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The biggest attraction in Anjuna is the luxury to laze around the beach during the day and the parties and nights. The beach is towards the south of the village and can get crowded. Towards the northern side of the village is the flea market ground and towards the south is a rocky headland and thus it is better to swim towards the south end of the beach. Anjuna is very famous for its flea markets, which takes place on Wednesday and lasts from morning till dawn. One can find anything from Kashmiri handicrafts, to Goan souvenirs, from clothes and jewellery to music cds. The Wednesday Flea market usually takes place on the main road that leads to the beach.
This flea market attracts tourists from all over north Goa and can get very crowded, parking fee is charged outside the market on Wednesdays. One can bargain with the shop keepers in this market. The Saturday Night Bazaars are also equally popular in North Goa. There are several Saturday Night Bazaars organized in north Goa, the more popular of them being Ingos and Mackies Saturday Night Bazaar. These bazaars have many stores run by Goans, Indians from other states, Tibetans and some foreigners. They have many food stalls, with all kinds of street food. There are many stores selling authentic Goan, Chinese, Tibetan, Indian and fast food. Some of these bazaars also have live music performed by the local bands. There are also stalls selling beers in this bazaar. Shore Bar, situated in the centre of the beach playing funky numbers is one of the major nightlife centres in Anjuna.
The place closes around midnight and one can always hop to other places, which are open after midnight. Most nightclubs and bars in Anjuna play trance mixes. Anjuna also happens to be one of the major all night party places during the New Year's Eve. In Vagator beach, The Aclove is a great nightclub to visit. Temptations and Red Cab Inns are also very good options. The best parties in Anjuna are however the full moon parties or the black moon parties that happen here occasionally. Paradiso is one of the most popular nightclubs in Goa and it is located in Anjuna.
Nine Bar and Hilltop are some of the places where open-air parties are held, these two places are near Vagator. There are also a number of nightclubs and bars in and around Baga and Calangute and one can reach to any one of these places via taxis or hired motorbikes. There are number of roadside stalls and beach stalls all over Anjuna selling all kind of stuffs. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes across Anjuna. The most popular among them being Curlie's, which is a beach shack. It is located in close proximity to the flea market and is usually crowded with all types of tourist. Most of the restaurants, both beach shacks and the ones in the village are semi open air and simple restaurants, serving Goan and Western cuisine. Almost all the restaurants serve liquor and play good funky music in the background. Some restaurants have televisions and the Sea Queen restaurant in Anjuna also houses a big screen, which plays movies. Apart from these, there are many other restaurants specializing in different types of cuisine, such as the Basilico, which specializes in Italian food and Biryani Palace for Indian tandoori cuisine. For breakfast the German bakery is very good option.
“Unlike the British who exploited Indian resources, the Portuguese did not consider Goa just a colony to make money from; it was actually considered a part of Portugal. Therefore, the Goans also thought them to be their own people, rather than outsiders,” he said. Is susegad then relevant only to the Catholic Goans, I wondered, since the Portuguese legacy is much stronger among Catholic Goans, who were converted by the Portuguese Jesuit priests. I knew that only around 25% of Goa is Catholic, while the majority, more than 66%, are Hindus, and perhaps only the people they had converted into Catholics have the susegad attitude.
However, everyone I spoke to said that wasn’t the case; anyone who has lived in Goa for even for a couple of years embraces susegad. In fact, according to blogger Anuradha Goyal, who moved to Goa five years ago after working in New Delhi and Bengaluru, susegad is as much a Goan attraction as the sun and the sea. She explained that over the last five years, since she moved to Goa, her own daily routine has now become slower and easier, following that that local life. When I prodded deeper into the reasons that make susegad unique to Goa, I began to learn how strong civic ties seem to have contributed to the concept.
Of course, it all began in Goa with siesta, a necessity in what was traditionally an agrarian society where people woke up early to work in the fields or to catch fish to sell in the morning markets. Along with work, they also learned to rest as needed, a balance that led to a feeling of contentment. So moving from siesta to susegad was then a natural evolution in the Goan way of life. Goes explained that Goa has always been blessed with natural prosperity and plenty, something that is reflected in the content attitude of its people. According to him and others who live in Goa, village and town borders are a “notional concept” in the tiny state, and there is an innate belief in egalitarianism, with “simply no stress to be better than my neighbour”.
It’s an attitude that has carried over from the old days, when Goa felt isolated, not geographically, but socially, from India, which was ruled by the British, while they themselves had the Portuguese as rulers. There was, therefore, a need to stick close to each other, irrespective of social status or religious affiliation. Why We Are What We Are is a BBC Travel series examining the characteristics of a country and investigating whether they are true. Join more than three million BBC Travel fans by liking us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Future, Culture, Capital and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday.
A salubrious paradise in India, holidays in Goa continue to be a favorite on every American and European travelers’ wish list. They come here for beaches, sun, sea, sand, and trance and extend their stays for the variegated blend of India, Portuguese and other countries’ influences. Everybody who comes here takes a little piece of Goa with them and leaves behind a precious little of their culture too- making Goa charismatically undefinable. The Carnival has skyrocketed as one of the topmost dates in the calendar of travelers for holidays in Goa. Scores of tourists and travelers from all over India and abroad line up the streets excitedly to be a part of the celebrations before they begin the abstinence and penitence during Lent.
If you’ve read or viewed or participated in any South American Mardi Gras, you will have an instant connection to the Goa Carnival- identical effervescence will welcome you and jab you to share the good times. The friendly Goans are legendary for their hospitality and the carnival is perhaps the best time to understand and immerse in their flamboyant culture. Nothing in India comes even remotely close to the multihued and quaint festivities of these four days. The stark Portuguese influence is unmissable yet the distinct Indian flavors that are amazingly blended in, give the Goa Carnival such an iconic status that every single hotel room is booked well in advance for those 4 days. Restaurants and the quintessential Goan bakeries swarm with revelers from around the globe!
The cities, particularly Panaji, Mapusa, Margao, and Vasco wear a festive look and the electrifying atmosphere is so infectious as to make even the most reluctant of visitors an alacritous part of the celebrations. north goa beaches ’s like an ambitious circus decided to play out all its spectacles on the road. Lately, the carnival has gained in reputation as being the perfect occasion to kindle a new romance or rekindle an old flame. Well, who’s complaining if all those merriment trigger a few heartfelt unions? Holidays in Goa are incomplete without a little harmless flirting, right? Traditional practices are being replaced, slowly yet gradually. One of them though is followed due to its timeless character- eating out! The restaurants and eating places are expected to prepare their best fish and seafood dishes this day.
The Catholic households use this period of holidays in Goa to clean their kitchens for the upcoming 40 day period; hence food is available around the corner. Another tradition that has retained its basic edifice yet transformed with time is the one-act fold play, known locally as Khell or Fell. Accompanied by melodious music from local instruments, the Khell is usually a sarcastic and comic take on local events and highlight the human idiosyncrasies with a message to change for the better. One tradition that has transformed for good is greeting people and smearing them with eggs, flour and fruit pulp!
Perhaps kitchen cleaning took a detour for some people! Nevertheless, it is now replaced with colors- yes; the same colors used at Holi are also used to greet each other during Goa Carnival! From Holi to Holy is indeed a humongous journey for India’s secular fabric. Goa Carnival marks the beginning of the climax of peak season; consequently, hotels and homestays are packed to the rafters. Thousands of visitors from colder countries make a beeline to the state to celebrate the end of winters with a sprightly holiday in Goa feast and join the revelries before Lent. Air tickets are known to zoom past double their cost.
If you’re planning to visit Goa during this period, now is the right time to make your bookings. Every penny saved is a penny spent to celebrate the exodus of harsh winter with the Goa Carnival. Viva Carnival; Viva Goa! March 02, 2019 is the date to mark in your calendars and make your bookings well in advance. Our UNESCO World Heritage Tour is designed to take you around the stunning beaches and offbeat corners of Goa along with Karnataka’s immaculate historical places like Hampi and Badami. The tour is completely customizable so you are able to spend more days in Goa before and during the Goa Carnival. Just ask us, we will be happy to curate a picture-perfect voyage for your pursuits.
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