Today however the scene is mighty different. Migrant hawkers from all over can be found in organized groups, with each region or culture sticking together. From the Indian lot, most noticeable are the Lambani women from Karnataka selling traditional, colorfully woven tribal clothes, bags and jewelry. The others are Kashmiri hawkers selling silver jewelry, papier-Mache boxes, and Tibetans selling turquoise bracelets, praying wheels, and Himalayan caps and curios.
You will also come across Rajasthani mirror worked, block printed bedspreads, Kerala wood carvings, Guajarati artefacts, etc. There are also western hawkers selling backpacking essentials, musical instruments, and Indonesian hawkers selling Balinese batiks and designer beachwear.
However, you will have to be good at haggling if you want your money's worth. Most of the stuff sold at the flea market will be priced exorbitantly. This isn't a surprise considering unaware western tourists are ready to shell out the cheap Indian currency.
Best time to visit Anjuna Beach, Goa:
The best time to visit Goa is between October and March. The season is pleasant and enjoyable. There are plenty late night parties happening around this time too.
How to reach Anjuna Beach?
Anjuna beach is about 45 kms from Goa airport. It resides in the North part of Goa. From Panaji it is about 20 km by road.
Accommodations in Anjuna Beach:
Accommodation in Anjuna may be a problem if you haven't booked well in advance. And if you arrive in the peak season (peak season is mid-December to mid-January) it will be virtually impossible to find any accommodation at all!
Anjuna has some not-so-well furnished guest houses and hotels, and you will find that owners are generally reluctant to let out accommodation if you aren't planning to stay long term. You will find inexpensive accommodation at Coutinho's Nest, Hilton, Martha's, etc.
Moderate to expensive are the Anjuna beach resort, White Negro, Hill View and others.
Food: Some places to eat in Anjuna Beach
Eating and drinking in Anjuna are pretty good though you won't find beach shacks like the ones in Calangute. The food here specializes in fish like elsewhere in Goa and western food.
German The bakery serves delicious meals, herbal teas and Expresso coffee. It is a little expensive but worth it and is a great place to relax. The budget traveler's choice could be Lafranza, Rose Garden Motel and Sea Breeze.
You can expect good proportions of delicious food at reasonable prices. Some of the best places to dunk a few beers, watch the sun go down and stay up till the wee hours are the Shore Bar and Paraiso de Anjuna (popularly called Paradiso).