Anjuna is a small village and a beach in the North Goa nestling between the Arabian Sea and the hill. It is located about 18 km (11 mi) from Panaji and is part of 30km (18 mi) stretch of beach coastline beginning at Fort Aguada and ending at Chapora Beach. Anjuna has a 2 km (1,4 mi) long rocky beach. It has a long reputation of a hippies resort and is world famous for its trance parties held on the beach. The village is a popular beach destination among backpackers, long-stayers and mid range tourists. Anjuna is renowned for the Wednesday’s Flea Market. The village also offers many opportunities for yoga classes and Ayurvedic massage.
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When to visit: best time to visit October to March. March to May are hot and humid. June to September is monsoon season.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Thivim railway station is about 18 km (11.1 mi) away. Vasco De Gama train station is about 49 km (30.4 mi) away. Madgaon Junction railway station in Margo is about 54 km (33.5 mi) away. Margao station is the terminus station for several Konkan Railway trains and almost all trains passing through Goa stop here. There are direct trains from most parts of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Cochin, Mangalore, Bangalore, Gujarat, Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Nearest airport: Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport is about 43 km (26.7 mi) away from Anjuna. Vasco De Gama train station is about 50 km (31 mi) away.
For more information see section TravelInfo/Airports/Goa/Goa International Airport
Buses: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is the state government’s bus service. Buses go from Mapusa. If you travel long distances you need to change buses. Biggest bus stations in Goa are – Mapusa, Panjim, Vasco da Gama, Margao and Canacona.
By road: The distance from Goa International Airport or Dabolim Airport to Anjuna is about 43 km (26.7 mi) via NH 66. It takes 1-2 hours.
The distance from Thivim railway station to Anjuna is about 18 km (11.1 mi) via Anjuna Mapusa Rd and Mapusa - Bicholim Rd. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Vasco De Gama train station to Anjuna is about 50 km (31 mi) via NH 66. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Old Goa to Anjuna is about 28 km (17.3 mi) via NH 66 and NH748. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Panaji to Anjuna is about 21 km (13 mi) via NH 66 and NH748. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Mumbai to Anjuna is about 560 km (347.9 mi) via NH4828 km via NH 66 and NH748. It takes around 10-11 hours.
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