Christmas time in Anjuna beach, Goa

After the Mumbai bomb blasts last month and the murder of a Brit teenager earlier this year, Goa tourism seemed much toned down this Christmas. The number of foreign tourists has definitely reduced. Nevertheless, Goa Rocks! as always..

This was my first time stay at Anjuna, well even my first time in Goa in a group less than 10. The last 3 visits to Goa have been in groups of 17, 13 and 13. But Anjuna has the most awesome beach vibes I have ever experienced!

How do you reach Anjuna?
Take a bus to Panjim. Another bus to Calangute from Panjim. Hire bikes at Calangute. Ride to Anjuna!!!
We rode to Anjuna and started the room hunt. After exploring enough of Anjuna on the noon of Christmas, we settled at Sea Princess guest house.

Great Places? Plenty of them
Went to Cafe Lilliput in the evening(which is one of the super happening beach shacks on Anjuna beach). Evening of the Xmas day was a good beach party at sunset. Walked up to Curlie's later (this is the most happening shack). There was already a trance party happening there. Trance is best when you are sloshed. Rolled back to the room somehow and slept at an alarmingly early time by Goan standards, even Bangalore standards!

I woke up really early for a vacation. Biked to Vagator next morning and trekked up Fort Chapora. A good couple of hours! Went to Arambol beach later.
the kid at Fort Chapora

Yeah, a bit of Arambol
Lazed around after a late lunch and trekked along the side of the cliff to the next beaches. There were some parasailers. After haggling crazy with them, we decided there no money for all of us to para sail and promised him to come back tomorrow. There is a fresh water lake right next to the beach at Arambol. The best part was the trek along the stream that flows to the lake. There is lime stone along the stream and a lot of people were powdering it to paste and applying the multani mitti pack all over for an entire natural cleansing experience. And so did we. Very refreshing! Biked back to Arambol the next day with the damn gadi running out of fuel only to see a windy beach and the disappointment of canceled para sailing. Went Curlies around 11.30pm for the trance beach party. Went to Paradiso to party till morning. There is always an alternative party!!!
Parasailing on Arambol beach

Even after I flew the early morning flight back home, the music was pulsating in my head and the vibes were still with me!! Take my word and book Kingfisher flight to Goa. Saves the 14 hr journey and keeps the josh levels up there.


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