Laze ideally on a sandy beach or enjoy splashing the white foamy waves, your best choice is Anjuna beach in Goa. The smallest Indian state has about 40 beaches and Anjuna is the most loved of the lot. Popular for trance parties and hippies, the beach is located 18 km north of Panaji, the capital of Goa. Tourist, all the year round, visit here for relaxing hours of sunbathing, partying on the moonlit night and shopping in the world's famous flea market on every Wednesday of a week.
Anjuna remain crowded every season in a year, but it counts the highest number of beach lovers since the eve of New Year. Soon after the celebration of Christmas festival, Goans get busy to arrange welcome parties for a new year. Make-shift shacks and swanky restaurants occupies the stretching shore line. Pubs and bars began storing drinks of international brands and the elevated discotheques get extended. Anjuna Beach New Year Party Venue
As always, Anjuna beach never sleeps. Galas of unlimited joy are arranged by both Goans and party hoppers, visiting here from different parts of the world. On walking across the swaying coconut plantations, one can have an speechless view of shacks and sitting corners, decorated in a chic manner. The restaurants are outlined with chain of bulbs,while the make-shift huts glitters with holding stars made of shinning paper.
Swinging trance bar, like, Paraiso de Goa and Primrose Cafe, located between Anjuna and Vagator must not be missed out. Enjoy on the Badem Hill remains open till late night and is a nice venue to throw a rocking New Year Party. Full-moon Night Party
Anjuna, the freak capital of World, announces full-moon parties, especially during Christmas and New Year. The spell bound aura touch the heart of visitors and offer party-mood all through out the day. Portuguese introduced night parties since 1960s and till date it has become an integral part of Goan culture. Dances are followed with the tune played by the live bands. Goan folk music like 'mandos' and 'dulpods' are sung in Konkani style and the voice of yore is enjoyed all together by groups of celebrities and common people. The party fever is, further, spiced up with food and feni(local drink). Sea foods are sold hand-in-hand and so do the bottles of drink are emptied in a minute.
New Year excitement can also be sensed with getting around the flea markets areas. Festive offers are introduced and shopoholics get the chance to pick up exclusive accessories at cheap rate. Reach Anjuna Beach for New Year Celebration
Regular state transport buses and private tourist coaches connects Anjuna beach with Panjim and Maupusa. Motorcycles, taxis and auto-rickshaws are available round the clock, anywhere in Goa, to reach the rave party destination.
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