All About the Market
From funky jewellery to antique souvenirs, from electric appliances to rich spices, you will find anything under the sun at this place. The Anjuna Flea Market is loaded with products and is a favourite destination for shopaholics. This colorful Indian Bazaar is remnant of the days when North Goa was ruled by the hippies. It opens every Wednesday between the months of October to April, which is the peak season.
Though there are hundreds of reasons why you should visit this market, but here are the 6 main reasons worth mentioning --
Jazz up your wardrobe
Get a tattoo or try hair braiding
Getting a tattoo in Goa is not a big deal, but finding a reliable tattoo artist to do the job is definitely a big deal. This is the place where you will find some amazing tattoo artists who will help you get that dream design done. Also, if you are not interested in getting inked, try out hair braiding for that cool Bohemian look. It just takes about 15-20 mins to braid normal length of hair.
Explore the beautiful Tibetan Market
One of the most beautiful parts of Anjuna Flea Market is its Tibetan Market. Walking through the beautiful shops decorated with silverware, the sight of different kinds of jewellery and metal decoratives is a sheer delight. Now, this is the place where you put your bargaining skills to test. To start with, give a shocked reaction to whatever price is quoted by the shopkeeper and make your way through an amazing deal. The jewellery you find here, there are fewer chances that you will find it anywhere else. So, grab the opportunity and buy yourself some amazing stuff.
Gorge on Goan food
If you love food as much as you love shopping, this place is going to make you really happy. Though there are no food options in the middle of the market, but once you reach the end, there are a number of authentic Goan cuisine shacks and stalls. Tickle your taste buds with the sumptuous servings that come fresh from the sea. Also, don’t forget to taste the local drink called Feni.
For the love of music
Listening to trance music while shopping makes the entire experience even more enjoyable. Shops selling EDM or trance music CDs can be spotted everywhere in the market.
Also, if you are interested, sellers can give you an introduction to the music they are selling. In the evening, spend some time at the beach shacks and bars that play amazing live music.
Buy Goan tea flavours
Anjuna Flea Market is most famous for Goan Tea, which comes in a number of mind-blowing flavours including chocolate, mango, banana, vanilla, jasmine and Pineapple. Other than this, spices like black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, chillies and coriander are among the major spices grown in Goa and are worth a buy.
You may not be able to take the beach and the vibrant nightlife along, but you can definitely take the rich Goan flavours with you.
Some important tips:
If you are staying in Bengaluru and want to see Goa’s Anjuna Flea Market, then you can book Bengaluru to Goa flights through ixigo.com. You can compare the prices of various airlines and choose the best deals.
Visiting Anjuna Flea Market gives you an amazing Goan feel, which you must experience. Now, shop till you drop!
Site updated on 22. January 2020