Anjuna
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Brief

Anjuna is among the famous villages in Goa and was for long under the rule of the Portugese. One of the highlights in this place would have to be the main church in the area - St. Michael’s Church, Anjuna which was founded in 1595. It has three large chapels within the premises itself.  The main highlight in Anjuna would have to be its beach. Although it isn’t among the most famous in Goa, there are tourists who still visit the area especially during the winter months.

 
Travel Tips

It is recommended for tourists not to travel alone in the late parts of the night. Also, keeping all doors and windows locked of your accommodation is highly recommended. A mosquito net is one of the first things that one should purchase when in Anjuna and are available at most fabric shops in the vicinity. Beware of scams (especially jewellery scams) as there are people who hang around and may ask you to join their jewellery trade.

Temperature

18C – 34C



When to visit

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
sprinkles Hot
  • 36° Max
  • 32° Min
  • 3.4 mm
 
Things to do

There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area. The Arjuna Flea Market takes place on Wednesdays every week and usually runs from morning till dusk. If you want some really good bargains, you will need to go there early in the morning or in the evening when it isn’t that hot. The market offers quite a variety of items and it is important to haggle.

A visit to Anjuna beach is a must. This is where most of the bars and restaurants are located. Anjuna is famous for its nightclub – Paradiso (the most popular nightclub in Goa). The nightclub usually charges an entry fee between INR 200 – 500+.

Day trance parties at Curlies are also among the best places to visit in Anjuna. It is situated close to the flea market. Beach shacks play really nice trance music. This is one of the perfect ways of enjoying the evenings from the beach by watching the sun set.

There are quite a few beach parties that take place in Anjuna. One can spot a party happening by catching a glimpse of the flickering lights of the candles on the beach. The famous full moon or black moon parties are a great way to enjoy the night at Anjuna.

Alcohol is very cheap in this area as well as in other parts of Goa because of the relaxed tax laws. However, drinking at the shacks is a better option as opposed to fancy restaurants.

 
Getting Around

One can hire some transport or avail of the public transport as there are quite a few options available. One can find taxis, motorbike taxis and auto rickshaws near the main cross roads near Starco Junction. Local buses are also available and are among the cheapest forms of transport. Taxis are also available but they are quite expensive and are recommended only if going to the airport or visiting some beaches in South Goa.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • The Dabolim airport is around 43 kms away from Anjuna
  • Travellers will have to take a train and get off at Mapusa train station: Thivim. Once there, take a local bus to Mapusa: Kadamba. From Kadamba, there are buses available to Anjuna for a price of less than Rs 10. An auto rickshaw from Kadamba will take close to Rs 350 to Anjuna.
  • The buses from Kadamba to Anjuna are available.

 
Surrounding Attractions

Among the best places to visit and sights to see in Anjuna would have to be the following:

  • Dudhsagar Waterfalls
  • Laxmi Narayan Temple
  • Shiv Mandir
  • St Anthony’s Church
  • Vagator Beach (home to a variety of water sports)
 
Important Numbers

Police station: +91-832-2273233