India 2014: Anjuna Beach

Wikipedia: “Anjuna ([ɦɔɳzuɳẽ]) is a village in Goa, one of the twelve Brahmin comunidades of Bardez. Its church, St. Michael’s Church, Anjuna, founded in 1595, is dedicated to S. Miguel, and celebrates the feasts of S. Miguel (September 29) and Nossa Senhora Advogada (second week of January). There are three large chapels in the parish: the one to S. Antonio (Praias), to Nossa Senhora de Saude (Mazalvaddo), and to Nossa Senhora de Piedade (Grande Chinvar). The chapel at Vagator became the church of the new parish of Vagator, dedicated to S. Antonio, in the twentieth century. Anjuna is world famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season. Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market (Every Wednesday) wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewellery, clothes and electronic devices”.

There are a number of beach shacks or shack hotels spread along the beach where one can go to relax, party, eat, socialize and so on. During the day it’s as good as this and better – lie on a deck chair, under an umbrella, five metres or more away from the calm ocean (Arabian Sea). Order an ice cold Kingfisher beer and spicy chicken tikka with roti. Read a book and fall asleep while having a full body massage for just under ZAR 100. At night some of the shacks have live music and DJ’s spinning tunes.

My favourite shack at night is Guru Bar. The best place to stay for me has always been Henmil Holiday Homes.

Nothing beats sitting in Guru Bar sipping on ale listening to mellow tunes while the sun slowly goes down. The inserted photo was taken on the rocks in front of Guru Bar.

Anjuna Sunset

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