Panaji, Goa, on the western coast of India
Anjuna Beach, Goa
in the capital city of Panaji 8 km west of Mapusa, the Anjuna Beach is one
of the major beach attraction of Goa. The beach banks are full of the
painted palm trees under which are held the long parties generally covering
the whole night. The beach, known for its tropical fruits, is a place
preferred by the tourist for hanging out, dancing and lying, praising the
beautiful landscape around. The Beach is also popular for its Flea market
held on every consecutive Wednesdays where tourist throng to shop for the
precious things peculiar to the state of Goa.
A very mesmerising view of the Chapora Fort and the Vagator can be had from
the banks of the Anjuna beach. The beach frequented from 1970 has attracted,
till now, millions of travellers ranging from the honey mooners to the
leisure lovers, artisans to all kinds of over landers.
The beach, counted as one of the favourite, is a place suitable for
different water sports that includes water skiing, wind surfing, yachting
and rafting along the beach waters of the Arabian sea. There are also
opportunities for other playing activities on the surface of the beach
counting from football, handball, watching bullfighting and many such
The Anjuna Beach is the most happening beach and trusted the most for the
night long cocktail parties, dancing wild to the tunes of the music all
night long, letting the hairs down and heart pumping to its fullest. The
combination of the sun, the sea, the sand all offer an intoxicating aura to
the tourists who are at their best chasing the easy pace of life that
provides an escape to tranquility forgetting all their woes and worries.
Pleasing the guest to the most is the band of Anjuna playing the tunes to
the visitors in the night parties watched by the palm trees motionlessly
Albuqueque Mansion -
The magnificent Albuquerque Mansion was constructed
in the year 1920 and is flanked to its sides by octagonal towers and
attractive Mangalore tile-roofs.
» Mascarenhas Mansion -
The monumental Mascarenhas
Mansion is built of expensive woods in a L-shaped structure and has some of
the finest stained glass floral etchings.
» The Chapora Fort -
The Chapora Fort offers a
magnificent view of the Anjuna beach along with the Vagator beach. The fort,
well preserved except a few ruins was once a dominant place of the Muslim
rulers before the Portuguese vested its power on it. The fort has a history
of three priest being kidnapped in 1683 by the Marathas and releasing them
after converting them to Hindus.
» By Air -
The nearest airport is at Dabolim, which
is 29 km away from Panaji and 47 km from Anjuna Beach and village.
» By Rail -
The nearest railway station is at
Karmali 11 km away from Panaji and 29 km from the beach.
» By Road -
Buses run regularly from Mapusa to
Anjuna. Tourist can avail local buses to Panaji located 18 km away.