The Flea Market in Anjuna beach Goa - Remnants of Hippie era

The Flea Market is a well known market which was started by the Hippies of the sixties, to make money to keep staying on in Goa, by selling their belongings. This market is still thriving.

The Flea Market is located on the silvery sands of the Anjuna Beach. This market started as an open air exchange during the peak of Hippie years, has now become one of the most popular attractions of the Tourists and backpackers alike. Unlike other famous markets, Flea market has got a style of its own.

The Anjuna beach is well known for the Flea market, as well as its beautiful and spectacular silvery waves and golden sands. The market is a well known one from where you can get anything from souvenirs to the trance music which are used in the parties. The Flea market is held every week on Wednesdays on the golden sands of the Anjuna Beach.

Flea Market is held every Wednesday, particularly during the peak season that is October to April. Almost the entire beach is covered by the hawkers coming in from in and around the area, like from Gujarat, Rajasthan and the semi nomadic Lamani tribe of Karnataka. Lamanis make up the largest group here selling trinkets, thick silver jewellery richly dyed fabrics from all parts of India. These Lamanis have a unique style of dressing and a culture of their own. They live on the fringes of the Goan society and they return regularly to the Anjuna beach.

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You can find in the market of Tibetan craft stalls, Nepalese and Kashmiri artefacts including jewellery, stones, rock bottom priced clothes, Variety of bags, bakery items like cakes, strudel and breads and Tattooing both permanent and mehndi types as well , hair cutting saloons etc.

The place opens at about 9 am in the mornings every Wednesday and shuts down only after the sunset. This is a unique experience for the tourists and if you are visiting Goa, you shouldn't miss it. You can see when you get inside the flea market, some of the old traces of the Hippie Hideaway culture which has become a legend in these areas.

Calangute and Baga Beaches also shines in popularity among domestic and international tourists apart from Anjuna Beach. Baga Beach is very close to Calangute beach.

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