Anjuna Flea Market - Goa
Market in Anjuna
Anjuna's weekly Wednesday flea market is a part of Goa's experience as a day at the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and smoked by hippie jumbo couples calling on Indians to compare experiences on the Indian circuit and to sell pairs of levi jeans or handmade jewelery in order to stay the rest of their lives. Fund can be given.
Nowadays things are much more mainstream and merchandise comes from all over India: statues and jewelery etiquette of Tibetan and Kashmiri merchants; Colored Gujarati tribal women sell T-shirts; Richly colored saris, bags and bedsheets from Rajasthan; Spices sacks from Kerala; And to see the hard-to-remember tribal girls of passersby from Karnataka in my shop '. Weaving among this sherbet mix of stalls, the rest are hippies, backpackers, weekends from Mumbai and bus and taxi-loads of package tourists from Russia and Europe.
Such purchasing power has inevitably raised market prices but with competition you can still find some good deals if you know the right price. These days the market spreads to the paddy fields from the beach to the entryway; Endless stalls can be repeated after a while. From shopping to relaxing there are tea stalls and a pair of restaurant-bars with live music. Cafe Looda has a spectacular sunset beach location and live music from 5pm, while Seabreeze packs them in the afternoon with live music.
You can still find western merchandise and services (tattoos, piercings and the like), but this is a much larger souvenir market. Despite changes over the years, there is no sign of the market wandering in popularity, so dive in and enjoy the ride. The best time to visit is in the morning (from 8 am) or late afternoon (around 4 pm after sunset). The first market of the season is around the middle of November, which continues until the end of April.