Located in North Goa, Anjuna is highly reflective of the hippie culture of India, prominent in the 1960s. It is also famous for its Wednesday flea market. You will get many options of hotels in Anjuna for a pleasant stay. The preferred budget hotels near Anjuna include FabHotel La Flamingo Calangute, FabHotel The King's Court Calangute, FabHotel All Seasons Calangute Beach and FabHotel Retreat Morjim. You can also check out hotels in Mandrem that are located quite close to Anjuna. FabHotel Tahira Ashwem Beachfront will be a good nearby Anjuna budget hotel if you wish to stay in Mandrem.
Known for its hippie tradition and old churches, Anjuna is 11 km west of Mapusa town. It has a unique landscape with red laterite rocks. The sprawling beach and the beautiful sea makes it one of the most famous tourist destinations in Goa; it draws visitors not only from India but also from many other countries. The lush palm trees along its sandy coast and cliffs in the backdrop make for a stunning sight, worth capturing in photos.
Shopping and dining in Anjuna
Anjuna has loads of options to keep shoppers happy! It is famous for its innumerable stores selling hippie dresses and traditional handicrafts from Goa. Orchard Stores, OM Khadi Shop and AJ Supermarket are some places you can check out. Anjuna is also home to several cafes like Cafe Lilliput, Lila Cafe, Curlies Beach Shack, Burger Factory and Basilico. The cool breeze coming from the Arabian Sea makes the experience of enjoying delicious preparations at these cafes and shacks even better. The exciting nightlife of Anjuna is characterized by full-moon parties and exotic fire shows that are worth attending. Paradiso Discotheque, Buddha Lounge, Utopian Retreats, Club Cubana and Shore Bar are some of Anjuna’s most popular nightlife spots.
Attractions in and around Anjuna
Anjuna is famous for its flea market, medieval forts and colonial-era churches. By choosing budget hotels near Anjuna, you can access several tourist attractions with ease. These include the following:
• Chapora Fort (3.1 km)
• Mascarenhas Mansion (3.3 km)
• Baga Beach (6.3 km)
• Fort Aguada (14.3 km)
• Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church (18.6 km)
How to Reach Anjuna
You can reach Anjuna from Goa International Airport in Dabolim, which is 43.1 km away, by buses and taxis. If you are traveling by train, then you can book a ticket to Karmali Railway Station is the nearest railhead, around 28.3 km from Anjuna. You can take National Highway 66 if you are traveling by road. Among the cities directly connected to Goa by road is Mumbai. You can check out hotels in Mumbai like FabHotel Le Western Andheri and FabHotel Embassy Park BKC.