What to Know Before You Go to Anjuna Flea Market in Goa
Goa, a hippie paradise, is famous for its beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and exotic cuisine. If you have ever been to Goa, you might agree with me here. But did you also know that Goa is every shopaholic’s paradise? There is so much that you can shop from Goa and take home a little piece of it with you as a souvenir! Many flea markets, stalls, and shops sell a wide range of exquisite items worth checking out once. Among numerous markets and bazaars, Anjuna Flea Market is the most prominent.
What is Anjuna Flea Market?
Located in Anjuna, this flea market is set up only on Wednesdays between October and May. It is the perfect place for shopaholics and tourists looking for souvenirs and other items at a very low rate. And these items are of good quality as well. Anjuna Flea Market started in the 1960s as a way for hippie travellers to barter their products and items. Over the years, it became very famous, and most locals and tourists started visiting this flea market regularly.
The flea market has pretty much everything you can think of. From everyday household items to piercing and tattoo stalls, you name it, and you will find it here!
Anjuna Flea Market is particularly famous for authentic Nepali and Tibetan items. So, if you are looking for those, definitely visit this flea market on your next solo trip to Goa. You can check out the stalls selling mouthwatering Goan street food. The food is one of a kind and a must-try for people who love indulging in different cuisines.
How to reach Anjuna Flea Market
Goa International Airport is at a distance of about 47 km from Anjuna Flea Market. The best and most convenient way to reach the flea market from the airport is via a cab or taxi. It will take you approximately 1.5 hours.
If you wish to take a bus, you must take a cab to Panaji Bus Stand. You can board a bus, which will take approximately 40 minutes.
While a direct cab from the airport is more convenient, taking a bus will help you save money. I would suggest you choose the option that’s more convenient and comfortable for you!
What is the best time to visit Anjuna Flea Market?
Anjuna Flea Market is set up every Wednesday at Anjuna Beach. It opens at 7 in the morning and closes at midnight. The best time to visit Anjuna Flea Market would be in the morning. The crowd would be less, and you can explore more at this hour!
However, if you get time, do visit the market in the late evening or at night. The ambience looks inviting with the stores and stalls lit up with lights!
What to expect at Anjuna Flea Market?
This beautiful flea market is always bustling with locals and tourists alike. Being a popular tourist attraction in Goa, it will also be quite crowded. The market stays open till midnight, and you get time to shop to your heart’s content. Remember, bargain as much as you can at these stalls, and you are good to go!
Here is a list of some of the most beautiful items that you can check out (and buy, if you like) at the market:
Jewellery is an essential part of every outfit. A piece of statement jewellery can do wonders to your outfit. There are stunning jewellery pieces at the Anjuna Flea Market. The most popular design is macrame art. It is quite pleasing to the eyes and turns every outfit extraordinary. You may even find a blend of macrame and stones at some stalls.
In Goa, beaches and bikinis go hand in hand. If you are looking for cute and unique bikini designs, you will find them all at Anjuna Flea Market. From vibrant bikini tops to elegant two-piece bikini sets, there are a lot of designs and colours that you can choose from. And the best part is that these are quite cheap as well. So, you can shop as much as you want without burning a hole in your pocket!
Looking for a stylish coverup to wear over your bikini? Don’t worry. Anjuna Flea Market has got that covered for you. You will find colourful and breezy kaftans at many shops and stalls at the market. These are perfect for you to wear at the beach or even for a casual day!
You will find a small space dedicated to the Tibetan market at the flea market. For all exotic Tibetan items, visit this space. You will find a lot of really nice stuff here, such as singing bowls, artefacts, handicrafts, silver trinkets, handlooms, and much more.
Dresses made from old sarees
Looking for colourful and vibrant dresses at reasonable prices? Then Anjuna Flea Market is the place to be. The twist here is that these dresses are created from old Indian sarees. The dresses come in different shapes, colours and sizes. Some even come with embellishments that look pretty. If you want a variation in your wardrobe, surely check out these dresses. You may find other clothing items such as shrugs, kurtas, and other things made from old sarees!
Phew! So, this brings us to the end of this blog. I hope you found all the information you needed before heading to Anjuna Flea Market. Do let me know of your experiences in the comments below. I would like to know how your solo trip to Goa and shopping experience at Anjuna were!
To know all the offbeat/hidden locations in North Goa, check out my article, Exploring North Goa on Solo Travel Journey.
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