna from Mapusa (8 km).. There are frequent local buses to Panaji, which is just 18 km away. One can also hire a motorcycle or a taxi from Mapusa to reach Anjuna  
     
 

Places to Visit

 
  Flea Market  
  The Wednesday flea market is the distinctive attraction of Anjuna Beach. Whatever you need from a used paperback to a haircut, Tibetan, Kashmiri and Gujarati trinkets and handicrafts, spices and everything else you can think of. There is no end to the variety here. Flea market is a heaven for hardcore shoppers and good bargainers. The market starts in the morning, but does not warm up until mid- afternoon and continues until the crowds drift away after sunset.  
     
  Chapora Fort  
  Chapora Fort was one of the finest architectural possessions of Portughese rulers. It was build by the ruler of Bijapur, Adil Shah in the year 1617. Its location on a sheer cliff made it almost impregnable, and afforded a view of the sea and the land for miles around. The Chapora Fort Goa is in ruins now, though it still retains traces of glory that it must have had originally. The fort is made of red laterite stones.  
     
  Mascarenhas Mansion  
  The Mascarenhas mansion is one of the major attractions in Mapusa. It is known for its rich look and beautiful balconies. There is an L shaped seat along the length of the porch, which is made of expensive wood. The Mascarenhas mansion boasts of some of the finest stained glass floral etchings.  
     
     
 
 
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